Can’t wait to do the Downtown Greenway loop? You can enjoy it now even while under construction—just look for these signs. There are many ways to find out about the route: look for the map in Center City Park, look for maps along the route, or click here and download the map. Download the Detour Route Map
What’s Open Now?
A ½ mile section of the Downtown Greenway is now open and includes Five Points and Morehead Park. Five Points begins at South Eugene Street and West Bragg Street and runs west to Freeman Mill Road and West Lee Street. Morehead Park continues on the north side of West Lee Street and runs along the east side of Freeman Mill Road to Spring Garden Street. Download map with open sections.
When is the Greenway open?
5:00 am – 11:00 pm
What are the rules on the Greenway?
We encourage proper Trail Etiquette
• Yield to pedestrians – Pedestrians always have the right-of-way.
• Keep right and pass on the left – The trail is like a roadway.
• Warn trail users as you approach from behind – Announce yourself; for example, “On your left!”
• If you stop, get off the trail – Always allow other trail users to pass on the left.
• Please be aware of your surroundings – For safety, always carry a cell phone.
• Watch out for maintenance and security needs while on the trail – Report crime and maintenance problems.
• Obey all signs and rules – Stop at intersections, travel at safe speeds, keep right.
• Keep the trail clean – Don’t litter, recycle trash on the trail.
• Keep animals under control – Keep pets on a short leash, Walk pets on the right-hand shoulder, Clean animal waste from the trail.
• Don’t use the trail at night – The trail is CLOSED from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. Do not use the trail during those hours.
Report crime to Greensboro Police Department: 911
Report maintenance problems & all other concerns to: 336-373-3816
Trail Rules & Regulations
1) Posted areas of the Greenway may be closed during specific times (excludes public sidewalk). The trail is closed from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. Do not use the trail during those hours.
2) No person shall cause an obstruction of the Greenway that prevents free passage by users.
3) Only motor vehicles intended for emergency assistance, safety or maintenance are allowed. Individuals with mobility impairments may use medical devices. Personal transportation devices used by Law Enforcement are permitted.
4) Pets and service animals are allowed if under direct control of their keepers and the control device is not longer than six feet in length. The owner must remove all waste products left by pets. Horses are not allowed.
5) No person shall build, light or maintain any fire including grills, portable stoves or heating devices.
6) Destructive devices, firearms, edged weapons, any other type of weapon, flares or fireworks are not allowed.
7) It shall be illegal to remove, deface, alter or destroy Greenway property, equipment, plants, benches, art, amenities, fences or any other object associated with the Greenway.
8) Littering or disposing of any unwanted item/items of any kind on the Greenway is prohibited.
9) Open alcoholic beverages and illegal substances are prohibited. Alcoholic beverages may be allowed through permitted special events.
10) Operating a concession, peddling, soliciting or panhandling is prohibited on the Greenway. Exception: concessions may be allowed if necessary permits are obtained and permission granted by the Parks and Recreation Department.
11) Greenway users shall abide by Greensboro City Code of Ordinances in reference to noise. Loudspeakers and public address systems are prohibited unless authorized in writing by the appropriate entity.
12) No loud, abusive, threatening, intrusive or disorderedly conduct is allowed on the Greenway.
13) Public users of the Greenway through whatever mechanical means will maintain a speed that does not endanger other trail users or Greenway property. Bicyclists and skaters should yield to all other trail users. Bicyclists under the age of 16 are required to wear a safety helmet. Users, including pets and service animals should stay on the right side of the Greenway. Greenway users should respect private boundaries of adjacent landowners.
14) No person or persons should travel on the Greenway in a manner that would endanger other users of the Greenway or Greenway property.
15) The City of Greensboro will not be responsible or liable for items left unattended on the Greenway or Greenway easement. Items found unattended will be destroyed.
* These regulations supplement the following: Rules and Regulations Governing the Use of City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Areas Within or Without the City Limits. Adopted November 20, 1967 and Amended Through 2007. Reference City Ordinance 19-1 (CO 19-1)