Parks & Recreation

Burlington City Park

Burlington City Park

Address: S. Church Street, Burlington, NC Phone: (336) 222-5030 (336) 222-5033 Website: http://www.ci.burlington.nc.us/index.aspx?NID=233

Burlington City Park features year-around aquatics center, tennis center with 12 lighted courts, five softball fields, walking tracks, greenway system an amusement rides for children. Burlington’s restored 1910 Dentzel Menagerie Carousel is the centerpiece of the 76 acre City Park. The carousel was built by the Dentzel Carousel Company, and has 46 hand-carved animals, three to a row. There are only 14 Dentzel Menagerie Carousels remaining intact in the world. The Dentzel carvers were famous for their realism and attention to detail, which is evident by the facial expressions and muscle definition. The horses have real horse-hair tails and all the animals have shiny, round glass eyes. No two animals are alike.

 

  • Amphitheater – 77,080 Square footage with limited exterior lighting and interior flood lights
  • 6 shelters available for rental
  • 5 Softball Fields
  • Greenway
  • Playground
  • Gazebo – available for rental
  • Amusement rides, Train and Carousel
  • Greenway System
  • Outdoor Fitness Equipment

 

Other Information:
Host Annual Events : Yes
Annual Event Listing : Sunset Ryhthms Concert series held annually May-August.
Burlington Carousel Festival held annually in September.
Christmas in the Park held annually in December.
Tennis and Softball tournaments held year-round.
Admission : Amusement Rides charged
Directions : Exit 143 off I-85/40, go north on Alamance Road, turn right onto Church Street.
Hours : Amusement Area
March-May: Weekends Only
Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday: 1-7pm

June, July, August:
Tuesday-Thursday: 10am-1pm & 5-8pm; Friday: 10am-1pm & 5pm-9pm;  Saturday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 1-7pm;

September-October Weekends Only:
Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 1pm-7pm

Parking Capacity : 71
 
 

Events

Sunday October 30-Sunday October 30
Dark In The Park Halloween Celebration
Come out and ride the amusement rides, join the costume contests,…

EVENTS

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Bring your Easter basket and join us in City Park for goodies left by BRPD's Easter Bunny. The park rides open promptly at 10am. Children of all ages can ride for free until noon. No registration is necessary. You don't want to miss this-it's sure to be an egg-cellent time! *Please note- this is NOT an Egg Hunt. There will only be a small seek-and-find area for 2-4 year olds. Older kids can earn eggs by riding the park rides and playing games!*  
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March 31, 2018
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March 31, 2018
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10am-Noon
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July 3rd in the Park with Fireworks

Join us for the annual July 3rd in the Park Independence Day celebration.  There will be live music, great food, amusement park rides, games and of course--fireworks at 9:00pm!  Come out and experience this family fun event with Burlington Recreation & Parks.
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July 3, 2018
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July 3, 2018
End:

5-10pm
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31st Burlington Carousel Festival

Celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the Burlington Carousel Festival, live music at multiple stages, arts & crafts fair, food, beer garden, Amusement Park Rides & fun for the whole family will fill Burlington’s City Park throughout the weekend. Event entry is free but don’t forget to bring spending money for shopping, face painting, rides, food and other great activities. We hope to see you at the largest event hosted in the City of Burlington! 
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September 15, 2018
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September 16, 2018
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Saturday: 10am-6pm; Sunday: Noon-5pm
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Dark in the Park & Fireworks

Come out and ride the amusement rides, enter the costume contest, play carnival games hosted by local non-profit groups, and enjoy an evening of Halloween fun at City Park. Walk over to the Thataways Stage for our Costume Contest (6pm) for children ages 12 & under. Play life-size games on field #1 and enjoy food from local vendors. At 8pm turn your eyes to the sky for the annual aerial Halloween Fireworks show.  
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October 27, 2018
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October 27, 2018
End:

5-9pm
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Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park is a gift back to the community from B-Town Events and Burlington Recreation & Parks for the year round support they provide through participation in our programs, renting our facilities, etc.  The train and carousel are open and free of charge.  Additionally, free hot chocolate and cookies are given out.  There is a live nativity, Santa and Mrs. Claus and wagon ride in the park when the weather allows. This event allows the community to truly embrace the holiday spirit in City Park!  
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December 22, 2018
Start:

December 22, 2018
End:

6-9pm
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