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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

Kevin Gray | Interim Executive Director

Justin Leonard | Director of Facilities

Caroline Eachus | Director of Finance 

Steph Coolbaugh | Community Engagement Coordinator

Taylor Allison | Special Events Manager 

Michael B. Williams | Assistant Facilities Director

Matt Bryant, DeVante Williams | Crew Chief

Binta Carter, LeDarius Parker, Koen Robinson, & Madison Shrier | Park Ambassadors

Spencer Jewell, O. Ordonez | Lead Janitor

Our Board


Kim Martin | Board Chair

Rokey Rahim-Cornwell | Vice Chair 

Bret Mazzei | Treasurer

Laura Lorenz | Secretary 

Maggie Basu | Dawn Chaney | Philip Craft | ChesKesha Cunningham-Dockery | Phillip Fleischmann | Melissa Greer | John Knowles

Gene LeBauer | Lamar Lee | Zack Matheny | Leah McCoy | Ednasha McCray | Walker Sanders | Denise Sherron 

Jeff Smith | Tim Tobey | Tammi Thurm | Nancy Vaughan

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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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of the Park

Stand with the parks you love!

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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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organizational sustainability & resiliency with the arts council of greater greensboro

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In February 2023, The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro launched the New Creative Investment, funded by Guilford County and NCAC, with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. A key initiative under this program is Organizational Sustainability and Resiliency. 

GDPI has spent the last year participating in 4 Phases of workshops with 27 other local arts and culture non-profits to build our collective skills as a collaborative, creative community. 

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