Month: August 2018


Get Hiking! at Great Bend Park

Grab a friend and get out for a hike in the woods! We will hake about 2.5 miles on the Haw River Trail, the Island Trail and the Highlands Trail. We will get some great views of the river and the dam at Glencoe. Expect natural surface trail over rolling, natural surface (roots, rocks, etc.) […]

Park Bridge Closing Notice

The bridge connecting Indian Valley and Great Bend Park is temporarily closed due to flood damage. For more information contact the Alamance County Recreation Department at (336) 229-2410.    

Creek Exploration at Shallow Ford Natural Area

Beat the summer heat playing in the creek! Join us at Shallow Ford Natural Area to catch and learn about crawdads, fish, and more! Nets and buckets will be provided but wear shoes that can get wet. Instructor : Nolan Carter All Programs FREE & open to children of all ages. Must be accompanied by […]

Burlington, Elon and Gibsonville experience significant flooding

Over five inches of rainfall fell on Friday, August 3, 2018 in the Town of Elon and parts of Burlington and Gibsonville. This rainfall event was particularly strong between 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and brought the area’s two-week total of rainfall to approximately nine inches. Later Friday night Elon police warned people about traveling […]

Fall Lawn Care

Now is the time to start from scratch or improve your cool-season lawn. Get the schedule and all the information you need at this Think Green Thursday Class. Proper establishment reduces erosion and protects our streams and rivers. Registration is required, just click the link

Sunset Paddles

Ages: 13 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $20/person; $8/person with personal boat. Registration required. Let your stress melt away as you enjoy a leisurely, 2-hour guided paddle. Paddlers will have a guide who provides basic paddling instruction as needed and leads the group on the lake. Fee includes kayak, paddle, PFD, lake fees and guide. For […]

Willowbrook Creek Water Quality Sampling

Staff from Stormwater Smart, City of Burlington Stormwater Department and Alley, Williams, Carmen and King, Inc on August 4th, 2018 spent a Saturday morning with teachers and students from the ABSS Early College looking at the water quality in Willowbrook Creek, a tributary to Little Alamance Creek that is currently under restoration. The event fell […]

Paddle-Palooza Clinic for Youth

Ages :11-15 Fee: $30. Registration required. In this small-group, half-day clinic, youth learn all about kayaking with an ACA certified kayak instructor. Clinic covers everything from water safety, fitting your PFD, parts of the kayak, how to properly get in and out of the boat, basic paddle stokes and more. We’ll save some time to […]