Pender County, NC, is dedicated to ensuring that all residents and visitors, regardless of ability, have access to the county’s facilities, services, and natural attractions.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone can enjoy the rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes that Pender County has to offer.
All public buildings and spaces are designed to be accessible, including ramps, elevators, and designated parking spaces.
Restrooms are equipped with accessible features to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Public Facilities and Services

Government Buildings: All Pender County government buildings are equipped with ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms to accommodate individuals with mobility impairments. We strive to provide barrier-free access to all public offices and services.
Parks and Recreation: Our parks and recreational areas are designed to be accessible to everyone. This includes accessible trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, and restrooms. We are continuously working to improve and expand accessibility features in all our parks.
Libraries and Community Centers: Pender County libraries and community centers offer accessible entrances, restrooms, and service counters. We also provide a range of resources and programs designed to be inclusive of all community members.

Trails and Natural Attractions

Accessible Trails: Pender County features several accessible trails, including the Burgaw Creek Walk and pathways in Hampstead Kiwanis Park and Soundside Park. These trails are designed to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, and other mobility aids, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings.
Beach Access: Topsail Island and Surf City beaches have accessible entry points equipped with ramps and mobi-mats, making it easier for individuals with mobility impairments to access the beach. Accessible restrooms and parking are also available at these locations.
Paddling and Boating: We strive to provide accessible launch points for paddling and boating activities on our rivers and waterways. Please check with local outfitters for information on accessible equipment and assistance.

Events and Activities

Community Events: Pender County hosts numerous community events, festivals, and cultural activities throughout the year. We are committed to making these events accessible to everyone, with considerations for accessible seating, parking, and facilities.
Recreational Programs: Our recreational programs are designed to be inclusive, offering adaptive activities and accommodations for participants with disabilities.

Pender County is dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive community for everyone.