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50% Design Plans for Phase 4 available for review and comments

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  Public meetings were held on August 15 for 50% Design plans of Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway.  To review the plans presented by design firm Kimley-Horn and the City of Greensboro, go to the City's website here. To view the enhancement options presented by Kimley-Horn click here. Please provide feedback and comments by taking the on-line survey.  Deadline for comments is September 5, 2017. Questions?  Please contact: Deniece Conway 336.373.4501 deniece.conway@greensboro-nc.gov Dabney Sanders 336.387.8353 dsanders@actiongreensboro.org

Registration for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway is OPEN!

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 28th for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway. 2017 Race Details Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 Location: Greensboro, NC/Downtown Greenway at Morehead Park (475 Spring Garden Street)- NEW LOCATION ON THE DOWNTOWN GREENWAY! Race Distance: 4 Mile & 1.25 Mile Race Start Time: 4:30 pm (1.25 Mile) and 5:00 pm (4 Mile) Registration Closes: Thursday, October 26 at 9:00 pm Entry Fees 4 Mile Run (includes t-shirt and beverage coupon) $25.00 Until October 15 (at 11:59 pm) $20.00 for students until October 15 (at 11:59 pm) $30.00 October 16 – 26 (9:00 pm) $35.00 Packet pick up and Race Day $80.00 4 Mile Family 4 pack $20.00 Student Rate 1.25 Mile Run (includes t-shirt and beverage coupon) $15.00 NON-TIMED OPTION $10.00 NON-TIMED OPTION for students $20.00 TIMED OPTION $15.00 TIMED OPTION for students $20.00 Dog Registration $50.00 1 Mile Family 4 pack Kids 6 and Under FREE Click here to register for the run. Schedule 3:00-4:15 pm – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park 4:30 pm – 1.25 Mile Walk begins 5:00 pm – 4 Mile Run begins 6:00-6:30 pm – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time) 3:00-7:30 pm- Music, Entertainment, Food at Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park Packet Pick-Up: Friday, October 27 5:00 -7:00 pm @ Fleet Feet Sports 3731 Lawndale Drive Greensboro, NC 27455 Saturday, October 28 3:00-4:15 pm Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park, 475 Spring Garden Street Thank you to our Sponsors!

LimeBikes bikeshare program coming to Greensboro!

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LimeBike will kick-off the city-wide expansion of the bike share program at First Friday on Friday, August 4th at 5:30 pm.  Come out on Friday to the block of 513 South Elm Street to take a test drive and find out more about the program.   Earlier this month, City Council approved a two-year agreement that allows LimeBike to offer bicycles for a fee anywhere in the city limits. People can use the LimeBike app to locate and rent a bicycle for $1 per half hour. LimeBike is already offered on the UNCG campus for $0.50 per half hour for students, faculty and staff. LimeBike plans to deliver 800 more three-speed bikes to Greensboro to be used at UNCG, NC A&T and in downtown Greensboro in early August. Downtown Greensboro Inc. and Action Greensboro officials are working with center city merchants to identify locations where the bikes can be parked. After the official bike share celebration stay for First Friday on the Block from 6-9pm on S. Elm St between MLK Jr. Drive & Lewis Street. Talk to representatives from LimeBike, listen to great music, participate in trivia, and grab some food. Click here for the event flyer. For more information about LimeBike, visit the company's website.

Phase 4 Public Meetings set for August 15

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Join us for drop-in Public Meetings for Phase 4 on Tuesday, August 15 from 11:30-1 pm and 4:30-6 pm at The Public at Morehead Foundry located at 433-105 Spring Garden Street. The focus of this meeting will be on the railroad corridor along the western edge of downtown heading northwest from Spring Garden Street to just north of Benjamin Parkway and the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant. The public is invited to review the designs at the 50% stage of completion. Representatives from Kimley-Horn, GDOT, and Action Greensboro will be present to explain, answer questions and receive comments. There will be no formal presentation. Click here for flyer and map of the phase.

Public Meeting scheduled for August 22 for Phase 1c along Bragg Street

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Public meetings to review 50% design of Phase 1c along Bragg Street have been set for Tuesday, August 22nd from 4:30-6 pm at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church located at 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Parking will be available in the church parking lot.  Members of the project team will be available to answer questions and feedback received from the public will be used to fine-tune the design. Questions?  Contact Dabney Sanders at dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.

FREE Fitness Classes on the Downtown Greenway start on May 2

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The weather is getting warmer.... which means it is time for FREE Fitness on the Downtown Greenway! We are partnering with Bryan YMCA for the 5th year to provide great instructors and classes for FREE on the Downtown Greenway. Classes start on May 2 and run every Tuesday from 6:00 -7:00 pm May-June and August-October at Morehead Park Trailhead Parking Area (475 Spring Garden Street). No classes in July due to heat and vacations-- stay cool!   Click here for a complete list of classes and instructors. Stop by Morehead Foundry located beside the Morehead Park trailhead parking area for a sweet treat or dinner after your class!

Public Art piece ‘Grounded Here’ dedicated on May 23

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Ground Here neighborhood art bench was dedicated in its new home at the newly finished The Salvation Army Royce and Jane Reynolds Center for Worship and Service and Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday, May 23. The Salvation Army has operated in Greensboro since 1904. They have had several different locations, though never further than a mile or so from downtown Greensboro. In September 2016, they located their Worship Center and Boys & Girls Club in the new facility adjacent to the Southeastern Greenway located just south of the Downtown Greenway.  The connection with the Warnersville Neighborhood and the Downtown Greenway is enhanced with the addition of Grounded Here to the Salvation Army’s campus. Grounded Here is located at the Salvation Army & Boys Club located at 1001 Freeman Mill Road at in the grassy area to the side of the building near the Southeastern Greenway. We hope you will stop by and see the artwork in it's new location. Click here to read remarks from the dedication by Barbara Peck, Downtown Greenway Public Art Consultant. Nick Johnson, local stonemason, Juan Logan, artist of Grounded Here, and James Griffin, Warnersville Resident and Member of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Board  

Get your Urban Parks Booklet today!

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The Downtown Greenway, Greensboro Downtown Parks, Folk Festival & City of Greensboro has collaborated on the 2017 Urban Parks Booklet.  The booklet lists many of the free things to do in downtown Greensboro and around town this spring, summer and fall that includes fitness, music, and the arts. Click here to download the on-line version.  If you would like a hard copy of the booklet, you can find them at most downtown businesses, LeBauer Park, Center City Park, Chamber of Commerce (111 February One Place) and Downtown Greensboro Inc (536 South Elm Street). Or email Laura Lorenz llorenz@actiongreensboro.org for a copy.

Join us for Wheels on the Greenway-May 7th from 2-4pm

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// // // 10 reasons you should bring the family to the Wheels on the Greenway on May 7 from 2-4 pm: -Bike Rodeo for kids- free bike helmet and t-shirt to all kids who attend sponsored by Crumley Roberts -You can BLING your bike with cool decorations -Morehead Foundry will have hotdogs, hamburgers, and items from the Baker and the Bean for sale & a special cookie decorating activity for kids -Bikesboro and cycles de ORO will be doing bike tune-ups  -ToadFrogs- local band from Westerwood Neighborhood will rock us with their great music -Fire Department and Police Department Bike Teams will be on hand to show their equipment and escort our bikers along the 1 mile route from Morehead Park at Spring Garden Street to Warnersville Recreation Center and back. -Pop-up Skatepark sponsored by Camara Studios, Above Board, & Board Paradise -Other groups who will be set-up and giving out information on getting active and bike safety: -Safe Guilford/Cone Health -American Heart Association/Heart Walk -City of Greensboro -MS Walk & Run -You can DONATE a gently used bike that your family has outgrown to the Warnersville Recreation Center!  Don't have a bike to donate-you can donate a used or new bike lock. -And FINALLY-- it's a FREE family fun-filled afternoon on the Downtown Greenway!