Parks

Open-Air Shelter Rentals – CANCELLED until further notice

Playgrounds are now open. Playgrounds will be sanitized once a day. Use at your own risk.

Parks

Graham Regional Park

1575 North Jim Minor Road
Haw River, NC 27258

Hours 
Sunrise till Sunset

Unfortunately the zip line at Graham Regional Park is closed until further notice for repairs.

About Graham Regional Park

Graham Regional Park opened on April 12, 2017, the first 18 acres phase features: a youth challenge course, zip line, a paved accessible mixed-use trail (.3 mile), swing-set, slides, climbing boulders, a landscaped water feature, workout equipment, bike rack, and plenty of open green space to play and for all types of recreational activities. Be sure to stop by the sunscreen station by the restrooms before beginning your adventure!

Well-behaved, leashed dogs (short leash and in hand) are welcome in our parks, on walking tracks, and along the trails. Please help keep our parks clean by cleaning up after your pet.

This is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, vape-free park.

Shelter Reservations

Graham Regional Park features one open-air picnic shelter. Reservations are recommended for the use of the picnic shelters for scheduled events. First come, first served if there is not a reservation. Shelter reservations are accepted from April 1 – October 31. Includes a covered grill & electricity.

Shelter Size: 27′ x 44′ = 79 capacity, seating for 36

Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm OR 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Fees:
Graham Resident $25 per reservation period 
General Public $50 per reservation period

What to Know Before Renting a Shelter
Reserve A Shelter

Please contact the Graham Recreation Center for more information about reservations at (336) 570-6718.

Inclusive Playground & Additional Open Air Shelter – Now Open!
The newest playground to Graham’s parks system provides a play space for children of all ages and abilities. A place where all can play together…grown ups too! Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on projects!

To view future plans for the expansion of this park, please visit the Future Park Plans.

Bill Cooke Park

1010 Townbranch Road
Graham, NC 27253

Hours 
Sunrise till Sunset

About Bill Cooke Park

Bill Cooke Park has three lighted baseball fields, six lighted tennis courts with backboard hitting wall, one outdoor basketball court, two open-air picnic shelters with covered grills, a playground, restrooms, a paved accessible mixed-use trail (.9 mile), sandstone walking track (5 laps = 1 mile) nature trail (.25 mile), historic farmhouse structure, and a dog park.

Dog Park – Opening Summer 2020

Bluebird Trail

When using the mixed-use trail, please use the outside lane for walking and running. The inside lane is for bicycles, rollerblades, and non-motorized scooters, ride clockwise. Bicyclists yield to pedestrians.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs (short leash and in hand) are welcome in our parks, on walking tracks, and along the trails. Please help keep our parks clean by cleaning up after your pet.

This is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, vape-free park.

Shelter Reservations

Bill Cooke Park features two open-air picnic shelters with covered grills. Reservations are recommended for the use of the picnic shelters for scheduled events. First come, first served if there is not a reservation. There are also several other free-of-charge picnic areas located throughout the park offered on a first come basis. Shelter reservations are accepted from April 1 – October 31. Includes a covered grill & electricity. 

Shelter 1 (located by the playground & ball field #3): 49′ x 31′ = 101 capacity, seating for 60
Shelter 2 (located under the trees by the dog park): 41′ x 41′ = 112 capacity, seating for 60
 
Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm OR 4:00pm – 8:00pm
 
Fees:
Graham Resident $25 per reservation period
General Public $50 per reservation period
 
 
Please contact the Graham Recreation Center for more information about reservations at (336) 570-6718.
 

South Graham Municipal Park

1609 Rogers Road
Graham, NC 27253

Hours 
Sunrise till Sunset

About South Graham Municipal Park

South Graham Municipal Park has two outdoor basketball goals, two lighted tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, three open-air picnic shelters, a sandstone walking track (.28 mile), a nature trail (.38 mile), a wooded picnic area, restrooms, and a playground.

While visiting the nature trail, the creek meandering along the trail is the Little Alamance Creek (LAC). The City of Burlington, the City of Graham, and NC Department of Transportation formed a partnership committed to restoring the health of the LAC Watershed. Community engagement, education, and outreach programs play an important role in improving water quality and in the revitalization of the LAC Watershed. Learn more the LAC and how you can get involved at Little Alamance Creek Healthy Streams Cooperative

Well-behaved, leashed dogs (short leash and in hand) are welcome in our parks, on walking tracks, and along the trails. Please help keep our parks clean by cleaning up after your pet.

This is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, vape-free park.

Shelter Reservations

South Graham features three open-air picnic shelters. Reservations are recommended for the use of the picnic shelters for scheduled events. First come, first served if there is not a reservation. There are also several other free-of-charge picnic areas located throughout the park offered on a first come basis. Shelter reservations are accepted from April 1 – October 31.

Shelter A (large): 30′ x 48′ = 96 capacity, seating for 90 (grill & electricity)
Shelter B (small) : 28′ x 21′ = 39 capacity, seating for 36 (grill only)
 
Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm OR 4:00pm – 8:00pm
 
Fees:
Graham Resident $25 per reservation period

General Public $50 per reservation period

 
Please contact the Graham Recreation Center for more information about reservations at (336) 570-6718.
 

Oakley Street Park

409 Oakley Street
Graham, NC 27253

Hours 
Sunrise till Sunset

Oakley Street Park features green space, a playing field (150′ x 90′), a short walking track (.16 mile) with lighting, exercise equipment, and a playground for ages 5 to 12.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs (short leash and in hand) are welcome in our parks. Please help keep our parks clean by cleaning up after your pet.

This is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, vape-free park.

Greenway Park

815 Brookgreen Terrace
Graham, NC 27253

Hours 
Sunrise till Sunset

Greenway Park features green space and separate playground areas suitable for children ages 2 to 5 & 5 to 12.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs (short leash and in hand) are welcome in our parks. Please help keep our parks clean by cleaning up after your pet.

This is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, vape-free park.

Marshall Street Park

519 North Marshall Street
Graham, NC 27253

Hours 
Sunrise till Sunset

Marshall Street Park features green space and a small playground suitable for children ages 5-12.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs (short leash and in hand) are welcome in our parks. Please help keep our parks clean by cleaning up after your pet.

This is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, vape-free park.

Harman Park

708 Ben Court
Graham, NC 27253

Hours 
Sunrise till Sunset

Harman Street Park features green space and a playground area suitable for children ages 5 to 12.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs (short leash and in hand) are welcome in our parks. Please help keep our parks clean by cleaning up after your pet.

This is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, vape-free park.

Partnerships

Other Information

Brian Faucette, CPRP
Director 
(336) 513-5510

As a child, Brian who is a native of Graham, played baseball at Cooke Park, basketball at the Graham Recreation Center and pick-up football games at S. Graham Park.  He graduated from Graham High School and then UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Recreation Administration. He began his career with the Graham Recreation and Parks Department in 2001 as the Center Supervisor.  In 2003 he transitioned to Program Supervisor where he began the popular Thursday at Seven concert series in downtown Graham and the synthetic Ice Rink.  He also partnered with area Recreation Departments to create the Yee Haw River Paddle and has served as the athletic coordinator for Alamance-Burlington Senior Games.  Brian has served on the Boards of Alamance Arts and the Alamance County Children’s Museum.  In 2017, Brian became the City of Graham’s second full-time Recreation Director.

Vicky Braniff, CPRP 
Centers Supervisor 
(336) 570-6718 ext. 2

Vicky is a native of Pennsylvania where she attended Penn State University before moving to Wilmington and completing her Parks and Recreation Management Degree at UNC-Wilmington.  She came to Graham after serving as Athletics Coordinator and Special Olympics Coordinator for Wilmington Parks and Recreation. Vicky serves on several boards and committees and assists with Alamance/Burlington Senior Games.  In addition, she volunteers for NC Senior Games State Finals serving as a Tennis Event Manager.  Vicky handles the management and supervision of the Graham Recreation Center, Maple Street Center, and Graham Civic Center as well as reservations and rentals for the Recreation Center, Civic Center, South Graham Park, Bill Cooke Park, and Graham Regional Park.

Tel Fehlhafer, CPRP, CPSI 
Parks & Athletic Facilities Supervisor

Tel, known as the “Turf Dr.”, is a native of Illinois and attended the University of Tennessee, with an emphasis in Sports Turf Management.  Tel is responsible for the maintenance and preparation of all the City’s Athletic Fields as well as the Athletic Fields at the Graham Middle School complex.  Tel’s previous work experience includes working as the assistant groundskeeper for a professional baseball organization and was a head golf course superintendent for a semi/private golf course.

Steve Hadden, CPRP
Graham-Mebane Lake Warden
(919) 563-6544

Steve is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Before coming to Graham-Mebane Lake, Steve worked for the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As Warden, Steve manages Lake operations and enforces Lake regulations. Graham-Mebane Lake hosts numerous fishing and ski tournaments throughout the year as well as daily boating and bank fishing.

Kristen Herndon, CPRE, CPO, MS
Program Supervisor
(336) 513-5510

Kristen is from Greensboro, NC and received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Parks and Recreation Administration.  After she graduated from App., Kristen moved out west to Colorado for four years and continued to raft guide on several rivers in the state.  Kristen moved back to North Carolina in 2012 and received her Masters in Parks and Recreation Administration at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  Currently, she is responsible for the Mother’s & Father’s Day Programs, Slice of Summer, The Downtown Graham Ice Rink, Annual Downtown Graham Pumpkin Bash, Youth Fishing Day, Hall of Fame Banquet, and Movies in the park.  Kristen also does the advertising and marketing for the Graham Recreation and Parks Department.  She assists with Alamance/Burlington Senior Games and serves on many local committees.  If you have any questions on the events mentioned above or would like to sponsor any of these events, please contact Kristen.

Kris Kloepping, CPRP, MS
Athletic Supervisor
(336) 570-6718

Kris is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. His professional experience includes hospitality management, sport hospitality sales, coaching high school basketball, and collegiate game day operations.  He joined the City of Graham as an intern in the athletic department in 2016.  Kris coordinates year-round youth sports, including baseball, softball, spring & fall soccer, t-ball,  flag football, and basketball. He also coordinates various youth summer athletic camps, clinics, and manages all athletic facilities. Kris also serves as Basketball Coordinator for the Statewide Athletics Committee (SWAC) and oversees the youth recreation state basketball tournaments in North Carolina each spring. To reserve athletic fields managed by the City of Graham or for more information about youth athletics, contact Kris.

Mailing Address for the Graham Recreation and Parks Department:
PO Drawer 357
Graham, NC 27253

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

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