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.
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…..
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Friday, October 27
5:00 -7:00 pm
@ Fleet Feet Sports
3731 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27455
Saturday, October 28
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 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.
We are excited to announce that First Bank (formerly Carolina Bank) will be the title sponsor for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The run and party will be at a new location this year- Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway located at 475 Spring Garden Street.
For more information about the run, click here. To register for the 4 mile run or 1.25 mile costume walk/run, go to the Jones Racing Company website.
50% Design Plans for Phase 1c from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Gate City Blvd. are available for review and comments. Public meetings were held on August 22 for 50% design plans of Phase 1c on the Downtown Greenway. To review the plans presented by the City of Greensboro and watch the on-line meeting, go to the City's website. Please provide feedback and comments by taking the on-line survey. Deadline for comments is September 12, 2017.
Questions? Please contact:
Deniece Conway 336.373.4501
Dabney Sanders 336.387.8355
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:
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.