Chatham County Parks & Recreation to host Earth Day celebration

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PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Parks & Recreation Department invites the community to celebrate the planet at its Earth Day Celebration. This first-time event will take place to 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Southwest District Park, located at 15124 NC-902, Bear Creek.

The Earth Day Celebration will serve as a grand opening for the Kids in Parks TRACK Trails program that has been installed at Southwest District Park. The TRACK Trails feature self-guided brochures and signs that offer a fun and exciting outdoors experience while learning about various plants and animals. Community members can register for free through Kids in Parks and win prizes for tracking their adventures. In addition to the grand opening, community members can also expect a natural play area, nature crafts, a scavenger hunt, activities from other community organizations, and a food truck at the Earth Day Celebration.

“Chatham County Parks and Recreation is excited to celebrate the grand opening of the Kids in Parks TRACK Trails program,” said Chatham County Parks and Recreation Director Tracy Burnett. “TRACK Trails and the Earth Day Celebration are a great way to help our community members experience and appreciate nature and our planet.”

For more information on Kids in Parks TRACK Trails, individuals may visit For more information on the Earth Day Celebration, individuals may visit the Earth Day Celebration event on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page at, or contact Mallory Peterson at 919-545-8553 or


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