March 24, 2022
Update on Issues at Aviation ParkThis is an update to the news release sent on March 15, 2022, concerning ongoing problems of disorderly conduct, vandalism, arson and other criminal mischief at Aviation Park in Kill Devil Hills.
In response to the problems, Kill Devil Hills Police have increased the frequency and duration of their presence at Aviation Park. There have been no further criminal incidents reported during that time. In addition, one individual was identified as being responsible for some of the previously reported damage. The individual is a First Flight Middle School student and the case has been referred to the Juvenile Court Counselor for consideration. Due to the individual’s status as a juvenile, no identifying information can be released.
The Department would like to thank the public for their support: the response to the additional police presence and police actions has been overwhelmingly positive. Our overriding goal is to make the park a pleasant place to visit and enjoy again.
Aviation Park is a centrally located park in Kill Devil Hills off Veterans Drive across from First Flight High School. Also known as the “skate park,” “frog pond,” or the “turtle pond,” Aviation Park is the Town’s busiest public park. A 1/5 mile track around the pond is popular for fitness enthusiasts and casual strollers alike. “Mary’s Paws Park,” the fenced dog park sees dozens of two and four legged visitors every day. The skateboard bowl is one of the largest and most popular in Dare County.
Aviation Park is owned and operated by the Town of Kill Devil Hills and the Town reserves the right to limit access to places and persons in the park at any time through its agents. The Department would encourage anyone witnessing acts of destruction, vandalism, or disorderly behavior to call the Dare Central non-emergency number at (252) 473-3444 and request an officer to respond.