Pollinator Plot

The pollinator plot, shown above, is sponsored by the Alamance County Soil and Water Conservation District. This acre of sunflowers, cowpeas and buckwheat drew a lot of attention from visitors and was very popular with area photographers during the late summer. The project is a part of a statewide conservation restoration initiative …

photo of the Civiil War Trail marker at Swepsonville River Park with the Civil War Trails logo overlaid

The Civil War Trails is a historic preservation organization based in Virginia, which works with communities in numerous states including North Carolina to help preserve the heritage of the American Civil War. This past month, the Civil War Trails organization began overhauling longstanding and worn Civil War Trail interpretive markers across numerous …

an image of the fox from the logo followed by the community logo fox family with a stamp that says Season's Greetings and the message Wishing You and Yours A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Alamance Parks

The staff at Alamance Parks would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who visited our parks and trails this year, supported the department and Haw River Trail, came out to our events, and helped make our facilities a great place to visit.

We …

photo looking sideways up a tree trunk to the green leafy canopy with sky peeking through the leaves

Champion Tree 2016 is here! Do you know of any big, beautiful, or historically significant trees in Alamance County? The Champion Tree of Alamance County program is based on the NC Forest Service’s Champion Big Tree Program. Every two years, Alamance Parks works with Elon students to collect nominations for eligible Champion …

a collage of photos including cows, goats, tomatoes on the vine, a tractor, and a beekeeping demonstration

Did you know? Each year, Cedarock Park’s Historical Farm hosts the annual Farm-to-Table Program, presented by the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee. This program is an opportunity for area 4th-graders to learn about agriculture in Alamance County at no charge to the students. 4th-graders from all over Alamance County …

Alamance Parks logos

Have you wondered about the new Alamance Parks logo? Why the fox, and what’s that in its mouth?

The new Alamance Parks logo was chosen to reflect unique elements of our parks system and community. We wanted to update the logo to a clean, modern design in line with current graphic trends to help make …

photo of bluebird

The Eastern Bluebird
 

If you’ve spent much time at Cedarock Park, you’ve probably noticed the abundance of Bluebirds and maybe the nest boxes scattered around the park. Over the next few newsletters we’re going to feature a plant or animal that you can see at our parks and share a little information about them- …