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.
Cheryl White | Executive Director
Justin Leonard | Director of Facilities
Mark Hite | Director of Finance
Steph Coolbaugh | Community Engagement Coordinator
Michael B. Williams | Crew Chief
Torrin Tucker | Crew Chief
Matt Bryant, Binta Carter, Koen Robinson & DeVante Williams | Park Ambassadors
O. Ordonez | Lead Janitor
Spencer Jewell & Christy Hicks | Janitorial
Kim Martin | Board Chair
Rokey Rahim-Cornwell | Vice Chair
Bret Mazzei | Treasurer
Maggie Basu | Dawn Chaney | Philip Craft | ChesKesha Cunningham-Dockery | Phillip Fleischmann | Melissa Greer | John Knowles
Gene LeBauer | Laura Lorenz | Lamar Lee | Zack Matheny | Leah McCoy | Ednasha McCray | Walker Sanders | Denise Sherron
Jeff Smith | Tim Tobey | Tammi Thurm | Nancy Vaughan
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What We Do
From flower gardens to splash pads, our park features are top notch.
At A Glance
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.