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Greenway Clean Up a Huge Success!

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Thanks to all the volunteers who came out on a very windy day on April 2 to kick off the construction of Phase 1A (from Lee Street to Spring Garden Street along Freeman Mill Road).  More than 60 volunteers filled 150+ bags with trash and recyclables along this quarter-mile section of the Greenway in conjunction with the Great American Clean Up and Greensboro Beautiful’s city-wide clean up.  Your help and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated.  Thanks for supporting your Greenway!

TREK Bike Raffle Winner Announced

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The winner of the TREK Bike Raffle was announced at the Action Greensboro Groundbreakers Event on March 17 at the Empire Room in Downtown Greensboro.  More than 50 people entered to win the TREK bike, donated by Greensboro's local TREK bike shop, but only one could win!  Congrats to Beth Boulton!  We can't wait to see you enjoying your bike on the Downtown Greenway!

Festival of Service

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Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 1:00–5:00 pm on the Downtown Greenway, Intersection of Eugene & Bragg Streets Greensboro Urban Ministry, in partnership with HealthServe, Greensboro College, The Downtown Greenway, and Warnersville Beautification and Historical Society, will be hosting Festival of Service on Sunday, April 3 on the Greenway.  The event will feature  local music, free food, and children's games.  We'd love to see you there!  

Downtown Greenway Phase 1A Groundbreaking Celebration and Clean Up!

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Help us break ground on the next section of the Downtown Greenway!  In conjunction with the Great American Clean Up, help us clean the area and enjoy a family friendly lunch and celebration with hot dogs, music, kids' activities, and more! Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 11:00 am–1:30 pm on the Downtown Greenway, Intersection of Spring Garden & South Edgeworth Streets (no rain date)

Wear Green for the Downtown Greenway on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Greensboro couldn't be luckier to be getting a Downtown Greenway!  We are excited to announce that construction of the next section of the Greenway will begin on March 25! Join us this St. Patrick's Day to hear an update on the construction plans PLUS ways you can get involved this year.   Thursday, March 17, 2010 5:30–7:00 pm The Empire Room 203 South Elm Street in Downtown Greensboro RSVP by March 12 to Judy Morton at jmorton@actiongreensboro.org or 336.379.0821 And, if you're feeling even more lucky...we'll be raffling off a Trek 3500 Mountain Bike at the meeting on 3/17!  Greensboro Trek Bike Shop has generously donated a Trek 3500 bicylce to support the Greenway!  All raffle proceeds benefit the Downtown Greenway Endowment Fund.  Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets.  Tickets are on sale at the Greensboro Trek Bike Shop (1209 Battleground Avenue) and will also be on sale at the March 17 meeting.

Get the Scoop on the Railroad Underpass Public Art Project

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In a series of public meetings held on January 25, 2011, sculptor Jim Gallucci and lighting designer Scott Richardson presented concepts for their vision of transforming an abandoned railroad underpass sited on the Downtown Greenway between West Lee Street and Spring Garden Road into a public art space. The concept is exciting, and we can't wait to see it completed!  

Preliminary Design Proposals Community Meeting: Railroad Underpass Public Art Project

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The Downtown Greenway will host a public meeting on Tuesday, January 25 from 12:00–2:00 pm and 5:00–7:00 pm to view preliminary design proposals for the railroad underpass public art project. Join us on Tuesday at the action Greensboro offices (317 South Elm Street, Downtown Greensboro).  On-street parking is available as well as in the parking lot across the street.  Both Jim Gallucci and Scott Richardson will present and discuss their proposal for The Downtown Greenway Railroad Underpass Public Art Collaboration, a public art project that involves the creative renovation of an abandoned underpass located between Spring Garden and Lee Streets along Freeman Mill Road. Click here for more information. 

Call to Artists

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The Downtown Greenway seeks proposals for the second of 12 neighborhood benches to be commissioned for the Downtown Greenway.  The newest bench will be located in the Phase 1A section of the Greenway, which runs between West Lee and Spring Garden Streets along the east side of Freeman Mill Road in the southwest section of Downtown Greensboro.

Community Meeting: Downtown Greenway Railroad Underpass Public Art Collaboration

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Did you miss the October 27 Public Input Meeting for the Downtown Greenway Railroad Underpass Public Art Collaboration?  The public input period closed on November 5, and we are now collecting input to share with the artists so they can begin design work.  Stay tuned for more information. Community Meeting to be held October 27 to Gather Public Input for Downtown Greenway Railroad Underpass Public Art Collaboration Sculptor Jim Gallucci and Lighting Designer Scott Richardson will meet with residents to discuss this public art project funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts A $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts has made possible the creative renovation of an abandoned railroad underpass that will be a key link between the recently completed first phase of the Downtown Greenway and the next section to be constructed of the 4-mile Greenway that will eventually encircle downtown Greensboro. This artistic collaboration will include innovative lighting, sculpture, graphics, and landscaping to create a unique outdoor public art space.  You are invited to attend a community meeting on October 27, 2010 from 12:00–2:00 pm or 5:00–7:00 pm at the Carriage House at Blandwood Mansion to learn about the project and give your input to the project artists. Click here to see the meeting flyer.

Win a FREE Trek Bike & Suppport the Downtown Greenway!

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Greensboro Trek Bike Shop has generously donated a Trek 3500 bicycle to raffle off in support of the Downtown Greenway!  All raffle proceeds benefit the Downtown Greenway Endowment Fund.  Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets.  Tickets will be on sale until the Phase 1A Groundbreaking at the Greensboro Trek Bike Store located at 1209 Battleground Avenue.  The bike will be raffled off at the Downtown Greenway Phase 1A Groundbreaking this Spring.  We hope you’ll attend the Groundbreaking, but you do not have to be present to win.  Go check out their store and buy your tickets today!