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Become a Greensboro Downtown Parks

Program Partner

If you are a local nonprofit, small business, artist, educator, advocate, or more and would like to make an impact in your city by helping us to provide *always FREE* community engagement activities and resources, consider becoming a GDPI Program Partner today!

Program Eligibility 

Greensboro Downtown Parks annually works with 30+ local experts in their respective fields to bring high-quality community engagement programs to Center City & LeBauer Parks. Creating a space to develop new ways for people to come together is the hallmark of our vision for activating these public spaces, and our organization is committed to bringing the best of what Greensboro has to offer to our visitors by way of longterm, meaningful program partnerships.

To be eligible to bring a program to Greensboro's downtown parks, partners must:

  • Show proof of experience in their respective program areas. GDPI is committed to providing high-quality programming, working with vetted professionals and/or community volunteers in their area of expertise. 

  • Align their programmatic structure to the goals of our organization's vision for activated placemaking. 

  • Understand that all programs at LeBauer & Center City Parks must remain entirely FREE to attend for the public. Pay-to-participate activations may be organized at the downtown parks through our Park Rentals department. 

  • Create a programmatic vision inclusive of all people and adaptive to the varying abilities, resources, and experiences of our diverse community. 

  • Commit to building longterm relationships with the park community by offering a program series with a minimum of 4 activations (dates). One-time and less frequent events may be held at the downtown parks via our Park Rentals process. 

Partner Benefits

Benefits of becoming a Greensboro Downtown Parks Program Partner include:

  • Access to the heart of our downtown community, serving 250,000+ annual visitors.

  • Priority use, free of charge, of park space, equipment, and staff assistance for the successful delivery of the program experience. 

  • Marketing managed entirely by the Greensboro Downtown Parks team to promote your park program and business, including features in print marketing, such as the Seasonal Program Catalogs; digital marketing via the downtown parks website, blog, and weekly newsletter; press and public marketing via newspaper, tv, radio, magazines and digital publications, and public community calendars; and social media marketing with a reach of 41,000+

  • Professional documentation of the park program via Park Photographer, Jennifer Scheib of Happy Labs Photography. 

Submit a Proposal

Program Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis as our calendar allows. To be considered for inclusion in print marketing materials, proposals must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • Spring 2021 proposals by January 15, 2021

  • Summer 2021 proposals by April 15, 2021

  • Fall 2021 proposals by July 15, 2021

  • Winter 2021 proposals by October 15, 2021

Current Partners

Thank you to our 2021 Partners for their commitment to building community through dynamic program activation of the parks: