Alamance Parks is pleased to recognize four new Champion Trees in Alamance County! The winners are: New Species: • Winged Elm, Ulmus alata, 249 points • Black Oak, Quercus velutina, 206.75 points • Shagbark Hickory, Carya ovata, 253.75 points New Update: • Yellow Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera, 352.75 points Champion Tree of Alamance County began in… Champion Tree 2019 Winners Announced
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 8am Join us for a beautiful Trail Run along the banks of the Haw River to benefit Special Olympics of Alamance County. This out and back course will give you a tour of the Sellers Falls section of the Haw River and Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The run will start and end in Red… Haw River Trail Run Benefiting Special Olympics Alamance County
Alamance Parks Acquires Land to Expand Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area Alamance Parks has acquired a third land tract in the Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area. The Henderson-Dixon-Steele tract totals 152.5 acres bringing the total land acquired for the natural area to approximately 620 acres. This property once hosted the Pioneer Camp, a popular summer… Cane Creek Mountains Land Acquisition
Champion Tree of Alamance County is back! Alamance County is home to giant trees that have, against all odds, survived centuries of storms, pests, and development. These living monuments have cleaned our air, filtered our water and provided habitat for Piedmont wildlife over hundreds of years. From school grounds and city centers to backwoods and… Champion Tree
The 2019 Special Olympics Alamance County Spring Games took place on April 18th at Elon University’s Belk Track. Over 400 amazing athletes were celebrated for their abilities. Congratulations to all athletes on your accomplishments and thank you to all of the teachers, volunteers, and donors who made the day possible. We are grateful for your contributions!
The question we are asked most this time of year is “When will the trout arrive?”. We are happy to announce that the pond is stocked and ready for fishing! There are approximately 1,300 lbs of trout, ranging from 2-5 pounds each. Each year the trout arrive in late November/early December once the water is… Trout at Cedarock
Fall is a wonderful time to visit the parks! The weather is crisp and cool and the changing leaves create beautiful scenery and photo opportunities. We encourage you to enjoy one of the many trails and outdoor recreation opportunities at Cedarock Park, the Pleasant Grove and Eli Whitney Community Centers, and along the Haw River Trail. Capture… Fall Foliage
On September 24-25, Cedarock Park welcomed approximately 900 area students for the annual Farm-to-Table Program. This event is sponsored by the Alamance County Agri-Business Committee and is a unique opportunity for students to learn about agriculture in Alamance County at no charge to the students. 4th-graders from all over Alamance County came to Cedarock Park for… Farm to Table 2018
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 known as Butterfly… Pollinator Plot at Cedarock Park
One of the great things about our parks is the variety of wildlife we encounter. The photo above to the left is a mantis observed at Saxapahaw Island Park. The honey bee hive to the right was discovered at the Pleasant Grove Community Center. Honey bee colonies have been on the decline in recent years,… Wildlife Discoveries at Alamance Parks
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 states, which designate… Civil War Trail Alamance County
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 hope that… Happy Holidays from Alamance Parks!