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Downtown parks and public plazas create an urban synergy that attracts people from all walks of life. Think of them as an oasis in an urban jungle. They also drive urban development and help steer urban design.

Here are the three major park spaces in North Carolina's third largest city. A fourth major park is on the drawing board which would be located in the place of an old railyard in the heart of downtown and would be called "Rail Yard Park" it would include ponds, recreational activities and a stage pavilion.

DOWNTOWN GREENSBORO, NC URBAN PARKS

LeBauer Park, Center-City Park & the downtown Greenway loop

The new LEBAUER PARK in Downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. The park is surrounded by The Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Center-City Park, the main library, Greensboro Historical Museum and the future 3,000 seat Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. LeBauer Park replaced Festival Park which was a grassy bland space with a simple small stage. This is one of two downtown parks in Greensboro that was built privately and given to the city of Greensboro. LeBauer Park will be one of the stage locations for the National Folk Festival which returns to Greensboro next month on a three year stint. Directly north of LeBauer Park is the Greensboro Childrens Museum and future location of an indoor/outdoor carousel.

amenities:

- interactive splash fountain with fog feature
- concert lawn and stage
- a massive sculpture above the concert lawn designed by world-renowned Janet Echelman
- two cafe/restaurants, also areas designated for food trucks.
- childrens play area
- ornamental gardens
- outdoor reading room
- dog park
- golf putting green
- games such as cornhole, foosball, ping pong, chess, board games

This was the old Festival Park

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and this is what replaced it.

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The art sculpture is the largest art installation in the Southeast and Greensboro is in company with cities like London, Sydney, New York, Boston, Seattle, Singapore, Amsterdam, Montreal and Vancouver which all have similar sculptures designed by Janet Echelman.

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Performing Arts Center site across the street

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CENTER - CITY PARK across the street from LeBauer Park - both LeBauer Park and Center-City Park essentially creates one big urban park space.

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DOWNTOWN GREENSBORO GREENWAY LOOP - The only urban greenway  in the country that loops around its downtown.

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