For more than 40 years, Alamance Parks has worked to improve the quality of life of Alamance County residents. Through our parks and programs, we encourage healthy lifestyles for children and adults, offer inclusive activities for all of our citizens, and provide access to the natural world. Alamance Parks has three major focus areas: the outdoors, community, and youth athletics. We provide access to the outdoors through a variety of parks and trails, serve our community through two community centers and our Special Populations programs, and offer year-round athletics options for community youth. Our mission is to provide parks, trails, and programs that inspire visitors and welcome all participants.

Closing Notices

Altamahaw Paddle Access Closure: The dam at Altamahaw Paddle Access is at risk of failure. This access will remain closed until repairs are complete. 

Paddle accesses downstream are open, including Shallow Ford, Indian Valley, Great Bend Park, and Glencoe Paddle Accesses. In the event of a dam failure, water levels will rise quickly and create dangerous conditions. Paddle at your own risk and stay aware of changing conditions.

To avoid this risk, use the paddle accesses south of I-40/85 including Graham Paddle Access, Swepsonville River Park, Saxapahaw Lake Paddle Access, Saxapahaw Mill Race Paddle Access or Union Bridge Paddle Access.

Hours & Information

Alamance Parks facilities are currently operating on spring hours. Cedarock Park is open 8:00am to 9:00pm. The Cedarock Equestrian Center is open 8:00am to 8:00pm. Haw River Trail parks and paddle accesses are open 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Alamance Parks Administrative Office:

3916 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington, North Carolina 27215

Open Weekdays 8am-5pm

Cedarock Shop & Visitors Center:

4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington, North Carolina 27215

Open 8am – Park Closing

Phone: (336) 229-2410 (Weekdays) & (336) 570-6759 (Weekends)

Event Calendar

Visit the calendar page for a comprehensive list of all upcoming events.

EW Open Gym

Eli Whitney Community Center 3917 E Greensboro Chapel Hill Rd, Graham

Open Gym


Eli Whitney Recreation Center 4110 E Greensboro Chapel Hill Rd, Graham

Join us at Eli Whitney for a pick up game of Pickleball! Never played? That's OK, you can learn! Read about the game on the USAPA Pickleball website.  

PG Fitness Center Open

Pleasant Grove Community Center

The PG fitness room is open for public use at this time. PG is located at 3958 NC-49, Burlington, NC 27217. Call the Center for questions (336) 270-5124.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Alamance Parks Offices, Visitor Centers, and playground equipment are CLOSED to the public. Please contact our office at 336-229-2410 or email:
  • All Alamance Parks programming has been suspended. This includes open gym and fitness center hours.
  • Alamance Parks outdoor facilities including hiking trails, walking tracks, and other outdoor amenities remain open. Please adhere to current recommendations and avoid group recreation.
  • Facilities are not available for rental at this time. Campsite rentals for 10 or less people are allowed.

Thank you for your patience as our community works to address this challenge.

Special Olympics Alamance County Programming Suspended Through December 2020.

Special Olympics International (SOI) has taken the position to advise us to suspend all sport training and competition activities and other activities involving our athletes through the end of the year.  More details regarding the Special Olympics North Carolina announcement can be found at the Special Olympics North Carolina Website. We miss our athletes and hope everyone is safe and healthy! Visit the Special Olympics page for more information on virtual programming.