Tag Archives: Downtown Greenway

Don’t forget to Vote for YES 4 Greensboro Bonds on November 8th!

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Exercise your right to vote on Election Day- November 8, 2016.  Polls are open from 6:30 am- 7:30 pm. Consider voting for the Greensboro Bonds.  Together, these four bonds will support investments in improving our city's streets & transportation, affordable housing, community & economic development, and parks & recreation. The Parks & Recreation Bond will enhance the amenities at existing neighborhood parks and recreation centers and also fund the construction of parks such as Gateway Gardens and improve the Battleground Parks District. The bonds will also extend both the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway and the Downtown Greenway, all creating a greater access to recreational opportunities for every Greensboro resident. To learn more about the bond package, go to www.yes4gsobonds.com

7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway

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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!

Free Fitness Classes every Tuesday at Morehead Park

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Come out every Tuesday beginning May 3rd through September 27th from 6-7 pm for FREE Fitness at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway.  We have all types of classes for every interest — from Zumba to PiYo!  No prior experience is needed– just bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes. Click here to see the list of classes and instructors.  Weather cancellations will be called by 4pm on the day of the class; go to www.greensborodowntownparks.org for class status.  Morehead Park is located at Spring Garden and South Edgeworth Streets. Parking is available in the adjacent lot. Special thanks for the Bryan YMCA for partnering with us this year and providing our awesome instructors!  Watch the segment on WFMY News 2 Good Morning Show to get some exercise tips and details for Tuesdays at the Trailhead. Click here for all summer programming on the Downtown Greenway, Center City Park and LeBauer Park. 

Restaurant Week a huge success!

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The first ever Downtown Greenway Restaurant Week was a huge success!  Thank you to all of the supporters who came downtown to try some new restaurants and support the Downtown Greenway. 873 Downtown Greenway themed menu items were served at the 7 participating restaurants. Special thanks to 1618 Downtown, Crafted the Art of Street Food, Table 16, B. Christopher's Undercurrent, M'coul's, and LaRue for being part of this fun week of great food, good friends, and great support for the Downtown Greenway.   

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.

Artist Randy Walker selected to create Innovation Cornerstone

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Minneapolis artist Randy Walker has been selected to design and create the Innovation Cornerstone (NE) at the corner of Lindsay Street and Murrow Boulevard.  Randy's work has a relationship to both textiles and innovative play.  Click here to see examples of his work and bio. Timeline for construction of the cornerstone:  Randy will return to Greensboro, June 3-5, 2015 for a series of meetings to learn more about the community to further inform his design for the Innovation Cornerstone.  He will present a formal proposal for the site in July and then begin construction of the piece after approval.  Anticipated installation of the artwork and completion of the site no later than Spring 2016.

Chandler Concrete sells Greensboro site, making way for the Downtown Greenway

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Chandler Concrete Inc sells concrete manufacturing plant at 1420 Mill Street and signed restrictive covenant agreeing to cease use of the railroad track that runs adjacent to the property.  Property purchased by Mill Street Commons LLC. Plans begin moving forward for design of Greenway along rail line on Phase 4.  Click here to read article in the Triad Business Journal.

May is National Bike Month

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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.

Downtown Greenway is on Pinterest and Foursquare

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The Downtown Greenway has joined Pinterest and Foursquare.  Go to http://www.pinterest.com/downtwngreenway/ and pin some of the cool Downtown Greenway art and site furnishings. Then go to Foursquare at https://foursquare.com/downtwngreenway to find all the great art along the Downtown Greenway.