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!
You’ve maybe noticed in recent years the increasing popularity of barn quilts, colorful wooden quilt blocks displayed on the sides of barns, outbuildings, sheds, houses, and sometimes on their own posts. If you’ve stopped by the Cedarock Historical Farm in the past week, you’ve seen that we now have one too! The quilt block pattern featured on… Barn Quilts
Get out your fishing gear, the trout are in! This year we have once again stocked the main fishing pond at Cedarock Park with rainbow trout for the winter months. This afternoon, over 1200 lbs of trout went into the pond, ranging from 1lb to 9lbs. We also have a special treat- thanks to a… Trout Fishing at Cedarock
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 Trees in Alamance… Alamance Champion Tree Program
Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for Beekeeping: The Foxfire Way & Now! We enjoyed another excellent presentation by NC-certified beekeepers Ira Poston and Paul Jollay of the Alamance County Beekeepers Association. The presenters provided a relaxed Q&A style presentation that allowed visitors to get answers to their beekeeping questions. Also along for… All About Bees!