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

Cedarock Equestrian Center Closed 9/25/20: Due to recent rain, the Equestrian Center will be closed on Friday, September 25.

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 fall hours. Cedarock Park is open 8:00am to 8:00pm. The Cedarock Equestrian Center is open 8:00am to 7:00pm. Haw River Trail parks and paddle accesses are open 8:00am to 7:00pm.

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)
Email: recinfo@alamance-nc.com

Event Calendar

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

Alamance Adventure Race

Alamance County, NC, USA

The Alamance Adventure Race is a county-wide scavenger hunt for all ages. Starting at 8:00am, teams of up to 4 participants will begin their journey to all corners of the… Alamance Adventure Race

Explore Archery

Cedarock Park 3298 Rae Dr, Burlington

Explore Archery is an innovative education program focused on introducing beginners of all ages and abilities to the lifelong sport of target archery (must be 8 by the first session).… Explore Archery

Explore Archery

Cedarock Park 3298 Rae Dr, Burlington

Explore Archery is an innovative education program focused on introducing beginners of all ages and abilities to the lifelong sport of target archery (must be 8 by the first session).… Explore Archery

Phase 2.5 Updates

Beginning Saturday, September 5, the following Alamance Parks facilities will reopen:

  • Playgrounds
  • Shelter Rentals (50 person maximum)
  • Park Offices (at reduced capacity)

The following will remain closed/cancelled:

  • Youth Athletics
  • Special Olympics and VIP Events
  • Pleasant Grove and Eli Whitney Community Center Indoor Facilities and Programming (Through December 31, 2020)

Thank you for your support 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.