Happy children in the pool
Happy African American children and their family running though the park
Happy children in the pool
Northside Oasis of Wilmington is a non-profit (501c3)
Your tax deductible donation is greatly appreciated.
Our mission is to inspire hope, health and the
pursuit of happiness for all people.
Our vision is to create a world-class, multi-sports complex, Optimism Oasis, designed to inspire a passion for achieving success through programs and exhibits that cultivate
a positive mindset and a healthy lifestyle.
This 15 acre state-of-the-art park will benefit our community by providing a safe urban sanctuary that supports and encourages optimal physical & mental health for all people.
December 16, 2023
100 Ultra 4 Kids presents:
Backwards to the Future
8:00am 5K Backwards Challenge
9:30am Aaron Yoder (World Record Attempt!)
(Solo One Mile Backwards Challenge)
10:00am One Mile Backwards Challenge
(Everyone is invited to join the FUN!!!)
UNCW Track in Wilmington, NC
Aaron Yoder, world record holder for the fastest one mile
backwards run @ 5:30 (5:53 on track) will be here to attempt a
NEW WORLD RECORD at UNCW Track & Field on 12/16/23.
This is a special event you don’t want to miss! We anticipating hundreds of adventurous athletes, spectators & supporters so mark your calendar and register NOW!
Optimism Oasis Sports Complex
(1310 McRae St. Wilmington, NC 28401)
1. TRACK & FIELD SPORTSPLEX (Phase One)
Track & Field (400m/8-lane)
Playground (w/Educational Exhibits)
Water Park (w/Inspirational Exhibits)
Skateboard Park (w/Motivational Exhibits)
333’ Ninja Obstacle Course (Olympic & ADA Lanes)
Edutainment Center (Northside MakerSpace Academy)
Educational Exhibits & Motivational Messaging (360°)
3. PARKING w/ HOTEL, RESTAURANT & CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (Phase Three)
500+ Parking Deck
Health & Wellness Hotel
Restaurant & Bar (w/Event Space)
Northside Cultural Arts Center (15,000sf)
New Hanover High School (Fitness Room)
UNCW DC Virgo (Locker & Fitness Room)
Maintenance & Storage (5,000 sf)
Athletic Condos (Daily & Monthly Rentals)
2. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB (Phase Two)
(Partner: Boys & Girls Clubs of SENC)
NEW ADDITION (15,000 sf)
Safe 'Drop Off & Pick Up' Zone
Modern/High-Tech Youth Center
Large flexible space next to gym
New Offices & Conference Room
New Outdoor Basketball Courts
New Playground & Outdoor Event Space
4. GYM & SWIM SPORTSPLEX (Phase Four)
Olympic Swimming Pool (50m x 25m)
Pool (25m x 25m) for all Public Schools
6-court Basketball and 12-court Volleyball
Indoor running track (300m/5 lane)
Cycle & Fitness Center (9,000 sf)
Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Yoga (9,000 sf)
Men & Women's Locker Rooms (9,000 sf)
Sports Medicine & Healing Arts Clinic
Rooftop Tennis & (10) Pickle Ball courts
We Believe... by creating a world class health & wellness facility,
(specifically designed for the kids of our community with free access to all school students)
we will make a powerful & positive impact on the future of our community.
Design, Build & Management Team
We have carefully selected a world class team of professional architects, builders, visionaries, consultants & a management firm capable of creating and managing the world's most extraordinary multi-sports complex.
PERKINS+WILL (Architecture) https://perkinswill.com/
Health & Wellness, Educational & Cultural, Sports, Science, Technology & Entertainment
Zena Howard - Lead Architect & Project Manager (https://perkinswill.com/person/zena-howard/)
CLANCY & THEYS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY (Building Contractor) https://www.clancytheys.com/
"We develop & empower talented teams to provide innovative solutions, delivering an exceptional experience."
Ryan Bisplinghoff - Senior Manager of Business Development
GALLAGHER & ASSOCIATES (Educational Exhibits & Motivational Messaging) https://gallagherdesign.com/
"We design beloved impactful visitor experiences." (ie: U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Colorado)
Patrick Gallagher - Principal Visionary & President of G&A
SPORTS FACILITIES COMPANIES (Strategic Planning & Managment) https://sportsfacilities.com/
Strategic Planning, Feasibility Study, 5-year Financial Forecast, Economic Impact Study, Public Engagement.
BEYNON SPORTS (The best Track & Field surfacing around the world)
THE ATS TEAM (Obstacle Course Design led by Nate Moore - producer 'American Ninja Warrior'
WORLD OBSTACLE (Fédération Internationale De Sports D'Obstacles)
Ian Adamson & Team will consult on Safety, ADA & Olympic Training requirements of the Obstacle Course.
TEAM PAIN SKATE PARKS (World's greatest skate park design team led by Tim Payne)
LANDSCAPE STRUCTURES (America's greatest playground equipment designer & manufacturer)
PARAMOUNTE ENGINEERING (Civil Engineering & Land Planning)
SOUTHEASTERN ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP (Field study, permits & consulting led by David Syster)
CAPE FEAR SOLAR SYSTEMS (Helping the Optimism Oasis reach the highest classification of LEED v4.1)
We are pleased to introduce the Northside Oasis of Wilmington Board of Directors.