ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Public input requested for Seagate Park

by Daniel Bowden
Monday, February 25, 2013

A second meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 in Winter Park Elementary School regarding a city park planned for a one-acre parcel of land off of Mariner Lane.

Members of the public are encouraged to drop by and offer suggestions for how they would like to see the space used.

Wilmington City Council accepted the property as a donation during its Nov. 7, 2012 meeting. It was donated by Wilmington resident Bill Haneman, on the condition the park be dedicated to the original owner of the property, his father Edward John Haneman, or as he was better known, Capt. Eddy. Capt. Eddy was a well know figure in Wrightsville Beach's fishing community in the 1950's through the 1990's.

Haneman requested that the new park contain a playground, benches, bike racks, landscaping, and a memorial plaque containing the words “this park is dedicated to the public, in memory of Captain Eddy Haneman and his wife Mary Haneman.”

During the first meeting, members of the public suggested the park take a nautical theme in honor of Capt. Eddy's love of the ocean. The park has an approximate budget of $200,000.

Construction is scheduled to begin on the park on May 2013, and the projected completion date is Aug. 2013.


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