Hanover Pines Nature Park

Hanover Pines Nature Park (formerly known as Battle Park) is a 42.5-acre county-owned property located at 6101 Carolina Beach Road, just south of Manassas Drive in southern New Hanover County. The county has developed the property into a passive county park for the greater community to enjoy. The park opened March 18, 2024. The “passive” park includes trails for hiking, biking, walking, and outdoor classrooms as well as restroom facilities and a playground.

Dueling Dinosaurs Move Into the SECU DinoLab

Welcome home to Raleigh’s newest residents. In the fall of 2023 the Dueling Dinosaur fossils were moved into the state-of-the-art SECU DinoLab where, during the next few years, you can follow along on a journey of scientific discovery. Opening in spring 2024. You’ll be able to walk through an active dinosaur research lab, see these iconic fossils up close and ask questions of our paleontologists as they unlock secrets of the Cretaceous. Until then, check out this behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to move 31,000 lbs of fossils. See you in the spring!