The City of Burlington has reviewed and approved for some outdoor programs to begin again. Please familiarize yourself with the new safety protocols that are in place to safe guard the health of participants and staff against COVID-19.
- Get Hiking! Guided, small group hikes open to all ages that take place around Alamance County.
- Fitness in the Park: Free, outdoor fitness classes to get you moving and having fun!
- SOAR Hikes: Guided hikes for ages 55 and up only.
- Alamance Creek Week: May 1 thru May 8. Learn about creeks and the importance of keeping them healthy and clean through programs and activities! Scroll to the bottom of page for information.
Get hiking on local trails around Burlington and Alamance County! Join a small group, guided hike and come ready for natural surface trails, rolling terrain with a few steep hills and a moderate pace. Wear comfortable walking shoes (closed-toed) or boots. Bring a water bottle, insect repellent, hand sanitizer and trekking poles (optional). Hikes generally last between 1.5-2 hours. All ages welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please leave your four-legged friends at home at this time.
Free, but pre-registration required! Space is limited. Click on the green "Register Now" button to sign up for the hikes below. All registered hikers will get a receipt with additional important details regarding the hike.
- Tuesday, April 20 at 5:45 pm
Guilford County Farm | 2 miles
- Tuesday, April 27 at 5:45 pm
Cedarock Park | 2 miles
- Saturday, May 8 at 9:00 am
City Park | 2 miles
- Tuesday, May 11 at 5:45 pm
HRT at Longmeadow Trailhead | 3 miles
- Tuesday, May 25 at 5:45 pm
Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina | 2 miles
Recreation and Parks has transitioned to a new cloud-based registration program, CivicRec. When you click the link to register, you will be taken to this new platform. As a new user, you will need to create an account - this should be a pretty quick and painless - and you will only have to do it once. Under your account you will be able to add members of your family for quick and easy registration for hiking programs and any other program offered through Burlington Recreation & Parks.
Get your move on with these FREE & FUN fitness classes offered in parks across Burlington! See dates and locations below. Classes will be a mix of styles including strength, cardio, stretching, zumba, pilates, and HIIT to get you moving and exercising in a fun way! Classes instructed by a service-learning student in partnership with Elon University. Bring a water bottle, yoga mat or towel, and a mask (masks are required during check-in and until you are stationed in your workout space).
Free, but pre-registration required! Space is limited. Click on the green "Register Now" button to sign up for the classes below. All registered participants will get a receipt with additional important details about class location.
North Park at the Market Shelter
Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
- March 23
- March 30
- April 6
- April 13
Davidson Park at the Water Tower
Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
- March 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 15
City Park at the Stage
Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:00 am
- March 27
- April 3
- April 10
- April 17
Water is a vital – and finite – resource for all living creatures, including all of us in Alamance County. Creek Week helps us “connect the dots” between quality of life and the health of creeks and streams, not only as a water source but as a source of recreation and aesthetic pleasure. Creek Week offers recreational activities, hands-on learning experiences, dynamic guest speakers, children’s activities and many other ways to appreciate, enjoy and protect our creeks and streams. Alamance Creek Week is presented by many partners across the county. For a complete listing of activities, visit the Alamance Creek Week webpage.
Creek Week Activities with Burlington Recreation & Parks:
- Creek & Park CleanUp
Saturday, May 1 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at North Park (849 Sharpe Rd. Burlington) - Register now!
Thursday, May 6 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at City Park (1435 Overbrook Rd. Burlington) - Register now!
This is your chance to do something proactive to help our waterways! Litter on streets and in parks often gets washed into creeks. Join a cleanup at North Park or City Park and be part of the solution! Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Minors must be accompanied by a participating adult. *Masks and social distancing must be observed at this event. Pre-registration is required.