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Outdoors in Greensboro, NC

Outdoors

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
4,000,000+
Public parks
134
Community Gardens
4
Acres of parks & open space
8,677
Acres of watershed property
4,660
Children’s play space at LeBauer Park
15,000 sq. ft.
Monuments in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
28
Miles of natural surface watershed trails
50
National Park Acreage
125

Outdoors Notables

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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

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Trails - Greensboro, NC

Trails

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

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Greensboro Arboretum - Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Arboretum

This 17-acre site features 14 plant collections, special display gardens and distinct structural features including a 23-foot tall trio of oversized windchimes. Learn more

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Tanger Bicentennial Park - Greensboro, NC

Tanger Bicentennial Park

Tanger Family Bicentennial Park, one of Greensboro's four public gardens, is known for its massive annual plantings and bronze sculpture collection. Learn more

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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

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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

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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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Bog Garden - Greensboro, NC

Bog Garden

With an elevated boardwalk meandering through seven acres of natural wetlands, the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park lets you observe North Carolina wildlife just a stone’s throw from the center city. Learn more

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