Construction on Country Park is expected to begin next month
Greensboro Country Park will begin its transformation next month.
The $ 4.8 million Country Park construction project is scheduled to begin in June, and as part of the project, the Nathaniel Greene Loop through the park will be permanently closed to motor vehicles.
People using the park are encouraged to park at Jaycee Park at 3802 Jaycee Park Dr. while enjoying Country Park. The loop road is currently only open to motor vehicles on weekdays, but it will end on June 21.
The loop road will continue to be open to pedestrians and cyclists, but starting June 21 people won’t have to worry about getting in the way of a car.
The project, which will add Greensboro Parks and Recreation’s very first zipline, is part of the 2016 bond package to create a battlefield parks district.
In addition to the zipline over Sloan Lake, construction will add tree walkway trails, a new walking area for events, an additional picnic shelter and more restrooms.
The dog park will be relocated near the entrance to Lawndale Drive, adjacent to the ADA accessible parking area.
Director of Parks and Recreation Nasha McCray said, “The Country Park Loop Route is popular with cyclists, athletes and nature walkers. Setting aside this car-free space will preserve this urban oasis for pedestrians, bicycles, strollers and mobility devices, even as we add more attractions and anticipate an increase in annual visits. Residents will love the end results. “
The park will remain open throughout the construction process, which is expected to be completed in 2022.
Residents who wish to bypass the entire construction process can download the Piedmont Discovery mobile app to find other, perhaps quieter, parks in Greensboro and Guilford County.
This is far from the first transformation of Country Park. Some people remember there was a swimming platform in the middle of the lake and swimming was a supervised summer activity. And at the time, Country Park was considered quite remote from the country.