Cape Fear Shiner Park

350 Alexander Drive
Lillington, NC 27546


Park Hours of Operation:

November – March (during EST): 7 AM – 6 PM
March (at beginning of DST)- May: 7 AM - 8 PM 
June - July: 7 AM - 9 PM
August – November (until end of DST): 7 AM – 8 PM


The Cape Fear Shiner Park is located at 350 Alexander Drive, Lillington, NC 27546 and runs adjacent to the Sandhills Farm Park. The site is next to the Cape Fear River and is located in the Cape Fear River Basin. The park officially opened on Monday, November 2nd, 2020. The park is home to a Storybook Trail, courtesy of Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS and the Harnett County Public Library!


Completed Phase One includes the entrance road to the initial parking area along with associated utilities. In addition to road construction, this phase includes:

•Parking Area
•3.25 miles of natural trail
•0.4 Mile Paved Walking Trail
•Wildlife Observation Deck
•Soccer/Multi-Purpose Field
•Canoe Portage
•Softball Fields

Future phases will incorporate the following park elements:

•Multi-Use Event Buildings and Parking (191 Spaces)
•Day Use Area for Small Games
•Small Park Shelters
•Restroom/Concession at Soccer Fields
•Additional Parking Areas
•Additional Multi-Use/Soccer Fields
•Extended Paved Walking Trails
•Greenway Trail (Off Property)
•Remaining Recreational Features

Cape Fear Shiner Park Master Plan

Proposed Park Fairgrounds Building

Proposed Park Fairgrounds Building, Design #2

Field Rental Information