Winter Birding Graphic

Winter is a great time to go birding at the parks!

Winter is here and so are the birds!  We have a unique opportunity in central North Carolina because so many birds make their temporary homes here for the colder months.  We have the opportunity to spot species that are just passing through as well as

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A view of a bridge at Haw River Trail at Great Bend Park, Glencoe.

Haw River Trail Becomes a State TrailThe local favorite joins 12 other distinguished trails across the state.

The Haw River Trail is now an authorized state trail thanks to the perseverance of local advocates, nonprofit organizations, and North Carolina legislators Representative Stephen M. Ross, Senator Amy S. Galey, and Representative Dennis Riddell.

“The Haw River State Trail

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The Old Mill Dam and Waterfall at Cedarock Park.

The Parks and Recreation Authority awarded Alamance County a $450,000 grant for the construction of a new accessible playground at Cedarock Park. The funds were awarded through the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund – Accessibility for Parks Grant, which aims to provide matching grants to local governments for parks facilities for children and veterans living

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The 2023 Special Olympics Alamance County Spring Games will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at Elon University’s Belk Track. Over 300 athletes and 200 volunteers will participate in this event which is the largest event in Alamance County for people with special needs.

Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:30am and include a time of prayer

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Trail at Cedarock Park

Cedarock Park Updates Effective Friday, October 28, 2022

On Friday, October 28, 2022, several changes will go into effect at Cedarock Park. These updates include:

The re-routing of Rock Creek and Spoon Branch Trails to provide a new hiking experience and showcase different areas of the park. The Rock Creek Trail will now be marked by yellow

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Alcovets Balloon Festival

ALCOVETS Balloon Festival to be held at Cedarock Park on September 9-11, 2022.

The ALCOVETS Balloon Festival will be held at Cedarock Park on September 9-11, 2022. During this time, regular park operations and usage, including disc golf courses, footgolf course, playground, and the equestrian center will be closed to the public.

In order to gain entrance

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Easton Foundations Awards Grant to Alamance Parks Archery Program

The Easton Foundations awarded Alamance Parks a grant to outfit the Eli Whitney and Pleasant Grove Community Centers with the necessary equipment to support the Department’s growing Archery program. The grant will fund the purchase of archery equipment including targets, bows, arrows, archery curtains and rack

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Alamance Parks Launches New Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation ProgramsAlamance Park is launching a new Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Program. Starting in March 2022, the Department will sponsor programs that are open to the general public and are inclusive for all participants. The initial programs include Trail Walking and Yoga. The first Trail Walking event will be

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