Optimism Oasis - Wilmgton NC Track, Amphitheater, and Sports Complex

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Hope +

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Health +

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Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire hope, optimal health, and the pursuit of happiness for all people.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world-class Performing Arts & Multi-Sports Complex designed to inspire a desire to achieve success. This unique 4 acre park featuring a 400 seat amphitheater & 400 meter track & field will benefit our community by providing a safe urban sanctuary supporting equitable & optimal health for all people.

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Northside Oasis of Wilmington is a non-profit (501c3). Your tax deductible donation is greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Events

December – 2022

One Mile Backwards Challenge

December, 21st

5:00 PM

UNCW Track

Join us for our one mile backwards challenge on the winter solstice, everyone is welcome.

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100 Ultra 4 Kids

December, 28th – 31st

8:00 AM

Community Boys & Girls Club

Join us for the 100 mile backwards challenge and kickoff party. Enjoy live music, food and fellowship as we join together to help the children in our community.

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Conceptual Master Plan

Your voice & vision would be greatly appreciated.

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Unique Features & Exhibits

  • Track of Optimism – 400m, 8 Lane Track & Field
  • Global Stage of Imagination – 400 Seat Amphitheater
  • 555’ Ninja Obstacle Course
  • Poetry in Motion Playground
  • No Fear Hemisphere Skateboard Bowl
  • Educational, Motivational & Inspirational Exhibits


We are pleased to introduce the Northside Oasis of Wilmington Board of Directors.

Zedrick Applin

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Althea Johnson

Althea Johnson

Vice Chair & Treasurer Read Bio
Deloris Rhodes

Deloris Rhodes

Secretary Read Bio
Michael Dwayne Long

Michael Dwayne Long

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Robert V. Taylor

Robert V. Taylor

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Charlie Engle

Charlie Engle

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Hilary Phelps

Hilary Phelps

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Creative Team

Our team is made up of innovators, creators and advocates who strive to make Optimism Oasis a reality.

Patrick Gallagher

Patrick Gallagher

Exhibit Designer & Developer Read Bio
Tracy McCullen

Tracy McCullen

Founder & Concept Designer Read Bio

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For large donations and Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tracy McCullen. We greatly appreciate your time and consideration.

(910) 279-1902

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For all volunteer opportunities, please contact Tracy McCullen. Include your name, reason for interest, volunteer experience and availability.