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!
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
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 email@example.com for a copy.
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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!
Members of the Triad Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society came out on March 25 to get the Bird, Bee, Butterfly Garden at Woven Works Park ready for spring by pulling weeds. They have another work day set for Saturday, April 15. Special thanks to these volunteers: John Bartlett, Laurette Guay, Diane Laslie, Elizabeth Link, Deborah Staves, Lynda Waldrop, and Judy West.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Dabney Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendar for the Wheels on the Greenway:
An event for all ages and all types of wheels*
Sunday, May 7 from 2:00-4:00 pm
at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway
*Use you imagination! Bikes, trikes, skateboards, wheelchairs, wagons, roller blades....
.....Whatever wheels you use, don't miss this afternoon of fun and entertainment for the whole family with music, food, bicycle safety programs, 'bling your bike' stations and other 'wheel' related activities for all ages. Bring your 'wheels' out of storage from the winter months and get ready to put your Wheels on the Greenway!
Look for more information in the coming months!
The City of Greensboro is having an informational workshop on Thursday, December 15 from 4-6:30 pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 2210 North Elm Street. The City will provide information and seek community input on the proposed bike lanes and road layout on North Elm Street from Bellemeade Street to Cone Blvd. GDOT is proposing adding bike lanes along this section of North Elm Street. For more information contact Daniel Amstutz at 336.373.2921 or email@example.com.
Go to www.greensboro-nc.gov/gdot for the on-line survey. Deadline for comments is Friday, January 13, 2017.
A volunteer workday is scheduled for Sunday, October 30 from 1:30-4:00 pm at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone located at the corner of Murrow Blvd and Lindsay Street.
Bring work gloves and a shovel-- we'll be planting flowers in the Bird, Bee, and Butterfly Garden on the site.
Snacks and water provided. Questions? Call Dabney Sanders at 336.387.8353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 7th Annual 4 for the Greenway was a HUGE success!
We raised over $11,000 for the Downtown Greenway thanks to all the runner and walkers and to our GREAT sponsors for their support in the run!
The RESULTS are in! The top winners are:
Top 3 males-Andris Goncarous (1st place winner in 2015 and 2016!), Kenwick Brown, & Patrick Westervelt
Top 3 females-Clare Cunningham, Hollis Oberlies (2nd place winner in 2014, 2015, & 2016!), & Heather Colleran
Congratulations to all the runners and walkers!
Click here to see all the results.
Check out all the PHOTOS from the run and opening of Woven Works Park.
7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway Registration is Open!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 24, 2016 for the 7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway! #Run4Greenway
ANNOUNCING: CHANGE IN LOCATION AND RACE ROUTE FOR 2016!
The race route has changed due to the opening of the Innovation Cornerstone later this summer. The event will be held at the Innovation Cornerstone/Cumberland Park at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd. Start and finish will be at the Innovation Cornerstone. A ribbon cutting for the newly completed Innovation Cornerstone will be held from 3-4 pm.
4 Mile Run: (Click here for the 4 mile route)
On-line through September 11 (by 11:59 pm): $25.00
On-line through September 12-22 (by 9:00 pm): $30.00
Registration at Packet Pick-up on September 24 and Day of Race: $35.00
4 mile Family 4 Pack: $80.00 for 4 mile
One Mile Walk/Run: (Click here for 1 mile route)
On-line through September 22 (by 9:00 pm): $15.00 (non-timed)
1 Mile Dog Registration: $20.00
1 mile Family 4 Pack: $50.00 for 1 mile
Children 6 & under: Free (There is no fee for children 6 & under; however, we ask that you register and sign a waiver. No free t-shirt or beverage.)
T-shirts are limited. Register early to be guaranteed a race t-shirt. All participants will receive a free beverage at the post-race event (except for children 6 & under).
3:00PM-4:00PM – Innovation Cornerstone Ribbon Cutting (remarks at 3:15PM)
3:30PM-4:45PM – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Cumberland Park
5:15 PM – 1 Mile Walk begins
5:45 PM – 4 Mile event begins
6:30-7:00 PM – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time)
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM- Music, Entertainment, Food at Cumberland Park
For more information about the race course, packet pick-up, awards, or to register, go to the Jones Racing Company www.jonesracing.com .
Not a runner and would like to volunteer? Email Laura Lorenz at email@example.com.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!