Category: Photos

It’s Not Easy Being GREEN Holiday Photo Contest

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Here's how it works: Take a photo--- or a selfie--- while shopping, dining, or drinking at Crafted Art of Street Food, Preyer Brewing Company, Joymongers Brewing Company, or Deep Roots Market. Photos should be taken between now and January 1, 2017. During this time-frame, post your photos to a public Instagram profile. Each photo posted for consideration must include one of these three tags: #DowntownGreenway or #soGSO or tag @downtowngreenway via Instagram. Each Wednesday, between December 14, 2016 and January 4, 2017, we will announce a winner of a $50 gift card to one of the local establishments. Additionally, we will announce the "People's Choice Award" on January 4th for a $25 gift card to each of the four, totaling $100! Photos will be judged by a committee of Action Greensboro and the Downtown Greenway. The "People's Choice" prize will be given to the photo that receives the most "likes"... so share news of the contest with others and get them to vote! Prize Announcement Dates: Wednesday, December 14 Wednesday, December 21 Wednesday, December 28 Wednesday, January 4

Construction on the northern section has begun!

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Construction on the northern section of the Downtown Greenway has begun! The southbound lane from Eugene between Fisher Avenue and Battleground Avenue is closed for construction. The northbound land along Eugene remains open and parking is still accessible for all businesses- Crafted the Art of Street Food, Deep Roots Market, Joymongers Brewing Company, and Preyer Brewing Company. Anticipated timeline for construction of this section is 120-150 days at which time Eugene Street will re-open fully with two-way traffic.  This phase also includes the construction of the triangular park at Smith/Battleground/Eugene and work on this park is expected to happen in January/February.  The next phase will be on Fisher Avenue from Eugene to Greene and construction here will take place between March and July 2017. Click here to see plans for this section. Hear from Jim Jones, owner of Joymongers Brewing Company, in a TWC News story on the construction. Questions?  Contact Eric Tart at eric.tart@greensboro-nc.gov or 336.373.4313.

The RESULTS are in from the Run 4 the Greenway!

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The 7th Annual 4 for the Greenway was a HUGE success! We raised over $11,000 for the Downtown Greenway thanks to all the runner and walkers and to our GREAT sponsors for their support in the run! The RESULTS are in! The top winners are: Top 3 males-Andris Goncarous (1st place winner in 2015 and 2016!), Kenwick Brown, & Patrick Westervelt Top 3 females-Clare Cunningham, Hollis Oberlies (2nd place winner in 2014, 2015, & 2016!), & Heather Colleran Congratulations to all the runners and walkers! Click here to see all the results. Check out all the PHOTOS from the run and opening of Woven Works Park.  

7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway-September 24, 2016

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7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway Registration is Open! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 24, 2016 for the 7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway! #Run4Greenway ANNOUNCING: CHANGE IN LOCATION AND RACE ROUTE FOR 2016! The race route has changed due to the opening of the Innovation Cornerstone later this summer. The event will be held at the Innovation Cornerstone/Cumberland Park at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd. Start and finish will be at the Innovation Cornerstone. A ribbon cutting for the newly completed Innovation Cornerstone will be held from 3-4 pm. 4 Mile Run: (Click here for the 4 mile route) On-line through September 11 (by 11:59 pm): $25.00 On-line through September 12-22 (by 9:00 pm): $30.00 Registration at Packet Pick-up on September 24 and Day of Race: $35.00 4 mile Family 4 Pack: $80.00 for 4 mile   One Mile Walk/Run: (Click here for 1 mile route) On-line through September 22 (by 9:00 pm): $15.00 (non-timed) 1 Mile Dog Registration: $20.00 1 mile Family 4 Pack: $50.00 for 1 mile Children 6 & under: Free (There is no fee for children 6 & under; however, we ask that you register and sign a waiver. No free t-shirt or beverage.) T-shirts are limited.  Register early to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.  All participants will receive a free beverage at the post-race event (except for children 6 & under). SCHEDULE: 3:00PM-4:00PM – Innovation Cornerstone Ribbon Cutting (remarks at 3:15PM) 3:30PM-4:45PM – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Cumberland Park 5:15 PM – 1 Mile Walk begins 5:45 PM – 4 Mile event begins 6:30-7:00 PM – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time) 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM- Music, Entertainment, Food at Cumberland Park For more information about the race course, packet pick-up, awards, or to register, go to the Jones Racing Company www.jonesracing.com . Not a runner and would like to volunteer?  Email Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Instagram Photo Contest of Greensboro’s Lighted Holiday Balls

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  Action Greensboro & the Public Art Endowment have kicked off the holiday season with an Instagram PHOTO CONTEST of Greensboro's Lighted Holiday Balls. Don't miss the chance to post your photo of --- or selfie with-- our local Lighted Holiday Balls in Sunset Hills or anywhere across the city. Click here to get the specifics on the Instagram contest. Note that photos have to be posted to a public Instagram profile. Deadline for posting photos is December 20, 2015. Questions? Contact Action Greensboro at 379.0821

Thanks to the Impact League from West Market Kids for keeping the ‘green’ in Greenway

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The Impact League- a group of 4th and 5th graders from West Market Street United Methodist Church came out on October 14, 2015 to clean up Morehead Park and Five Points along the Downtown Greenway.  They also handed out water to those who were using the trail.  Click here to see all the photos from their workday. Special thanks to this great group and their high school helpers for keeping the 'green' in the Downtown Greenway! Is your group interested in volunteering on the Downtown Greenway?  Contact Laura Lorenz for more information at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org

Downtown Greenway Public Art Interactive Map is live!

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Announcing the first interactive map of the Downtown Greenway and the public art that you can find on the completed sections created by the City of Greensboro. Click on each number of the map to find out where the piece is located and the story behind the art. Go to the map. More pieces will be added as construction continues. Click here to see the construction timeline.

Photos from 6th Annual Run 4 the Greenway

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   Over 350 people and 45 dogs came out for the 6th Annual Run 4 the Greenway despite the rainy weather!  Fun was had by all—click here to see the photos from the day which shows that little bit of rain does not stop the people and dogs from having a great time! Red Dog Farm brought adoption dogs that a runner without a dog could 'borrow' for the 1 mile Doggie Jog through downtown Greensboro.  If you are interested in adopting a dog, contact Red Dog Farm. The Greensboro Greenway Gulp was made just for the Run 4 the Greenway by Preyer Brewing and debuted at the run.  The Greenway Peach Wheat beer and the Greenway Ginger Wheat beer were a huge hit among runners and will be available until the end of October at Preyer Brewing Company located at 600 Battleground Avenue. Deep Roots Market provided the runner hospitality after the run-- and gave 5% of sales on September 20th to the Downtown Greenway. Thanks to all of our sponsors who made the run a great day!

Pears on the Downtown Greenway!

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If you missed the strawberries in May, there are now pears growing on the trees at Meeting Place at Tradition Cornerstone! Stop by and pick a pear, but please pick just one so others may enjoy them too. Meeting Place is located at the corner of Smith and Prescott Streets in downtown Greensboro.  Click here for a map.

Photos from Wheels on the Greenway

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The first ever Wheels on the Greenway kid bike event was a huge success!  We had over 75 kids, 35 skateboarders, and 150 in attendance!  Click here to see all the photos from the event. Special thanks to our event partners: Piedmont Parent/FIT Family Challenge Safe Kids Guilford County City of Greensboro Parks & Recreation K2 Productions Recycles Kona Ice of Greensboro Elsewhere Le Bleu Trek