Have you every wondered how to report a maintenance issue on the Downtown Greenway or on any city trail or greenway? It's easy-- there are 3 ways that you can report an issue.
Call the City at 373-CITY
Use the City of Greensboro Fix-It App by downloading on your mobile device. Click here for instructions.
Email the City at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
We appreciate the support and hard work of several groups in Greensboro who have volunteered their time to clean up the Downtown Greenway! Thanks for helping keep the 'green' in the Greenway!
Duke Energy employees came out in June to help clean up the area on Morehead Park.
In July, Piedmont Natural Gas employees got Meeting Place at Tradition Cornerstone in great shape by pulling weeds and trimming.
On August 22, employees and students from UNCG came out to for a Spartan Day of Service and helped clean up the area at Morehead Park.
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.
A huge shout out to the volunteers who joined gardener Charlie Headington and Madeleine Carey with Parks & Recreation on a chilly spring day to get Meeting Place at Tradition Cornerstone ready for the spring and summer months.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Madeleine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenway volunteers came out on a Saturday morning in June to learn how to prune, weed, and water the vegetation at Meeting Place at Tradition Cornerstone with the guidance of local organic gardening expert Charlie Headington. A rotating group of volunteers have committed to helping maintain the edible orchard every two weeks through the fall. Interested in helping? Contact Laura Lorenz at email@example.com or 336.387.8355.
The City of Greensboro, Downtown Greenway, Bicycling in Greensboro (BIG) and other local organizations have teamed up to offer a month of events in Greensboro to promote biking and bike safety. The first event to kick-off the month is Bike Downtown for First Friday on Friday, May 2, 2014 in downtown Greensboro from 6-9 pm. The Downtown Greenway and BIG will have a table in front of the Green Bean on Elm Street. Ride your bike downtown and stop by and see us! For more information go to www.greensboro-nc.gov/bikemonth or click here to view the calendar of events for May.
Lincoln Financial employees adopted a section of the Downtown Greenway on Morehead Park, and came out this spring to maintain the section of the trail between Lee and Spring Garden Streets. Volunteers picked up trash and pulled weeds in gardens and natural areas. Thank you, Lincoln Financial, for your continued support of the Greenway and for keeping the trail clean and green!
If your organization is interested in adopting a section of the 4-mile Greenway loop, please contact Dabney Sanders, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Bri Simpson, and I’m originally from Seattle, Washington, actually a little bit south of Seattle, in Tacoma. I moved to North Carolina about 18 months ago, initially to Asheville for work with REI. Just recently, about two months ago, I moved to Greensboro to take the manager position at the REI store here. I did a lot of research on Greensboro when I applied for the job here. I have seen greenways, but I’m really, really impressed with the greenways here. I think that they have a great long-term plan, and they have groups and organizations in place to make that plan a reality—a reality in a pretty reasonable amount of time!
I think when you get the community involved in a project like this, it’s not just one or two people that have to be really invested in it. It seems that a lot of the community has been invested in the Greenway—with the art pieces and with the excitement around it. And that’s probably one of the reasons why these greenways that they’re looking to connect and this master plan is going to become a reality. Talk to anybody in the area, and they are familiar with the Greenway. They know the Greenway, and they’re excited for it to be completed. A lot of people are already using it prior to completion. I think when you get the entire community involved in a project like this and local businesses, then it is going to be successful. And you know it’s going to be successful because it’s not just one or two people with a big idea—it’s a lot of people who are in this idea.
Stormwater Manager for the Divisions of Water Resources
City of Greensboro
No more gutters here! Tree boxes, also known as tree wells, installed on the Downtown Greenway sidewalk near the Greenway at Fisher Park Apartments contain a special soil treatment to treat the dirty rainwater running off of Smith Street and surrounding streets, says David Phlegar, Stormwater Manager for the Division of Water Resources in Greensboro, NC.
"It's one of the first places downtown that you'll see an example like this," Phelgar says. "It's a lot easier to come in up-front in the planning and construction stages to do this, as opposed to after the fact. We worked with the Downtown Greenway to comply with some of the future Jordan Lake Rules for nutrient management, as well as our regular storm water regulations to improve our water quality."
More tree wells and other projects, such as creating alternatives to impervious parking lots, will be appearing around town. To learn more, visit the city's Water Resource website at www.greensboro-nc.gov.
Q & A: Learn how changing rules at Jordan Lake are affecting Greensboro's storm water management program.