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. In April 2013, the section along Smith Street between North Eugene and Spring Streets opened. Eventually this section will continue west to Prescott Street along the south side of Smith and will continue north along Eugene and east along Fisher to Greene Street.
Can’t wait to walk/run/bike 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.
Downtown Greenway Map
The Downtown Greenway will run 4 miles around the Downtown Greenway Community, passing neighborhoods, community gathering places, and historic sites.
The Downtown Greenway will run 4 miles around Greensboro’s center city, passing through more than a dozen neighborhoods. This urban greenway includes stretches through park-like green spaces, along the path of old railway tracks, and safely alongside city streets and sidewalks.
The Downtown Greenway will form a hub that will help connect the 80-plus miles of city greenways and trails that already exist. It will also connect to a broader network of trails and parks, including statewide efforts, such as the Mountains to the Sea Trail.
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 right away.
- Obey all signs and rules. Stop at intersections, travel at safe speeds, and keep to the right.
- Please keep the trail clean. Don’t litter; recycle trash on the trail.
- Please keep animals under control. Keep pets on a short leash, walk pets on the right-hand shoulder, and clean animal waste from the trail.
- Don’t use the trail at night. The trail is CLOSED from 11:00 pm–5:00 am. Do not use the trail during these hours.
Report crime to Greensboro Police Department: 911
Report maintenance problems & all other concerns to: 336-373-3816
Trail Rules & Regulations
- Posted areas of the Downtown Greenway may be closed during specific times (excludes public sidewalk). The trail is closed from 11:00 pm—5:00 am. Do not use the trail during these hours.
- No person shall cause an obstruction of the Greenway that prevents free passage by users.
- 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.
- 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.
- No person shall build, light or maintain any fire including grills, portable stoves or heating devices.
- Destructive devices, firearms, edged weapons, and any other types of weapons, including flares or fireworks are not allowed.
- It shall be illegal to remove, deface, alter or destroy any Greenway property, equipment, signs, plants, benches, art, amenities, fences or any other object associated with the Greenway.
- Littering or disposing of any unwanted item(s) of any kind on the Greenway is prohibited.
- Open alcoholic beverages and illegal substances are prohibited. Alcoholic beverages may be allowed only through permitted special events.
- Operating a concession, peddling, soliciting or panhandling is prohibited on the Greenway. Exception: concessions may be allowed only if necessary permits are obtained and permission granted by the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department.
- 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.
- No loud, abusive, threatening, intrusive or disorderedly conduct is allowed on the Greenway.
- 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.
- No person or persons should travel on the Greenway in a manner that would endanger other users of the Greenway or any Greenway property.
- The City of Greensboro will not be responsible or liable for items left unattended on the Greenway or any 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).