Covid-19 Response

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our community in all ways

The health and safety of park staff and visitors is our primary concern in light of the corona virus pandemic. We value the trust and support of our community in the decisions we make to keep everyone well and thank you for your understanding, even as there continue to be inconveniences to normal operations. As a non-profit organization, our funding has also taken a toll in light of the economic impact of the virus. As we prepare the parks for daily public use and make decisions concerning operations moving forward, we ask ourselves the following questions:

  • Is it safe?

  • Can we afford it?

  • Can we manage it? 

 

We want to return to normal as much as our park visitors do - we miss you! And we also trust our community to understand that difficult decisions are being made across our city and beyond to maintain the health of our community members. The following adjustments have been made to park operations concerning Covid-19. Developments are ongoing and will be updated on this page accordingly.

 

Facilities

  • Center City & LeBauer Parks OPEN daily, 7am - 11pm

  • Restrooms: Center City restrooms open daily 8am - 10pm. LeBauer restrooms open daily 8am - 9pm. 

  • PorterHouse Burger Kiosk is open Monday - Friday, 11am - 2pm. 

  • Lincoln Financial Children's Garden is open daily, 9am - 9pm. 

  • VF Seasonal Plaza Interactive Fountain in LeBauer is open daily 10am - 8pm.

  • Games equipment, as well as strategic park equipment and furniture have been sanitized and removed to storage.

 

Programs

In-person programs have returned to the parks. All programs are FREE to attend, but registration is recommended to ensure capacity limits are kept within the required framework. Drop-ins are welcome as space permits. ​

  • Masks are required at all times unless otherwise noted.

  • Watch your distance and please space yourself/group from other groups/people.

  • Remember to sanitize your hands before and after participation.

  • Please help keep our community safe. Do not participate if experiencing symptoms, or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days.

 

By participating, you recognize that you do so at your own risk.

 

Events

Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. has set standards for event capacities in alignment with the State of North Carolina Governor's Office. Capacities have been determined per event space available in LeBauer and Center City Parks. 

 

For more information on gatherings/events in the downtown parks, please email us at events@greensborodowntownparks.org or give us a call at (336)373-7533.