March 30, 2018, All Day
City administrative offices are closed in observation of the holiday.
March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Splash Park Parking Lot
Wanna play outside? Wanna build a fort? Bring your creativity and build a fort out of bamboo, sheets and rope. This simple and fun activity will get you and your family active outside having fun!
This event is for families. All minors must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Free, but registration required. Space is limited.
March 24, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Shallow Ford Natural Area
Bring the whole family! Join Burlington Recreation & Parks and Reptile and Amphibian Biologist Eric O’Neill on this 0.75 mile Basin Creek Trail hike. We will spend some time learning about and looking for amphibians in the creek, so wear comfortable walking or waterproof shoes or boots.
Bring a water bottle. All ages welcome. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The hike starts promptly at 2:30. Plan to arrive about 10 minutes prior to start time. Meet in the parking area at the trail head signs.
March 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Fairchild Community Center
Join Burlington Recreation & Parks at Fairchild Community Center’s annual glow in the dark egg hunt! Event will start promptly at 6:00 pm. Don’t forget to bring a basket! Lights will go out, eggs start to glow, and kids scream with excitement seeing the colorful eggs glowing on the gym floor.
March 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Thataways Youth Center
Celebrate with Burlington Recreation & Parks at Thataways Youth Center with the whole family! Event includes breakfast, arts & crafts, and face painting. Breakfast will include coffee, orange juice, biscuit and fruit. The Burlington Youth Council will have a bake sale table to support local community projects. Don’t forget your camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny! Tickets will be on sale until March 16. Pre-registration is required. NO WALK-INS ON DAY OF EVENT! Space is limited.
March 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Maynard Aquatic Center
THIS IS THE LAST CLASS FOR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT!
This class has prerequisites.
Class participants must be able to:
* Swim 300 yards without stopping.
* Tread water for 2 minutes with hands out of the water.
* In under 1 minute and 40 seconds, lifeguard candidates must be able to swim 25 yards and surface dive to a 13ft depth, retrieve a 10lb brick, hold it with both hands while swimming it back 25 yards, and get out of the pool.
Additional competencies require good communication, teamwork, listening, and a can-do attitude.
March 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Burlington City Park
The Burlington City Park amusement rides will open on Good Friday, March 30th from 10:00am – 7:00pm, weather permitting. Bring your family out to City Park and start a tradition! Rides include the train, planes, boats, and cars. The Amusement Rides will also be open regular hours that weekend, but will be closed on Easter Monday. For more information to plan your trip, including fees and ride guidelines at City Park, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/citypark. Please note the Carousel is currently closed for renovations.
2018 Amusement Park Hours of Operation (Spring Season):
Saturday • 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday • 1:00pm - 7:00pm
March 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Fairchild Community Center
Mayco Bigelow’s annual glow in the dark egg hunt will be located at Fairchild Community Center due to renovations at the Mayco Bigelow Community Center. Event will start promptly at 6:00 pm. Don’t forget to bring a basket! There will be glow in the dark eggs, candy eggs, and prizes! The first 100 participants will receive a special prize, so come early! The Easter Bunny will be our special guest and families are welcome to capture those Kodak moments with their children.
March 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Fairchild Community Center
Celebrate with Burlington Recreation & Parks at Fairchild Community Center with the whole family! Event will start promptly at 10:00 am. Don’t forget to bring a basket! Ages will be divided into three groups: 2-5 years, 6-8 years, and 9-12 years and placed in sectioned fenced in areas accordingly. The Easter Bunny will make a special guest appearance at this event, so be sure to bring your camera! A drawing will be hosted for each age bracket of baskets, candy, stuffed animals, and more!
March 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ City Park
Bring your Easter basket and join B-town Events in City Park to find goodies left by our Recreation & Parks Easter Bunny. Amusement park rides, cookie decorating, photos with the Easter Bunny, family egg walk, seek & find, entertainment by The Curly Fries & treats by Burlington concessions and Dusty Donuts. Our Easter Egg-Stravaganza event is free to attend and no registration is necessary. See you at Burlington City Park!