Public Involvement - Events & Volunteering

Events & Programs

Get Hiking!

Get hiking on local trails in Burlington and around Alamance County! These free, small-group guided hikes take place on natural surface trails, often new creeks, streams, rivers or lakes. Hikes are generally 2-3 miles long. All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. View the current hike schedule and register now.

Kayaking Programs

Burlington Recreation & Parks provides many opportunities for guided and facilitated kayaking programs on City lakes. Programs include Intro Classes, Meet-Up Paddles, Sunset Paddles, and Lake Cleanups. View all the kayaking programs and schedule now.

Volunteer Opportunities

NC Stream Watch

If you like to learn and do, NC Stream Watch is for you! Learn about water quality and put your local stream on the map! NC Stream Watch participants adopt a section of a local stream or creek and commit to two brief assessments and cleanups over the course of one year. Contact our education partner Danica Heflin with Stormwater SMART at (336) 904-0300 or email to learn more or schedule a training.

Burlington Adopt-A-Park

Citizens and community groups can adopt a section of a city park or trail to care for over the course of one year. To learn more about who can participate, what kinds of projects can be completed, and the program's requirements and goals of promoting civic pride, appreciation, and stewardship, visit the program page now.