Alamance Parks serves the community through programming and recreation facilities at its rural community centers and programs for special populations.
Alamance Parks manages two rural community centers through a lease program with Alamance-Burlington School System for youth and adult programs, as well as athletic games. Pleasant Grove Community Center (PG) stands on the site of Pleasant Grove High School, built in 1922. Located in northern Alamance County, this revitalized property serves the citizens of Pleasant Grove township as a recreational and community gathering place. Eli Whitney Community Center (EW), site of the former Eli Whitney High School built in 1923, serves citizens in the southern part of Alamance County in the Eli Whitney community.
These two community centers provide an important venue for the citizens of Alamance County to gather and participate in activities for community, fitness, and fun. Pleasant Grove Community Center and Eli Whitney Community Center offer programming that includes senior bingo, family bingo, arts and crafts, a breakfast club, open gym, fitness centers, potluck lunches, group walks, games, movie days, and more. Both centers have walking tracks and athletic fields. A summer camp program is operated from Pleasant Grove. Various special events are offered throughout the year. Facilities may also be reserved for special events and gatherings.
Special Olympics Alamance County serves 400 special needs children and adults annually and engages thousands of volunteers each year, providing athletic opportunities for our special needs population. The Visually Impaired Program (VIPs) serves members of the community with visual impairments with monthly outings.
Through our rural community centers and special populations programming, Alamance Parks serves the recreational needs of a variety of members in the community, including children, families, and seniors. Almost all of our community programs are free of cost, making them accessible to all members of the community.