Outdoors in Greensboro, NC


As our name implies, we put a premium on the environment here – preserving green space, protecting lakes, maintaining air quality. There’s a place to play or picnic around every corner, from our national park to our neighborhood playgrounds. Experience the local wildlife, learn to sail or just kick off your shoes and stretch out under a giant aerial sculpture that’ll have you wondering, “How’d they do that?”

Outdoors Stats

Annual Visitors to Greensboro's parks, trails & lakes
Public parks
Community Gardens
Acres of parks & open space
Acres of watershed property
Children’s play space at LeBauer Park
15,000 sq. ft.
Monuments in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Miles of natural surface watershed trails
National Park Acreage

Outdoors Notables

LeBauer Park - Greensboro, NC

LeBauer Park

Located in the heart of downtown Greensboro, LeBauer Park features two restaurants, a performance pavilion with lawn seating for up to 2,000, a 15,000-square-foot children's play place, a putting green, a 3,500-square-foot dog park, a splashpad, an outdoor reading room, game tables and a one-acre plot of botanical gardens. Learn more


Doggos Dog Park & Pub

The Triad's first Dog Park & Pub where doggos can run and play while theirhumans enjoy the bar, special events, and mingling. Learn more

Trails - Greensboro, NC


Greensboro has an extensive network of trails and greenways for walkers, runners, hikers and bikers to enjoy, including close to 50 miles of natural surface trails around the city’s three lakes. Learn more

Greensboro's Gardens - Greensboro, NC

Greensboro's Gardens

Greensboro has four distinct public gardens that nurture strong communities by contributing to education, environmental conservation, health, and recreation. Open year-round, these gardens are free to all. Learn more

Barber Park - Greensboro, NC

Barber Park

Greensboro’s Barber Park features a sprayground, six picnic shelters, playground, one mile walking trail, Safety Town, an outdoor amphitheater, disc golf, Penn Wright Baseball Stadium, Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion, and the Barber Park Event Center featuring the Ruth Wicker Tribute to Women. Learn more

City Lakes - Greensboro, NC

City Lakes

Greensboro’s three municipal reservoirs offer recreational activities including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, rowing, SUP and some of the best fishing in the region. Learn more

Downtown Greenway - Greensboro, NC

Downtown Greenway

A planned 4-mile walking and biking trail with an emphasis on public art, this urban loop is the only one of its kind in North Carolina. Learn more

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park - Greensboro, NC

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is located on the site of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign. General Nathaniel Greene, namesake of the city, led Patriot troops in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse and helped turn the tide of the war in the favor of independence. Learn more

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