GSO Mayor Declares August 8th 'GDPI Day'


Join us for the official proclamation of 'Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. Day' in celebration of our five-year anniversary!


Greensboro Mayor, Nancy Vaughan, has declared August 8th ‘Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. Day’ in celebration of the fifth-year anniversary of our non-profit organization and the impact it has made on placemaking work in our city through LeBauer and Center City Parks.


The community is invited to join City leaders and GDPI Staff and board members at 4pm on August 6th in LeBauer Park’s Market Square for the official reading of the proclamation by the Mayor and free cake for those in attendance.


Over the past five years, Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. (GDPI) has partnered with many local nonprofit organizations, businesses, artists, musicians, and more in the Greensboro community to offer a host of free programs to the public. Welcoming over 850,000 park visitors since opening in 2016, LeBauer Park is one of the largest placemaking projects in Greensboro in recent history.



Continuous community engagement has fostered GDPI’s growth, and the organization now offers more than 400 free program activations in LeBauer Park and Center City Park each year. From wellness classes to kids’ activities, arts programs to pet lifestyle coaching, GDPI’s programs serve community members with a wide range of needs, backgrounds, and interests.



Come out and join neighbors and friends to celebrate the parks and their impact on Greensboro's culture. The community is also encouraged to further celebrate Greensboro’s downtown parks by spending the day (or the weekend!) exploring some of its programs and events! Join us for new activities each day:


Friday, August 6:

11am-2pm: Food Truck Friday Grooves featuring Laura Jane Vincent

4pm: Mayor’s Proclamation and Free Cake

5pm: Grab a spot on LeBauer Park’s Great Lawn for Spartan Cinema’s screening of Trolls World Tour

6pm-9:30pm: celebrate First Friday in Center City Park with Art Alliance’s Art Park program and Healing Earth Rhythms’ Drum Circle


Saturday, August 7:

10am: Play. Grow. Explore. in the Children’s Garden with Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont

7pm: Groove to the sounds of The Pinkerton Raid at City Sunsets in Center City Park


Sunday, August 8:

4:30pm: Bring your furry friend to Group Dog Training with the Pet Lifestyle Coach, Megan Blake

5pm: Close out the weekend in Center City Park with DJ Energizer’s Downtown Karaoke and Line Dancing

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