Category: Events

2018 FREE Fitness Class Schedule is Out- Mark Your Calendars!

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2018 FREE Fitness Class Schedule on the Downtown Greenway Classes this year will begin in May and will be held every Tuesday from 6-7pm through October (except for July because it is SO hot!) on the Downtown Greenway located at 475 Spring Garden Street. We are excited to offer free classes for the 4th season in partnership with the Bryan YMCA. We have some regular instructors from past seasons and welcome our new instructors. Click here for the classes/instructors. Look out for some new features this year-- a frequent attendee punch card and we will be participating in the DGI Summer Passport program-- the more you come the more chances you have of getting free stuff! Look for more info in the weeks to come and bios on each of our instructors.

Two Upcoming City Workshops: Summit Ave Streetscape & Plan2Play

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Do you use Parks & Recreation programs? How can they do things better? Come out and share you ideas at: Greensboro Parks & Recreation Play2Play Public Workshop Thursday, February 22, 2018 Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 North Davie Street Drop in from 5:00-8:00 pm; Short presentations at 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, & 7:00 pm Click here for more information. The Summit Avenue Streetscape Project Final Design Public Meeting Thursday, February 22, 20018 Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Avenue 6:00-8:00 pm Open house format, drop in anytime. Click here for more information. Comments can be made before March 8th by going to the City's website. Questions? Contact Eric Tart at eric.tart@greensboro-nc.gov 

Cheers to our Downtown Greenway Volunteers!

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  Cheers to our Downtown Greenway Volunteers! If you volunteered in some way with the Downtown Greenway in 2017, we want to thank you—doesn’t matter how much or how little—we are grateful for you! Please join us for a Volunteer Thank You Event on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:00-7:00 pm Preyer Brewing Company 600 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro Light hors d’oeuvres from Crafted The Art of Street Food and Preyer Brewing Co. beer will be served. Please RSVP by January 25th to Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org

Two Meetings planned for input on next public art piece on the Downtown Greenway in Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square

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Two meetings are planned for residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square to meet with Vandorn Hinnant to start a conversation about the neighborhoods relationship to the Downtown Greenway.  Please join us on two consecutive Mondays, January 29 and February 5th at 6:00 pm at New Zion Church, 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Questions?  Please contact Bob Powell 336.772.5109.  All residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square were mailed an invitation; all are welcome.  Click here for the meeting invitation.  Click here to find out more about Vandorn and his work.

Get in the Holiday Spirit by voting for the Downtown Greenway Holiday Tree at Well-Spring Retirement Community Tree Contest

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The Downtown Greenway has been invited to participate in this year’s Well Spring Tree Decorating Contest.  The decorated trees from 12 local non-profits will be displayed in Well Spring’s lobby beginning at their Opening Reception on November 30th through December 13th.  The public is invited to stop by Well Spring from November 30-December 13 between 8:00 am-8:00 pm to view all the trees and vote for the tree that they like the best (and of course we hope that you vote for the Downtown Greenway tree!).  Well Spring Retirement Community is located at 4100 Well Spring Drive off of Battleground Avenue on the north side of Greensboro. Voting Guidelines: The voting is open to the general public. People may come out to vote daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through December 13 People may visit as many times as they want to vote – but NO MORE THAN ONE VISIT PER DAY. Each visit, they get up to 3 votes – and they can use their votes however they wish. For example, on a visit they might want to use all 3 votes for the same tree, or they may divide their votes between 2 or 3 trees Each participating organization automatically receives $500. The organization’s tree that receives the most votes will win an additional $2,000 from Well-Spring. A sneak peek of the Downtown Greenway tree…..

Lots of fun, running and great costumes at the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway!

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Thank you to all the volunteers, runners, walkers, and all who attended the party in Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway!  There were some great costumes -- dogs, kids and adult!  Local band from Westerwood Neighborhood- ToadFrogs rocked out the party in Morehead Park. Click here for all the photos from the event.  Special thanks to our title sponsor First Bank!  

Public Meeting for Phase 4 to review 75% design plans

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Join us for drop-in Public Meetings for Phase 4 on Thursday, November 30 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 75% 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. This is the last opportunity to provide feedback before the final plans are complete.  

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: 1.25 Mile & 4 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 1.25 Mile Run (includes t-shirt and beverage coupon) $15.00 NON-TIMED OPTION $10.00NON-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: 10:00 am- Show Wagon stage will be delivered and set-up 4:00-8:00pm- Live music, food and entertainment at Morehead Park/Morehead Foundry 3:00-4:15 pm – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park 4:00-6:00 pm- Cookie Decorating for kids provided by Morehead Foundry 4:15-4:30 pm- Warm-up with FIT4MOM instructors 4:30-6:00 pm- Spiro the UNCG Spartan Mascot will greet attendees 4:30 pm – 1.25 Mile Costume Run/Walk and Doggie Jog begins 5:00 pm – 4 Mile Run begins 5:15-6:15 pm – Looney Laney the Balloon Guy 5:00-6:15pm- ToadFrogs -local band from Westerwood Neighborhood 6:15-6:45 pm – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time)-UNCG Chancellor Frank Gilliam will hand out awards to the top runners; District 3 Councilman Justin Outling will hand our rest of awards. Food & Entertainment: Morehead Foundry will  have their Grill Truck on site and will offer hamburgergs, hotdogs, veggi burgers, chips & wraps for purchase and will have The Baker and The Bean Truck full of sweet treats for purchase. In addition, Four Flocks & Larder and Revolution Burger will be open for dinner.  Preyer Brewing will have several beer options for purchase.  Morehead Foundry will have a Halloween cookie decorating table for kids. Costume Contest: Costumes will be given for best dog costume, children’s costume, and adult costume– start working on your costume now! Parking: Click here for map of parking options for the event. 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 Not a Runner but would like to Volunteer?  Click here to sign up! Thank you to our Sponsors!

LoFi Park in Greensboro a new magnet for Downtown

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LoFi Park on the Downtown Greenway was dedicated on Saturday, September 23 with a short program with Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Home Sight bench artist Jeannette Brossart, and Councilman Justin Outling making remarks. The News & Record featured LoFi Park on the front page of the newspaper on September 26th.  If you missed it, Click here to read the article in the News & Record.