Project Owner: The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
Designer: Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates
The park is a hub for activity designed with various amenities for dogs, kids, young professionals — for all walks of life. One of the many features of the park is the Price/Bryan Performance Place. It includes a 17,000-square-foot lawn, and features the huge net sculpture by world renowned artist Janet Echelman, which is illuminated at night. The stage is at ground level so when the stage is not being used for a performance, it can be used as a room. The area can accommodate 3,000 to 4,000 people. Other designated areas include the Dog Park, which will accommodate 30 small to medium dogs. The South Lawn provides event space and a location for fitness classes and activities. There’s a three-hole putting range, and a space for lawn games such as croquet and badminton.
The area includes a board game cart, ping pong tables, and foosball tables. The kids’ area — which is about half the park includes the Interactive Fountain, which will be replaced with an ice skating rink in the winter months, and snow machines so that it snows every night from November until January. The Market Square area hosts weekly events and is also the site of two new restaurants, one with a distinct menu for kids, and one by a local business with an established
reputation. LeBauer Park not only offers entertainment, exercise, art and more, but it also interacts with the community. The focus on activities and how LeBauer accommodates them are what make this park unique in the Southeast, and one of only a few such facilities nationwide.