Great Bend Park at Glencoe is now open! I was out at the Grand Opening this past Saturday, and it was nice chance to chat with new and old Glencoe friends.
This 20-acre park is located along the Haw River between Indian Valley and Glencoe Village. Amazing views of the Haw River and the dam can be seen from the Picnicking and Portages Trail located on the island, and I’m itching to get out and walk on the Piedmont Prairie Trail.
The park was fantastic, and I know how hard the County Recreation and Parks staff must have worked on getting the park ready for it’s big day. As Bryan Hagood and Tony Laws, directors of the County Recreation and Parks Department and the City of Burlington Parks and Recreation Department respectively, were giving some opening remarks, I was impressed again by the collaboration and hard work that goes into a project like Glencoe. Multiple County and City governments along with organizations and individuals worked together to create a park that is part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, that is part of the Haw River Trail, and that is connected to Glencoe Village. It’s this kind of collaboration that make Glencoe such an exciting place to be, and I feel so lucky to be involved.
Here’s a link to the County’s park website, http://www.alamance-nc.com/Alamance-NC/Departments/Recreation/Parks/Glencoe/. It’s got good information and a great map!