As we approach the cooler Fall temperatures, we are excited to share that walking tours are back! These free guided tours of the Downtown Greenway are a great way to explore and learn al the intricacies of the greenway. Join us to learn how the greenway came to be, Greensboro's history, surrounding neighborhoods, public art installations, environmental stewardship, community stories, economic impact, future projects, and more!
Tours will start and finish at LoFi Park (500 N. Eugene Street) and be led by Program Coordinator, Chelsea Phipps, or Project Manager, Dabney Sanders. Each tour is approximately 3 hours and will cover the entire 4-mile loop, including the three miles of completed greenway and also the future section to be constructed along the western side. Space is limited for each tour, which are offered monthly on Saturday mornings from 9 am - 12 noon, during September to December.
Register online to reserve your space.
We are back for the 13th Annual Downtown Greenway Run & Block Party on Saturday, October 8 from 4-8 pm at LoFi Park! Join us for the 1-mile fun run/walk/stroll or the 4-miled timed run, and stay for the after party! The route follows the completed sections of the Downtown Greenway, and the official detour route along the western side. All registered participants will receive this year's event t-shirt, post-run refreshments, and 2 drink tickets - redeemable for beer (age 21+) or soda, juice, or water.
This year's Block Party features a DJ, local food trucks, sponsor tents with giveaways, tailgate-style games, children's activities, raffle items, vendor booths, prize drawings, and more! Be there to join the fun - all ages and dogs are welcome!
Registration is open for the 1-mile and 4-mile events - don't delay and register today! Early Bird pricing continues through August 31, 2022.
A special thank you to all our fabulous sponsors for this year's event:
Dawn S. Chaney Foundation
City of Greensboro
Joymongers Brewing Co.
The Cemala Foundation
Deep Roots Market
Downtown Greensboro Inc.
Greensboro Parks Foundation
Fox Rothschild LLP
Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union
Local businesses and organizations can apply to be a vendor and setup at the event.
Interested in volunteering? We have lots of opportunities to help as course monitors, at water stations, and throughout the block party event. Sign-up to volunteer and receive an event t-shirt and snacks!
For complete event details, schedule, and more please visit tinyurl.com/DGrun or contact Event & Race Director, Chelsea Phipps.
Since we could not celebrate on June 6th, we're celebrating National Trails Day with the City of Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department the entire month of June!
Each Monday, we will share videos and pics in an eblast of residents enjoying the Downtown Greenway and other trails in the area and on social media every day. Not receiving our eblasts? Email Laura Lorenz at email@example.com to be added to the list. Click here to go to our Facebook page. You can also see all pics here and videos here. We hope you will get out and find some new trails that you have not experienced before. You can search hundreds of local parks, trails and recreation opportunities in the Piedmont Discovery App. Click here for more info.
We are excited to announce that the FREE Fitness classes on the Downtown Greenway will begin on June 2! We are partnering with the Bryan YMCA for the 8th year to offer free fitness classes every Tuesday from 6-7pm through the end of September. Classes are held at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway (475 Spring Garden Street). We will practice safe, social distancing for each class. Please bring your own water bottle and mat to each class, as no equipment will be provided this year. Questions? Contact Laura Lorenz firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the detour route map. For more information, contact Palmer McIntyre at email@example.com.
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. The Morehead Trail parking lot will be blocked off to cars during the class. Parking is available on the street or at 408 Blandwood Street and 500 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!