The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden was created by Greensboro Beautiful, Inc. in conjunction with the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department. Greensboro Beautiful is a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing Greensboro's natural beauty and in 1976 created the Bicentennial Garden to celebrate the United States' 200th anniversary i.e. bicentennial. Sculptures of historical interest are placed throughout the park and the flowering trees, lush greenery and flowing stream create an idyllic setting for a romantic or family outing. This public garden is open daily from dawn until dusk and is available for weddings.
First National Bank Field is home to the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The Grasshoppers play in the South Atlantic League and are the Singe-A minor league farm team of Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins. Opened in 2005, the stadium has a capacity 7,499. This is a wonderful sports stadium to watch a baseball game and root on the home team!
The Natural Science Center of Greensboro takes attendees through worlds once inhabited by dinosaurs with 36-foot (10 meters) tall T-Rex models, as well as places to learn about the natural earth like the Gem and Mineral Gallery. There are also aquatic labs where everyone can pet and get to know more about snakes, amphibians and other sea-creatures. A trip to this center and all the attractions within is an experience that all members of the family can enjoy.
The ground where the Battle for Guilford Courthouse was waged, this national military park is a solemn commemoration of the soldiers and militia who valiantly braved the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Back during the Revolutionary War, the battle for Guilford Courthouse was fought, with Major General Nathanael Greene and his men trying to defend the land. Complete with a tapestry of exhibits, monuments and dense forests, the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is truly an indelible chapter marking the pages of America's history.
The Greensboro Arboretum is more than just a beautiful park complete with wedding gazebo, a fountain, arbor and bridges, though those features in and of themselves make the grounds worth a visit. What makes the arboretum extra special is that it provides a wealth of information for landscape designers or people who simply want some ideas for their garden. The property's 17 acres (6.88 hectares) have been split into 12 plant collections, grouped based on plant size, species, optimum growing conditions, or blossoming times. The grounds also contain a butterfly garden, the exceptional rose garden, rhododendron garden and walking trails.
Located near the Bicentennial Garden, The Bog Garden gives visitors a rare chance to walk through the wetlands via an elevated walkway. Visitors will be surrounded by lush green vistas - a welcome escape from the sights and sounds of the city. The nature preserve contains a multitude of local flora and fauna and one of the notable attractions in the park is Dr. Joe Christian Serenity Falls.
Greensboro is a vibrant city that is continually growing. It is a hub of activity ranging from sporting events, cultural activities, concerts and community happenings with many of the local colleges and universities playing a central role in contributing to the city's atmosphere. Some of the city's prominent landmarks are International Civil Rights Museum, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro Science Center and many more.
Center City Park sits on 1.9 acres (0.77 hectares) right in the center of downtown Greensboro. The Greensboro Cultural Center, the city's history museum and the YWCA are also nearby which makes great use of the park. What's more is that one of the main contributions the park serves is as a meeting spot for residents to assemble for events like free outdoor movie screenings or live musical performances.
The LeBauer Park Greensboro is a scenic park and playground that doubles as an entertainment venue. The creatively designed open space houses a performance area, an interactive fountain for kids, a playground, sculptures, two cafes, and other amenities for visitors to enjoy. The place plays host to concerts, local events, and interactive community programs around the year. Check out their website for more details about upcoming events.
In Barber Park, sports enthusiasts will find the Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion, the Penn-Wright Baseball Stadium, an 18-hole golf course that is available to everyone free of charge, and a walking trail. The park also contains picnic areas, a playground, and an open-air amphitheater that can be rented for shows and concerts. Sprayground is perfect for hot days when your kids want to play in the water, and also includes a concessions area. The park is open from 8a until sunset. Check the website for each amenity's specific hours.