Update – Temporary closure of Sound Park for waterfront repairs

Update:  July 24, 2023

Unfortunately, some unexpected issues were discovered at the site which has pushed back the anticipated reopening date. Instead of July 31, the county now expects to open the boat ramp in mid-to-late August. Much has been done and contractors are working on finger piers and boardwalk rails. The waterfront area will remain closed until the project is complete, for public safety and site access purposes. Thank you for your patience and we’ll announce a reopening date soon!


The waterfront at Sound Park is undergoing a major repair project, including the boat ramp area. Due to this project, the entire waterfront (observation area, boardwalk, two gazebos, and boat access) will be closed off to public use.

We apologize for this temporary closure, but the repairs are very necessary and will greatly improve this facility for future use by the public. During this project, please do not use these areas and be cautious near the construction zone. All other areas of the park will remain open.

Sound Park is located at 8955 Caratoke Highway, in Point Harbor. If you have any questions, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 252-232-3007.