Ongoing Outdoor Programs


Track Trail LogoKids in Parks Track Trail 

The Track Trail Adventure Program is free and open to children of all ages. Come explore the park using program guides which include Birds of the Piedmont, Ferns, Hide n' Seek and The Need for Trees. For more information or to download guides click here.


Great Bend Park TrailFirst Saturday Hikes

Guided hikes will be held on the first Saturday of each month beginning in April. Each hike will begin at 9:00am and average about 2 miles. The group will meet in the parking lot of the specified location.

April 4th- Shallow Ford Natural Area (1955 Gerringer Mill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27217)

May 2nd- Great Bend Park (350 Greenwood Drive, Burlington, N.C. 27217)

June 6th- Haw River Trail (exact location TBD)


Star PartyStar Party Blank

Friday, April 24, 2015


Pleasant Grove Community Center

The Pleasant Grove Star Party will be a night to remember!  Join Alamance County Recreation and Parks for a night of fun and star gazing.  Before star gazing there will time for Solar System Crafts and games that everyone can enjoy. Stargazing will begin around 8:00pm weather permitting.

The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant.

Click here to register online or call 270-5124 for more information.


2015 Yee-Haw! River PaddleBigHrtLogo

Saturday, May 9, 2015

 Family and Beginners' Paddle 10:00am-11:00am

Registration and shuttles from 9:30am

Yee-Haw! River Paddle 1:00pm-finish
Registration and shuttles from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for kids 12 and under

Click here for more information and to register online.

Event Description: The Yee-Haw! River Paddle brings together paddlers of all skill levels to share the Haw River as a community. The proceeds from the event support the Haw River Trail Partnership in furtherance of our "Conservation through Recreation" mission.

Paddle Route: This year's event features two paddles, a Family & Beginners' Paddle in the morning and the Yee-Haw! River Paddle in the afternoon. The morning paddle will be held at the Indian Valley Paddle Access, which features calm, flat water ideal for families and new beginners. Free boat rental for this portion of the paddle is sponsored by the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co., Three Rivers Outfitters, and River Run Outfitters.

The afternoon paddle route begins with put-in at Shallow Ford Paddle Access and ends at Indian Valley Paddle Access. This section of river is suitable for all skill levels, featuring 4 miles of river with seven Class I rapids. It will take approximately 2 hours to paddle this section.  

Parking and Registration Location: All participants should park and check-in at the parking lot of Burlington's Indian Valley Golf Course located at 1005 Indian Valley Drive, Burlington, NC, 27217. The Indian Valley Paddle Access is a short walk from the parking lot. Afternoon paddlers will be shuttled to Shallow Ford Paddle Access for put-in.

Boat Rentals: Paddlers participating in the afternoon Yee-Haw! River Paddle should contact one of our  participating outfitters to arrange a rental in advance,* or bring your own boat. There will be very few additional boats available for rental on the day of the event.

We are offering free Yee-Haw! Paddle Registration for members of the 5280 Club.