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Recreation & Parks
849 Sharpe Road
Burlington, NC 27217
P: (336) 222-5138
The Bigelow Center caters to a variety of activities for the entire community. From family reunions to children's programs, one is sure to find something of interest. The North Park Library offers a wide variety of opportunities for visitors. From storytelling, computer and internet access to a great selection of books.
The Mayco Bigelow Community Center is 14,500 square feet of fun for everyone. It is equipped with a softball field, outdoor basketball courts, 1/4 mile walking track, two open air shelters with picnic tables, one 40x80 shelter with central air/heat, a full kitchen and handicapped restroom. There is also a pool with a full bathhouse, kiddie pool and two playground units. The 7,056 square foot gymnasium has fiberglass backboards with breakaway rims. Seating capacity is 470 for those special church events or large family reunions. Children can spend their time in the library reading a good book or even have fun in the game room playing their favorite video game, pool, air hockey, or just watching a program on the 56" big screen TV.
North Park In Motion
North Park In Motion began with a grant funded by North Carolina Wellness & Trust Fund and Fit Community. The center received $54,000 to develop active living through biking, walking and dancing. The grant ended 2010, but the department continues to offer programs for the community as a result of the grant. The center is starting new dance classes that are free to dancers of all ages and all levels of experience.
There is a Leadership Board that meets every 1st Thursday of the month at 6pm at the Mayco Bigelow Community Center. If you are interested in organizing and leading your community, you are invited to attend. Please call (336) 222-5138 or stop by the center and talk with Center Director, William Gattis, for registration information.
NORTH PARK IN MOTION…………BE A PART OF IT!
The 1,008 square foot game room is stocked with a pool table, air hockey, Pump it Up (FX) DDR, and action soccer. Watch your favorite program on our 56” big screen TV. All games are coin operated. Join us on Thursdays when we open up all the games and they are free. Something we call Terrific Thursdays. Check out all the local school’s mascots on the walls. A great place to hang out and have fun. Call for our birthday packages, a great place to have your next birthday party.
Summer Camp Field Trips to Experience North Park In Motion
Camp Directors, call today to sign your camp up for a visit!
Available: Monday - Friday
Times: 2 hours • 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm
Cost: $1 per child
Location: Mayco Bigelow Community Center
Contact: Vanessa Stone • (336) 222-5138
2 hours of excitement!
Large Gym to play basketball or other fun organized games
Experience the new Dance Studio
Kids can play Pump it Up (FX) DDR or other fun games in the Game Room
Pool tables, foosball tables, air hockey & arcade games will be open to play (all games are $.50 each)
Monday - Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Daily Gym Fee
City Residents: $1
Annual Gym Membership (must be age 18 or older)
City Residents: $25
North Park in Motion – Inspiring Artistic Motivation in Movement Dance Company (I.A.M.M. Dance Company)
Jazz (September 2-28): Tuesdays & Thursdays • Ages: 3 to high school seniors • Showcase presented September 28 at 5pm
Tap (September 2-October 26): Wednesdays • Ages: 5 to high school seniors
Modern/Liturgical* (September 30-October 26): Tuesdays & Thursdays • Ages: 3 to high school seniors • Showcase presented October 26 at 5pm •
*Modern is a between stage of jazz and ballet where more body language is used and expression of inner
emotions and unstructured steps
Ballet (November 11-December 7): Tuesdays & Thursdays • Ages: 3 to high school seniors • Showcase presented December 7 at 5pm
Times: see link below for schedule based on age groups
Registration Fee: free, registration forms can be completed at Mayco Bigelow Community Center
North Park in Motion presents 4 week session dance classes to the community. A Showcase will be presented at the end of each session, excluding the Tap Clinic. Showcases will be held at the Mayco Bigelow Center at North Park. Donations and fundraisers are welcome to sustain the program.
Maximum: 10 participants for ages 3-5; 15 participants for ages 6 and up. Space is limited, first come first served. For more information, please call (336) 222-5138. Registration forms and other forms will be given once a spot has been secured.
Upcoming I.A.M.M. Dance Sessions
Senior Adult Bingo
Everyone is asked to bring two prizes. For more information, call (336) 222-5138.
Farm Fresh at the Park
3:30pm – 6:30pm
North Park in Motion connects the Burlington community to local produce from Woods Farm (5623 Byrd Road, Burlington, NC 27217). Upcoming farm grown produce includes kale, turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, spaghetti squash, big boy peas & sweet potatoes. The farm stand will run until the end of October. Come out to the North Park for a local taste of fall! For more information, please call (336) 421-3814.
North Park Library
A branch of the Alamance County Public Libraries
P: (336) 226-7185
September - May
Monday - Thursday, 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
June - August
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Books and Materials
Videos and DVDs
Three public PCs with internet access
One computer that can be configured to Spanish
Employment list of County and State jobs
Newspapers, magazines, and copies
North Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities from softball, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, an outdoor swimming pool, two playgrounds, and an enclosed shelter for rentals. Call the Bigelow Center for information on rental facilities for events such as family reunions, gospel concerts and more at (336) 222-5138.
The Sertoma Building is a wonderful enclosed shelter with heating and air conditioning, is available for rentals throughout the year. With two playgrounds nearby, the Sertoma shelter site nestled beneath the shade of the trees of North Park. The shelter serves as an excellent location for family gatherings and can accommodate up to 100 people with a full kitchen. To schedule your next family picnic or reunion, please call the Bigelow Center at 222-5138. Rental Fees are listed below.
City Residents: $130 plus $100 Facility Deposit
Non Residents: $260 plus $100 Facility Deposit
All rentals require signed contract and payment.
Attendance determines Supervisory Staff needed.
After inspection, if the building is clean, Facility Deposit will be returned.
City Residents: $100 plus $100 Facility Deposit
Non-Residents: $200 plus $100 Facility Deposit
Type A - local athletics, non-profit, civic, religious
City Resident: $40 plus $20 Supervisory Fee Per Hour, $100 Facility Deposit, $25 Late Fee
Non-Resident: $80 plus $20 Supervisory Fee Per Hour, $100 Facility Deposit, $25 Late Fee
Type B - non-profit commercial, where admission is charged, tickets, or merchandise is sold
City Resident: $210 plus $20 Supervisory Fee Per Hour, $100 Facility Deposit, $25 Late Fee
Non-Resident: $420 plus $20 Supervisory Fee per Hour, $100 Facility Deposit, $25 Late Fee
Type C - commercial program by individual or organization for private gain
City Resident: $370 plus $20 Supervisory Fee Per Hour, $100 Facility Deposit, $25 Late Fee
Non-Resident: $740 plus $20 Supervisory Fee Per Hour, $100 Facility Deposit, $25 Late Fee
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