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Who We Are

To better fulfill the potential for Center City and LeBauer Parks, Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. (GDPI) was created as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to maintain a public-private partnership serving the downtown community through activated urban greenspaces. The mission of GDPI is to serve as the executive management of Greensboro’s downtown parks, focusing on public activation, maintenance, financial well-being and overall vitality.

Our Team

Cheryl White | Executive Director

Justin Leonard | Director of Facilities

Mark Hite | Director of Finance 

Amanda Rhodes | Director of Programs & Events 

Michael B. Williams | Crew Chief

Torrin Tucker | Crew Chief

Cameron Porter, Daniel Williams, LeDarius Parker, Matt Bryant, Shay Soukup, Bella Manfre & Will Labossiere | Park Ambassadors

O, Tim Rice & Jonathan Moore | Janitorial

Our Board


Hillary Meredith | Board Chair

Kim Martin | Vice Chair

Jeff Smith | Secretary

Bret Mazzei | Treasurer

Rokey Rahim-Cornwell | At-Large 

Maggie Basu | Dawn Chaney | Philip Craft | Phillip Fleischmann | Melissa Greer | John Knowles | Gene LeBauer | Laura Lorenz

Lamar Lee | Zack Matheny | Ednasha McCray | Walker Sanders | Denise Sherron | Tammi Thurm | Nancy Vaughan

Our Latest Annual Report


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Our History

How did Center City and LeBauer Parks come to be? Learn more about the history of these urban oases and the organization that cares for them. 

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Art + Design

From visionary urban landscape design to world renowned public art, including Greensboro's iconic aerial sculpture, Where We Met, by Janet Echelman. 

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What We Do

Community Programs

400+ FREE programs and events! There's always something to do here.

+ Horticulture

From flower gardens to splash pads, our park features are top notch.

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Special Events

Bring your next public or private event to Downtown GSO.

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At A Glance

About Us

2 Urban Parks.
100+ Local Partnerships.
450+ Free Programs & Events.
200,000+ annual Visitors.

Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. (GDPI) knows that a connection to place carries deep meaning in the lives of all people. While maintaining safe, beautiful, and engaging public park spaces is a central function of our organization, it's the work we do in service and partnership with our local community that grounds our vision for a uniquely-Greensboro approach to placemaking. Through public activation, we are committed to reimagining the role public spaces have in creating a connected, healthy downtown neighborhood and city-wide community experience. 

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