Name the Trails Contest now taking Submissions


Burlington Recreation and Parks is excited to announce the completion new way finding signs, maps, trail blazes and a trail head kiosk at Town and Country Nature Park. The project has been funded through a generous grant from Impact Alamance. Impact Alamance is part of the Cone Health Network and has as its mission to strategically invest in our community for hope, health and prosperity. The grant was funded because it was identified as a key strategy in the county’s Wellness Collaborative to increase access to trails in Alamance County.

The trails at Town and Country Nature Park include two loop trails and a linear trail that connects the park to one of the Haw River Trail paddle accesses. The park consists of about 1.5 miles of trail that meander through the forest and along the Haw River.

Now is the chance for you to be involved in this exciting time at Town and Country Nature Park by participating in the Name the Trails Contest.  The winners will receive a Burlington Recreation and Parks “RKRE8” t-shirt. Participants are encouraged to visit Town and Country Nature Park to hike the trails prior to submitting your trail name suggestions.

Participation rules and guidelines are as follows:

–          Suggested names may be submitted either:

o   Via web: www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Outdoors

o   Via U.S. Mail:
Name the Trails Contest
Burlington Recreation and Parks
PO Box 1358
Burlington, NC 27216

All submissions submitted by U.S. Mail must contain the suggested names for each trail, date of submission, and the name, address, and telephone number of the entrant.

o   In-person at the Recreation and Parks administrative office located at: 1333 Overbrook Rd. Burlington, NC 27215

–        Suggested names must be submitted on or before December 21, 2016 for consideration.

–          Suggested names must meet the following requirements:

o   Must not be more than two (2) words, excluding the word “trail”

o   Must not be the name of a person

o   Must not be vulgar in name, meaning, or suggestion

Entries will be reviewed by the Burlington Recreation and Parks staff for final determination of the trail names. The names will be announced on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. If more than one entry is received for the selected name, the entry first received will be considered the winner.  This contest does not create a requirement that any of the names submitted are selected.  In the event no acceptable name is submitted, the contest will end without a winner selected.  Visit us at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Outdoors for more information.