PARKS UPDATE: Beginning the week of October 17, 2022,  the water fountains at Graham Regional Park and Bill Cooke Park’s Dog Park will be turned off for the season’s freezing temperatures ahead. Remember to grab your water bottle for park visits!



Other Information


City ordinance Sec. 4-48. – “Parades, concerts, and special events; animals prohibited.” prohibits all pets/animals from any City of Graham special event.

City ordinance Sec. 12-16. – “Regulation of smoking in public places.” prohibits any type of smoking, vaping, e-cigarettes, or smokeless tobacco at any public place, including special events.

City ordinance Sec. 14-96. – “Selling, peddling, etc.” It shall be unlawful for any person or group to engage in soliciting, peddling, begging, or selling of any item in a park. This would include the marketing of any food merchandise within the facility unless written authority is given by the city, the recreation and parks department or its designated agents. ((Code 1983, § 9-71; Ord. of 9-1-1981, § 14; Ord. of 3-5-1996(3))

City of Graham & FAA – “Policy for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Usage in Public Parks” prohibits the flying on drones in any area occupied by people and/or at special events. City of Graham Drone Policy

City of Graham Code of Ordinances

ecoEXPLORE HotSpots

The Nature Trail at South Graham Park and Graham-Mebane Lake are ecoEXPLORE HotSpots with The North Carolina Arboretum. What is an ecoEXPLORE HotSpot? “ecoEXPLORE (Experiences Promoting Learning Outdoors for Research and Education) is an incentive-based citizen science program for children in grades K-8. Developed by The North Carolina Arboretum, this innovative program combines science exploration with kid-friendly technology to foster a fun learning environment for children while encouraging them to explore the outdoors and participate in citizen science.” Learn more, sign up online, and find ecoEXPLORE HotSpots in our area at ecoEXPLORE.

Need nature adventure gear? The Alamance County Public Libraries are ecoEXPLORE LoanSpots where participants can borrow day packs filled with nature science equipment to help make observations…you just need a library card!