Contact Us

200 N Davie Street

Greensboro, NC 27401

info@greensborodowntownparks.org

336-373-7533

Connect with us

Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. is a non-profit organization in partnership with the City of Greensboro, Center City Park and LeBauer Park. 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.

Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. is a non-profit organization in partnership with the City of Greensboro, Center City Park and LeBauer Park. 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.

The Background      Art + Design     History     Sponsors     Board + Staff   

To better fulfill the potential for Center City Park and LeBauer Parks, the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro commissioned Dan Biederman, president of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, to build a strategy for management of Greensboro’s downtown parks. Biederman led the effort to transform Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan in the early 1990s, making it a model for private management of public parks. A number of Biederman’s principles of successful activation and measurement for success are being applied to Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc.


Center City Park and LeBauer Park, are a combined 5-acre urban green space that serves as the central gathering place for Greensboro’s residents and visitors in a setting that is both relaxed and lively. Parks feature outstanding public art, recreational equipment, and facilities for children, athletic spaces for people of all ages, educational and learning environments, café dining and artistic performance spaces.

From LeBauer Park's "Where We Met" to the one-of-a-kind benches in Center City Park, Greensboro's Downtown Parks are filled with the work of local and international artists.

_WIL6636.jpg

Learn about the vision, background, and inception of Center City Park and LeBauer Park.

3.jpg
VF Seasonal Plaza
Lincoln Financial
Children's Garden
Downtown Greensboro
Square
Junior League of Greensboro
Reading Room
Downtown Greensboro
Animal Hospital
Dog Park
Sunday Jazz Picnics
Group Dog Training
Spartan Cinema
Wellness in the Parks

The Dawn S. Chaney

Foundation

The Board of Directors is comprised of City representatives and community

volunteers dedicated to maintaining, operating and preserving LeBauer 

and Center City parks for the Greensboro community.

Alexa Aycock | Executive Director, Marion Stedman Covington Foundation
Carl Brower Jr. | Chairman, Parks and Recreation Commission, City of Greensboro Ex Officio
Larry Burnett | Executive Director, Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA

Stacy Calfo | Communications and Marketing Consultant | GDPI Chairperson

Dawn Chaney | President & CEO, Chaney Properties

Manny Clark | Associate, Smith Moore Leatherwood

Kyle Davis | Associate Actuary, Actuarial Analyst II, Lincoln Financial Group

Melissa Greer Realtor, Bers\kshire Hathaway Homeservices

Emily Hinton | Associate Architect, Lindsey Architecture
Rosemary Kenerly Professional Writer, Producer, On-Air Talent
Gene LeBauer | Retired Physician
Byron Loflin | VP, NASDAQ CBE Corporate Governance Solutions

Kim Martin | VP, Client Solutions Partner, PACE Communications

Nasha McCray | Director, Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department, City of Greensboro Ex Officio

Vanessa McCutchen | Director, Corporate Communications, VF Corporation

Hillary Meredith Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, Yost and Little
Justin Outling | City Council Representative, City of Greensboro Ex Officio
Walker Sanders | President, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Jeff Smith | Parks and Recreation Commission, City of Greensboro Ex Officio

Cecelia Thompson | Executive Director, Action Greensboro
Tammi Thurm | City Council Representative, City of Greensboro Ex Officio
Justin Washington | Vice Chairman, Parks and Recreation Commission, City of Greensboro Ex Officio
Ashley Wigglesworth | Director of Financial Planning Services, Hutchinson Family Offices GDPI Treasurer

Chris Wilson | Assistant City Manager, City of Greensboro Ex Officio
 

Staff

Rob Overman

Executive Director

Latasha Watts

Director of Business Finance

Justin Leonard

Director of Facilities 

Amanda Miller

Director of Programming & Marketing

Amanda Loflin

Director of Park Rentals & Special Events

 
 
 
 
 
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon