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