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THE BEST OF THE BEST: Amazing Parks to Visit Around Greensboro, NC

August 12th, 2019 2:19 PM by Katelyn Mountjoy

Greensboro, NC is filled with exciting adventure and beautifully architectured parks. The following are some of the most unique and family oriented destinations our community has to offer! Good luck choosing which one to visit first… they are all outstandingly gorgeous! 

LeBauer Park 

HOURS: 7AM – 11PM
ADDRESS: 208 N. Davie St. Greensboro, NC 27401 

Features & Amenities

  • Three cafe's: Ghassan's, Cafe Europa, and PorterHouse Burger Company
  • Price/Bryan Performance Place, a 17,000-square foot lawn that accommodates up to 4,000 people
  • Playground
  • Janet Echelman aerial sculpture “Where We Met” 
  • VF Corporation Seasonal Plaza, with interactive fountains 
  • Peacehaven Sensory Space, a sculptural wall designed to be enjoyed by people who have sensory processing disorders 
  • Downtown Greensboro Animal Hospital Dog Park 
  • Carolyn's Garden, one acre of ornamental gardens
  • Junior League of Greensboro's Reading Room 
  • Decal Source Ping-pong and foosball tables

Center City Park

HOURS: 7AM – 11PM
ADDRESS: 200 N. Elm St. Greensboro, NC 27401



Features:

  • Band shell
  • Various sculpture fountain features that are an abstract representation of the seasonal stream beds found throughout NC's Piedmont region
  • Luscious grass areas providing space for children to play & for community events

  

Barber Park

HOURS: 8AM – 8PM 
ADDRESS: 1500 Barber Park Dr Greensboro, NC 27401

Features & Amenities:

  • The impressive Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion with 8 plexi-court tennis courts and four combination basketball / volleyball courts
  • Home to the Penn Wright Baseball Stadium, home field of the Eastern Baseball League, which includes a press box for tournaments, concessions area, and stadium seating
  • 18-hole disc golf course free of use
  • Outdoor amphitheater is available on a rental basis for community concerts, talent shows, and special presentations
  • One-mile walking trail 
  • Six picnic shelters  
  • Playground and Tot Spot 
  • Sprayground
  • The Barber Park Event Center, an upscale rental venue for parties and weddings, and the Tribute to Women, an interactive exhibit that honors the contributions of Greensboro women

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Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden 

HOURS: 8AM – 7PM
ADDRESS: 1105 Hobbs Rd. Greensboro, NC 27410

 

A relaxing retreat, this 7.5-acre garden is known for its massive bronze sculpture and annual plantings. As a historic site, the garden was created in 1976 to honor and recognize the 200th anniversary of the U.S.!

Make sure to check these out:

  • The Wedding Gazebo 
  • Man-made re-circulating stream 
  • Sensory Garden
  • Variety of sculptures placed throughout the garden
  • Paver Plaza – offering a way to lend your name to the garden
  • The garden is open year-round & admission is free!

 

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

HOURS: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
ADDRESS: 2332 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

 

 

This beautiful 220 ACRE PARK commemorates the Battle of Guilford Court House, fought on March 15, 1781, which ultimately paved way to American victory in the Revolutionary War.  

Things to do at the park:

  • Walk the battlefield
  • Visit the Hoskins farm (18th century colonial farmstead)
  • Watch “Another Such Victory” - This live action theater film explores the historical personal accounts of American and British soldiers involved in the battle, as well as the Quakers and civilians 
  • Watch the Battle Map Program
  • Drive or Bike through the Battlefield Tour Road
  • Join the Junior Rangers
  • Explore the 28 monuments commemorating the soldiers & commanders of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse as well as signers of DOI, local figures & the founders of the park

 

Hester Park

HOURS: 8AM – 5PM
ADDRESS: 3615 Deutzia St, Greensboro, NC 27407

 

Features and Amenities:

  • 5.7-acre lake equipped with four fishing piers; one designed for physically challenged visitors 
  • 1.3-mile fitness and exercise trail equipped with 13 fitness stations
  • Gazebo (available for wedding rentals) 
  • Two horseshoe pits are spread throughout the park available for public use 
  • Seven picnic shelters 
  • Drop-in picnic sites with grills and picnic tables
  • Athletic fields
  • Sand volleyball court 
  • 11 tennis courts
  • Archery Range

 

Greensboro Arboretum

HOURS: 8AM – 8PM (subject to change depending on the month)
ADDRESS: 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403

 

Featuring 14 plant collections, 17 stunning acres & a special display of gardens, this site is a must see. The extensive variety of plants offers rich educational opportunities for children and adults, landscape designers, and homeowners.

 

Bur-Mil Park

HOURS: 8AM – 8PM
ADDRESS: 5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd Greensboro, NC 27410

 

Features:

  • Year-round play for golfers on the 9-hole & lighted par 3 golf course
  • Clubhouse for rental
  • Lighted driving range with grass hitting area
  • Outdoor aquatic center
  • Wildlife Education Center
  • Two fishing ponds
  • A pier on Lake Brandt
  • Tennis courts, horseshoe pits & volleyball courts
  • Hiking and bicycle trails + picnic shelters

  

The Bog Garden

HOURS: 8AM – 8PM
ADDRESS: 1101 Hobbs Road Greensboro, NC 27410

This heavenly garden is open year-round & admission is free! 

Features:

  • Elevated boardwalk meandering through 7 acres of natural wetlands
  • Stone pathways through and around forested hillside
  • Visitors can enjoy sounds of water from the Serenity Falls (re-circulating waterfall)
  • View the many varieties of birds, plants and other eye-catching wildlife inhabiting the area

Thank you for having so much to offer, Greensboro!!!

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Posted by Katelyn Mountjoy on August 12th, 2019 2:19 PM


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