Our mission is to partner with the Community Foundation of Greensboro to provide need-gap funding for the City of Greensboro’s outdoor infrastructure, parks and projects. Dedicated to building a healthy outdoor community in the City of Greensboro, funds from Build Greensboro Together will help rebuild and revitalize some of our city’s most important communal and outdoor spaces.
The Peeler Community Park, built in 1971 in the Waugh Street Community in northeast Greensboro, has been at the center of redevelopment plans since 2016. In 2018, Peeler Recreation Center and community park was a gathering place and distribution hub when a EF2 tornado devastated the surrounding community. While the Park itself survived the worst of the storm, 331 of the 994 structures damaged by the tornado were within a mile of Peeler Community Park.
Build Greensboro Together will provide funds to complete the final phases of park development determined through public input that will expand parking, add new play amenities, install an outdoor fitness area, partner with Greensboro Public Library for an outdoor reading experience in Greensboro’s first storywalk, and ballfield renovation with field lighting and irrigation.
Lake Daniel Greenway is one of the most popular multi-use trails in Greensboro connecting Friendly Shopping Center to the downtown area. Since COVID-19, Lake Daniel Greenway has seen its foot traffic increase by 63%!
Due to increased rainfall and subsequent flash floods, the Lake Daniel Bridge at Elam and Benjamin Parkway was washed away in 2019. Engineers have designed a new bridge but the City awaits full funding before reconstruction can begin.
Heath Park, located in the Heath Community on Holts Chapel Road, is approximately 13 acres and features a softball field, basketball court and playground. A master plan incorporating, among other things, walking trails with exercise stations, expanded basketball courts, and relocated, multi-age playground equipment, was adopted by the Parks & Recreation Commission in 2013.
Part of the work was completed with a new parking area and some vegetation removal. Yet one of the biggest needs for the site, the removal and replacement of the playground including the installation of a walking path around it, has yet to be accomplished. Build Greensboro Together is seeking funds for the completion of this critical piece of the master plan.