City Park

1388 Main Street
Burlington, NC 27215
P: (336) 222-5030

City ParkThe flagship of the Burlington Parks System, City Park offers more than 75 acres of activities for the entire family. It serves as the home of an amusement area, one of the only three municipally operated in the state. A fully restored Dentzel Carousel is the highlight of the amusement area. As part of the National Historical Register, the carousel attracts thousands of visitors yearly. The Burlington Carousel Festival, held each September in the park, features live music, crafts and food, and boasts crowds of more then 50,000. Throughout the spring and summer the park comes alive with an Easter egg hunt, a concert series, and baseball and softball tournaments. The park is located one mile from Downtown Burlington on South Church Street. Upcoming Events

City Park features four open picnic shelters along with a large enclosed building and two smaller buildings for rentals. Contact our administrative offices at (336) 222-5030 for reservation information.

Dogs, skateboards, bicycles and smoking are not allowed in the Amusement Area.

Park Amenities

Five athletic fields, an amusement area featuring an extensive playground and courtyard, and the Historical Dentzel Carousel, a walking track, twelve lighted tennis courts, a year-round aquatics facility, Thataways Youth Center a state-of-the-art youth center, three enclosed shelters with grills, two open air shelters with grills, picnic tables throughout the park, a peaceful stream which winds its way through the park, and a greenway.

Amusement Rides

​cash only. no credit or debit cards please.

The miniature train will not be running on April 22nd and 23rd. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Weekdays, Weekends, and Holidays
Carousel, Miniature Train, Planes, Cars, and Boat Ride
Rides $1.00 Thursday Special $.75 per ride
A book of 10 tickets $8.00 Not available on Thursday

Season Pass (All Rides)*
Individual $60
Family $90
*Season Pass excludes special events such as the Haunted Train

Amusement Park Hours of Operation - Opens March 4, 2017

March • April • May • September • October
Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 7:00pm

June 13th - August 27, 2017
Tuesday - Thursday 10:00am - 1:00pm & 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 1:00pm & 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 7:00pm
*Weather Permitting
**Once Alamance-Burlington School System students start school, August hours will be weekends only.

Birthday Parties at the Gazebo

Choose the Dutch Barn Gazebo or the Betsy Brown Chandler Memorial Gazebo Burlington City Park

Come and spend your child's special day at the Dutch Barn Gazebo. Kids will enjoy two hours filled with rides in the amusement park, walking the trails, and opening presents in the bright sunshine and fresh air. The maximum capacity for the gazebo is 25 people with seating for 15 only.

Includes: Gazebo for two hours, balloon centerpiece, ride passes for two hours, and a choice of 1 cotton candy or 1 popcorn per child. For reservation information call (336)222-5030.


Fitness Track

The walking track at ball field #5 now has exercise equipment to add to your fitness experience. The equipment was sponsored in partnership with Alamance Regional Medical Center.