Discover Greensboro Fall 2022

Your guide to Greensboro Parks and Recreation

FALL 2022


Photo by Andrew Krech


Discover GREENSBORO Discover Greensboro is your guide to all things Greensboro Parks and Recreation! The guide is published three times a year, January-May, June-August, and September-December. Discover Greensboro is available in print and online at You can find a complete listing of all our facilities including, but not limited to, recreation centers, athletic fields, trails, neighborhood parks, and more on our website.

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Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department believes in the value of inclusive recreation opportunities for all residents regardless of their ability. The department makes every effort to ensure inclusive opportunities in all program services including parks, facilities, programs, special events, and classes. For questions about Inclusion Support Services, please contact 336-373-2626 or

Donations can be made to the Greensboro Parks Foundation. For more information, please contact 336-373-2964.


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Contents Welcome................................................................. 2 Active Adult Programs. ........................................ 5 Feature: Student Improvement Awards.............. 9 Adaptive & Inclusive Programs. .........................10 Youth Programs. .................................................. 11 Feature: Greensboro Youth Council...................14 Sports Programs .................................................15 Feature: Battleground Parks District................ 17 Activities...............................................................19 Feature: Santa's Workshop................................. 23 Outdoor Adventure.............................................. 24 Feature: Save the Monarch ............................... 25 Special Events. .....................................................27 Feature: Standing Adaptive Tennis.................... 30 Outdoor Facilities.................................................31 Indoor Facilities.................................................. 33 Trails. ................................................................... 35

Country Park


Brown, Griffin, Leonard, Lewis, and Lindley Recreation Centers; Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Brown | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:15 am Griffin | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:30 am Leonard | Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 10:30 am Lewis | Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 9:15 am Lindley | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 2:15 pm Smith | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, & Saturdays | 9:15 am Trotter | Mondays & Saturdays | 10:30 | Wednesdays & Fridays | 11:15 am 336-373-7564 ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE CLASS This class helps to improve balance, flexibility, and range of motion. Smith Active Adult Center Wednesdays & Fridays | 9:15-10 am 336-373-7564 BOOTCAMP This 30-minute class has intervals of cardio and strength training for a total body workout. Smith Active Adult Center Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:30 pm 336-373-7564 BOOKED FOR LUNCH BOOK CLUB Read a book, grab your lunch, and get ready to discuss! The 2022-23 season begins September 9. FREE FREE FREE


50+ HIKING CLUB The 50+ Hiking Club hikes each Wednesday morning from September to June at locations throughout Greensboro and surrounding areas. New and returning members must qualify for membership each September by walking around the pond in Country Park twice (3.2 miles) in under 70 minutes. Qualifying for the 2022-23 season will be held Wednesday, September 7 at 10 am at Country Park Shelter #7. Country Park Wednesdays | 10 am 336-373-7571 There will be a Men’s League and a Women’s League. Teams will be categorized and compete by age: 50+, 60+, 70+, etc. Team age is determined by the age of the youngest player. Trotter Active Adult Center August-November | Practices Weeknights | Games-Saturday | 10 am to 1 pm 336-373-2927 AHOY EXERCISE CLASSES “Add Health to Our Years” with these low impact aerobics classes. $ $ FREE ACTIVE ADULT 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE The Active Adult 3-on-3 Basketball League is open to men and women ages 50 and over. You may register individually or as a team.

Trotter Active Adult Center

CARDIO MIX This is a high-energy workout that combines cardio with line dancing. Trotter Active Adult Center Thursdays | 1:30-2:15 pm 336-373-2927 CARDS & GAMES Drop in to play some of your favorite 336-373-2927 CHAIR YOGA This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting in a chair. Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Smith: • Tuesdays | 10:30-11:15 am Trotter: • Thursdays | 10:30-11:15 am FREE FREE FREE card and board games. Trotter Active Adult Center 3rd Thursdays | 2-4 pm

336-373-7564 CHESS CLUB

Smith Active Adult Center 2nd Friday | 12 noon 336-373-7564


Join Swann Chess Club Coordinator Carlton Cunningham and exercise your mind with an invigorating game. Trotter Active Adult Center 2nd and 4th Tuesdays | 5:30-7:30 pm

Programs for adults 50 years old and better. More info: or 336-373-7564.


Trotter: • Wednesdays 1:30-2:15 pm • Thursdays 6-6:45 pm • Fridays 10:15-11 am 336-373-7564 SAIL BALANCE CLASS


Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Trotter: • Tuesdays | 5:30-6:30 pm • Wednesdays | 9:30-10:15 am Smith: • Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 pm 336-373-7564 TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) Tools and programs for healthy living and weight management with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Windsor Recreation Center Mondays | 6-7 pm 336-373-5845 UKULELE CLASSES Come learn to play the ukulele with Catherine “C.H.” Holcombe. Bring your own, or five ukuleles are available to borrow on a first-come basis. This class is performed on a mat on the floor and uses mindfulness in stretches and postures to improve range of motion, balance, and your overall health. Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Trotter: • Mondays | 11:30 am to 12:15 pm • Tuesdays | 4:30-5:15 pm • Wednesdays | 10:30-11:15 am • Thursdays | 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Smith: • Tuesdays | 11:30 am to 2:15 pm • Wednesdays | 12:45-1:30 pm • Thursdays | 4:30-5:15 pm 336-373-7564 FREE FREE FREE Smith Active Adult Center Wednesdays & Fridays Beginners | 2-3 pm Beyond Beginners | 3-4 pm 336-373-7564 YOGA ON THE MAT


This 30-minute class will help increase your muscular strength to improve range of motion and balance using weights and rubber

tubing for resistance. Smith Active Adult Center Tuesdays | 5:30-6 pm 336-373-7564 HOMEMADE RECIPES


Staying Active and Independent for Life class will increase strength and balance and help reduce the chance of falling. Virtual via Zoom Monday & Wednesday | 9:15-10 am 336-373-7564 SHUFFLEBOARD Come try out the new shuffleboard courts in the gym! 336-373-2927 STAMP CLUB A group whose interests cover FREE FREE Trotter Active Adult Center Mondays | 1:30-3 pm Western style mainstream and square dancing, occasional lines. Lindley Recreation Center Thursdays | 7-9 pm 336-373-2930 TAI CHI This class offers arthritis relief, fall prevention, and better balance through slow, gentle movement. Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers Smith: • Mondays & Tuesdays | 12:30 pm Trotter: • Thursdays | 12:30 pm 336-373-7564 TAIROGA This class offers a Tai Chi warm-up, moderate aerobics, yoga cool-down. FREE FREE FREE stamps and collecting. Lindley Recreation Center 2nd Tuesday | 6-8 pm 336-373-2930 SQUARE DANCING


Active Adults are encouraged to come learn and share new recipes or culinary tricks of the trade. You will get to enjoy a meal prepared by fellow participants. Warnersville Recreation Center Thursdays | 10 am to 12 noon 336-373-5871 HULU HOOPING This fun class incorporates dance and fluid movements to strengthen your core and back. Trotter Active Adult Center Saturdays | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm In partnership with nonprofit Organization to Provide Equal Access to Technology, we offer technology classes for adults who do not have access to a computer and need help with basic computer and Internet skills. Trotter Active Adult Center Thursdays | 10 am to 12 pm Saturdays | 10 am to 12 pm 336-373-2927 LINE DANCING Exercise and learn all of the latest line dances. Trotter and Smith Active Adult Centers Smith: $$$ FREE FREE 336-373-2927 SILVER TECH

• Mondays 4:15-5 pm • Fridays 12:15-1 pm

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Smith Active Adult Center

Drop-In Programs &Aquatics

TABLE TENNIS Trotter: • Mondays & Wednesdays, 5-7:45 pm Smith: • Tuesdays | 10 am to 12 noon • Fridays | 5-7:45 pm WATER AEROBICS Smith Active Adult Center Tuesdays & Thursdays I 9-9:45 am, & 10-10:45 am $$$ FREE

AQUA FIT Smith Active Adult Center Tuesdays & Thursdays I 5:45 6:30 pm BASKETBALL Trotter Active Adult Center Wednesdays & Fridays | 12 noon to 1:30 pm CORNHOLE Smith: • Tuesdays | 1:30-2:30 pm Trotter : • Fridays | 1:30-2:30 pm LEARN TO SWIM Smith Active Adult Center Fridays | 1:15-2 pm & 2:15-3 pm $$$ FREE $$ FREE

ACTIVE SWIM Smith Active Adult Center • Mondays & Wednesdays Lap Swim: 8:30-10:30 am Open Swim: 2-4:30 pm • Tuesdays & Thursdays Lap Swim: 11 am to 1 pm Open Swim: 2-4:30 pm • Fridays Lap Swim: 9-10:30 am Open Swim: 3-4:30 pm ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUA PROGRAM Smith Active Adult Center Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays I 11-11:45 am $$ $$$




Knowa Student WhoOvercame Their Struggles? NominateThem! For more than 60 years, Summit Rotary and Parks and Recreation have honored students who demonstrate personal and academic growth despite obstacles. Know a teen who fits that description? Nominate them for the Student Improvement Award – and you could win, too! The awards honor students who once were headed down the wrong path, but have now changed their lives. It honors students who have overcome obstacles such as a personal tragedy, the divorce of their parents, pregnancy, a disability or sickness, or learning to speak English. Each month a review committee selects two monthly winners to honor at a luncheon at Starmount Country Club. Each winner receives a $100 gift certificate. Their nominators also receive a $50 gift certificate. “We really get the opportunity to read through and hear a lot of awesome stories,” said Britt Huggins, of Parks and Recreation’s Youth Services section. “We can never make a wrong decision because these kids have all done a great job.” Joe Kelly, a long-time Student Improvement Award committee member, said Summit Rotary has a special emphasis on supporting youth through its scholarship and mentoring programs. It has been running these student awards since 1959.

“In almost every case, every student that wins it, this is the first positive reinforcement and recognition that they have ever gotten. These are not your straight ‘A’ students. They are not your typical award winners,” Kelly said. “Some of the stories you hear just tear you up the things they have to overcome.” Some of the students honored last year were dealing with the loss of family members, having to work to help support their household, struggling with health issues, fighting to get out of gangs, and trying to learn English all while trying to maintain grades and get along with their peers. This year Maya Grace Long from Middle College at GTCC and Drew Pais from Northeast Guilford High School were chosen as the overall Students of the Year. Nominate A Student! • Who can be nominated? Middle or high school students. • Who can nominate? Non-family members who have regular access to student, including teachers, coaches, counselors, therapists, or school officials. • How to submit: Fill out the application form at and email it to • Deadline: Monthly, September 2022 to April 2023.


ADAPTIVE GOLF CLINICS Clinics teaching adaptive techniques to individuals with physical disabilities. Golf pros offer instruction to introduce people to the game and get others back into it. Gillespie Golf Course All Ages | September 17, October 15, & November 19 | 9-10:30 am 336-373-2626 CHAIR FITNESS This gentle form of fitness is practiced sitting in a chair. Smith Active Adult Center 18+ | Tuesdays | September 9-November 18 | 10:30-11:15 am 336-373-7564 CHALLENGER FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING Challenger Flag Football’s purpose is to give children and young adults with disabilities an opportunity to participate in a flag football league and join in a cheerleading team. All of this is done in a safe, structured, and team environment. Proehlific Park 10+ | Dates TBA 336-373-2626 COMMUNITY DAY TRIPS Who doesn’t like to take an adventure! We will go out into the community to explore new places and socialize with peers. Times specified are arrival times at locations. Fees include transportation fees. Various Locations All ages | Thursdays | 336-373-2626 FALL DANCE Put on your dancing shoes and join your friends for the annual fall dance! FREE FREE $ FREE FREE


Challenger Football and Cheering

Programs for individuals with disabilities. More info: or 336-373-2626.

WHEEL SERVE PIEDMONT This program is focused on exposing athletes to the sport of wheelchair tennis. Deep River Recreation Center (High Point) All Ages | 2nd & last Tuesdays | 11 am to 1 pm 336-373-2626 WHISK IT WEDNESDAYS An inclusive program that will give young adults the opportunity to learn and enhance their baking skills. This program will encompass kitchen safety, how to follow a recipe and how to bake yummy treats! Virtual via Zoom Ages 10+ | Wednesdays | 5:15-6 pm 336-373-2626 $ FREE

PGA HOPE A free golf program for all military veterans that provides golf instruction taught by local PGA Professionals. All abilities welcome and encouraged. Gillespie Golf Course 18+ | Fridays | September 2 to October 28 | 1-3 pm 336-373-2626 SATURDAY BOWLING A weekly program for participants to bowl and socialize. Each participant has the opportunity to bowl two games. Adaptive equipment is available if needed. Triad Lanes All Ages | Monthly 336-373-2626 FREE $

Lindley Recreation Center 13+ | October 27 | 6 pm 336-373-2626


management through a 10-hour certification program that will provide them with skills to apply to their college applications or resumes. Xperience @ Caldcleugh Age 14-18 | September 10, 17, & 24, October 1 & 8 | 10 am GARDEN SCIENTIST Become a real garden scientist and participate in science experiments at the Xperience @ Caldcleugh Garden. This program will educate youth on scientific concepts that are relevant to garden management while incorporating the subjects of chemistry, geology, ecology, and meteorology. Xperience @ Caldcleugh Ages 7-12 | August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 4 | 5:45 pm GIRLS MENTORSHIP FOR TEENS An opportunity where teenage girls can come and express themselves while gaining tools to help empower one another. Each bi-weekly program will have various speakers and topics that will encourage self confidence and self worth for teens. Xperience @ Caldcleugh Ages 14-18 | August 3, 17, & 31 | 6 pm GLOW IN THE DARK DODGEBALL Individuals and teams are welcomed to participate in this high energy game. The first half of the event will be a round robin play followed by a single game elimination tournament. Winning team gets a free T-shirt! Leonard Recreation Center Teens: November 3 | Adults: FREE FREE $

November 18 | 6-9 pm GREENSBORO CHESS CLUB


YOUTH Programs

We welcome anyone and everyone, all ages to come gather regularly to play and study chess on a social and competitive level. Lewis Recreation Center All Ages | Wednesdays | 6-9 pm GREENSBORO YOUTH COUNCIL INSTITUTE Workshops are free and open to all high school and teen home school students in Guilford County. Past topics included managing stress, gardening, persuasive public speaking, and problem solving. Visit for Fall 2022 topics. FREE Gateway Gardens Visitor Center Ages 14-18 | September 20, October 11, November 15, & December 6 | 6-7 pm KIDS NIGHT OUT Have we got a fun Friday night planned for your kids! Drop them off for an evening of games, crafts, dinner, and movie. Register online. Griffin Recreation Center Ages 5-12 | August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4, and December 2 | 6-9 pm HOLIDAY BOP 'N PAINT This is a guided paint class for kids to paint, snack, and listen to music to match the holiday spirit! No art experience required. Lindley Recreation Center Ages 6-12 | October 7, November 4, & December 2 | 6-7 pm Come join us for a morning full of seasonal crafts with new friends! Each meeting, we will make crafts to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Bring your own snacks and $ $ $ IT'S FALL Y'ALL & IT'S WINTER Y'ALL

ABRAKADOODLE Abrakadoodle offers art education classes to children from 20 months to 12 years. The Abrakadoodle curriculum is designed to extend the child’s creative abilities and build skills in fine motor, language, art appreciation, cognition, and other areas. Glenwood Recreation Center Ages 20 months-12 | Thursdays & Saturdays | 10 am 336-373-2929 CREATURES OF THE NIGHT LISTENING TOUR Ever wonder what goes bump in the night? Join Parks and Recreation as we discover the sounds of the woods at night time and the creatures that make these noises. Piedmont Trail All Ages | September 30 | 7 pm GALAXY DODGEBALL This is an event that will instantly provide something new for the community and be beneficial to the kids. They will be able to build teamwork along with strategize, get a cardiovascular workout, increase agility, and slightly improve on reaction along with hand eye coordination. Warnersville Recreation Center Ages 14+ | November 10 & 29 | 6:30-8 pm GARDEN MASTER BUILDER The program will allow high school juniors and seniors to learn basic carpentry skills, hand and power tool safety, as well as garden $$$ $ FREE $


Programs for children and teens. Registration may be required. For more info visit

Ms. Shelli's Adventures

come hang out with us! Leonard Recreation Center All Ages | September 24 & December 3 | 10 am 336-373-4889 IVY GARDEN CLUB Learn through hands-on experiences, gain education on topics of interest through informative workshops and presentations, and to foster healthy living and eating through quick cooking demonstrations, recipe sharing, and more. Brown Recreation Center All Ages | 1st & 3rd Mondays | 6-7 pm JUNIOR PICKLEBALL Come learn and experience this growing sport of pickleball! This is an easy way to burn calories, learn a new sport, improve balance, and become more agile. Warnersville Recreation Center Ages 10-18 | Wednesdays | 6:30-8 pm 336-373-5871 JUGAR Y CANTAR Un grupo de juego para niños de habla hispana y sus cuidadores $ FREE FREE

para crear una comunidad donde la cultura se pueda celebrar a través de canciones, historias y juegos. Lindley Recreation Center Ages 0-5 | Jueves | 10 am 336-373-2930 LEGACY OF HOPE A safe space for young women in underserved communities to find deterrent resources to prevent succumbing to gang and criminal activity, delinquency in school, and low self-esteem. Glenwood Recreation Center Ages 13-16 | Last Saturdays | 12 noon 336-297-2929 LEGO BUILDERS CLUB Come join the coolest club in town, LEGO Builders Club! This is an opportunity for creativity, design, and team building while having fun with Lego's. Participants are welcome to bring their own or utilize supplies provided. Xperience @ Caldcleugh Ages 6-14 | Saturdays | 10 am LITTLES LINK UP Caregivers and children are invited FREE FREE FREE

to join us for a very special Zoom story time exploring various fun locations, animals, activites, businesses, and more — all within Greensboro. via Zoom Ages 0-5 | September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8 | 2-3 pm MENTORING MILLENNIALS This program provides millenials guidance, and will help boost self confidence, increase self awareness, teach self-reflection, and improve communication skills. Warnersville Recreation Center Ages 10-18 | August 9 & September 20 | 7-8 pm 336-373-5871 MESS MAKERS It's messy being a toddler! Come join the fun in a space that's made to be messed up! Bring your toddler out to meet new friends and socialize. Best part as a parent is — you won't have to clean up afterwards! Leonard Recreation Center Ages 2-5 | Fridays | 10:30 am 336-297-4889 FREE $

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upcoming Teacher Workdays! Leonard Recreation Center Ages 5-14 | Every GCS Teacher Workday | 7:30 am to 6 pm 336-297-4889 THE ORGANIC ARTIST This program offers a wide variety of fun projects using nature as a source for art supplies and inspiration. This is a family-friendly program. Keeley Park Garden Shelter Ages 3-12 | September 1 & 15, October 6 & 20 | 5-6 pm TOTALLY TOTS PLAY HOUR Need to burn some toddler energy? Come by and let them run, play, and make new friends during this active hour of guided play for toddlers and their guardians. This fun-filled hour will have activities ranging from sensory play to quick crafts to games. There will be something for all activity levels. Brown and Leonard Recreation Centers Ages 0-4 | Leonard: Tuesdays & Thursdays | Brown: Mondays & Wednesdays | 10:30-11:30 am 336-297-4889 WE DANZ WeDanz is a youth dance organization specializing in the styles of hip hop, majorette, jazz, pop, pom, and more. At WeDanz, your child will not only learn the latest cutting edge dances, they will also learn dance techniques taught in studios all over the world. Glenwood Recreation Center Ages 4-18 | Mondays | 6-7:30 pm 336-373-2929 WHAT’S GROWING ON?! Children will get a hands-on learning experience with traditional FREE $ $ $

gardening, aeroponics, and cooking healthy meals. Brown Recreation Center Ages 6-14 | Thursdays | 6-7 pm 336-373-2920 W.I.S.E. - WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING The WISE program is a year-long commitment that will introduce middle school girls to a possible career path in STEM in a fun, hands-on, and practical way. Participants will build, create, and compete as they work together and independently to formulate ideas, record results, analyze outcomes, Ages 10-14 | 1st Wednesdays Via Zoom | 3rd Wednesday | 4-7 pm YOUTH LEADERSHIP GREENSBORO Youth Leadership Greensboro (YLG) is designed for outstanding high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want develop leadership skills to make a difference in their community. This program is organized by teens who have graduated from the program. Applications due August 19. Barber Park Event Center Ages 14-18 | October 18, November 2, December 1, January 4, Feburary 1, March 1, & April 5 | 8:30 am to 3:30 pm YOUTH OPEN GYM Come hoop with us! All youth and teen participants must have an adult with them during play and abide by the Open Gym policies posted onsite. Leonard Recreation Center Ages 5+ | Saturdays | 10 am to 12 noon 336-297-4889 $$$$ $$$$ FREE and present findings. Xperience @ Caldcleugh

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ONE STEP FURTHER Junior Life Skills is a 20-hour One Step Further program designed to provide youth who have had difficulties at school and in the community with the resources to make healthier choices in their everyday lives. Classes are taught by trained facilitators using the Botvin Life Skills Training Curriculum, an evidence-based program. Glenwood Recreation Center Ages 9-17 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 6-7 pm 336-373-2929 PIZZA AND PAINT Come be artistic and possibly learn something new or showcase a skill. All canvases will be pre-drawn for the participants to save time. This program is to promote creative thinking, enhance problem solving skills, improve motor skills, and boost the self confidence of the program participants. Warnersville Recreation Center Ages 10+ | Fridays | 6:30-7:30 pm SATURDAY MORNING ART Come show your creative side while listening to music. Beginners and skilled artists alike are welcome to join. Windsor Recreation Center Ages 6-14 | Saturdays | 11 am 336-373-5845 TEACHER WORKDAY CAMPS Looking for a safe space for your school age child to hang out on teacher workdays? Look no further! We will have fun themed activities for $ $ $ FREE



GYC at Greensboro Cultural Center

Got a kidwho needs to findwhere they fit? Try the Greensboro Youth Council. High school students from across Guilford County come together for this fun, teen-led volunteer and development group. They make new friends, challenge themselves to try new things, and spend their time giving back in the community. Best of all – it’s a program where teens are in charge. From organizing the annual prom attire and holiday gift giveaways to serving on the GYC leadership council, it’s the students who make this group a success. “It was like a breath of fresh air, honestly, seeing other students your age lead these big projects like Ghoulash and Santa’s Workshop, working and helping our community,” says Jacob Simmons, a past GYC board member who graduated from the Middle College at UNCG this year. Jasia Stevenson, the Parks and Recreation staff member who oversees GYC, says it is a joy watching students grow as members. She pointed out that past members have gone on to receive scholarships to college or even join the City staff.

“We are not looking for you to be perfect person. We want you to come as you are. Volunteer and in that timeframe you are going to grow as a person,” she says. Members can take free monthly GYC Institute Workshops on diverse topics of interest to teens. They also earn service learning hours by volunteering with the group. GYC also recognizes members with swag, gift cards, annual year-end awards, letters of recommendation, and preferred placement as Parks and Recreation Counselors in Training and in GYC Service Learning Camp. “If you want to learn, have leadership opportunities, do service for your community, and have fun while doing it, join GYC,” Simmons says. Want to Join? What: GYC Open House will provide a chance for teens to learn more about the organization and the benefits of membership. There will also be a separate parent meeting as part of this event. New members may join through December. When: September 7 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Gateway Gardens Who: Any high schooler in Guilford County Membership Fee: $20 More info:



Greensboro offers opportunities for adults and kids to learn a sport with a team or as an individual. More info and registration:

Adult Coed Kickball at Carolyn Allen Park

ADULT 45+ SOFTBALL This program is for adults age 45 and older to stay active while participating in a fun, safe, and enjoyable physical activity in order to socialize, compete, and develop positive relationships with other members of the Greensboro Community. Various Locations 45+ | Weekly | August-October ADULT COED SOFTBALL The coed softball program is designed to provide men and women, ages 18 and older, the opportunity to participate in a fun, safe, and enjoyable physical activity in order to socialize, compete, and develop positive relationships with other members of the Greensboro Community. $ $$$$

All ages | Daily | 8:30 am to 5 pm 336-373-5850 MEN’S MODIFIED SOFTBALL Men’s Modified Softball is designed to provide an opportunity for men, ages 18 and older, to participate in a fun, competitive, and structured environment. Various Locations 18+ | Weekly | August-November GREENSBORO CREW Triad United Rowing Association teaches adults and middle and high school youth to row as a team in boats of up to eight rowers for exercise and competition. Sign up online at Lake Brandt Youth and Adult | Weekly | March-October $$$$ $$$$

Various Locations 18+ | Weekly | August-October ADULT COED KICKBALL The Coed Kickball program is designed to provide men and women, ages 18 and older, the opportunity to participate in a fun, safe, and enjoyable physical activity in order to socialize, compete, and develop positive relationships with other members of the Greensboro Community. Various Locations 18+ | Weekly | August-October GOLFING Schedule your tee time to play 9- or 18-holes or practice your shot on the driving range. Play is open to all levels. Gillespie Golf Course $ $$$$




The Rowing Center teaches adults and youth how to scull in single-, double-, or four-person boats for exercise and competition. Sign up at Lake Higgins Youth and Adult | Weekly R.E.D.ZONE FOOTBALL AND CHEER R.E.D. ZONE Football and Cheer programs are a joint Greensboro, High Point, and Thomasville program. It promotes recreation, education, and development to provide a positive opportunity for youth ages 7-12 to participate on an organized team and structured activity during the fall season. Emphasizing safety, correct fundamental skills, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and positive body image. Participants will learn socialization skills and a positive body image from adult role models and coaches. Various Locations Ages 7-12 | Weekly | August November YOUTH BASEBALL The fall baseball program uses practices and games to promote friendship, sportsmanship, proper mechanics, and basic fundamentals for youth baseball. Coaches encourage learning through drills, organized practices, and games for all players. Various Locations Ages 5-12 | Weekly | August-October $$ $$

Start Smart Basketball

SPORTS Start Smart Start Smart was developed by top motor skill development specialists in the field of youth sports. Parent-child groups perform motor skill tasks that gradually build confidence in children while having fun at the same time. The program prepares children ages 3-5 and their parents for organized sports in a gentle environment. Each Start Smart program is held at the Greensboro Sportplex. You may register for the weekday that best suits your family. Learn more and easily register online at • START SMART BASKETBALL : October 10-November 18 | Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays | 6-7 pm | Greensboro Sportsplex • START SMART FOOTBALL : August 15-September 23 | Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays | 6-7 pm | Greensboro Sportsplex



Battleground Parks District

NewBattleground Parks District Features Open Get ready to walk through the treetops and fly over Sloan Lake. The first phase of the Battleground Parks District improvements is now open. The new features include boardwalks, a dog park, the zip line, and more. It’s the exciting culmination of a long-standing public-private partnership to benefit tourists and city residents alike. “It increases the impact of the Science Center,” said Mitch Inman, the Science Center’s vice president of operations. “It’s the next phase of the puzzle for us.” The Battleground Parks District has been more than a decade in the making. It is a partnership between private and nonprofit organizations to jointly promote the recreation, historical and museum sites as a destination for visitors. The district includes City’s Country Park, Spencer Love Tennis

Center, Jaycee Park, the Science Center, Forest Lawn Cemetery, and the federal Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. A master plan called for enhancements to Country Park with new activities of interest to visitors and residents. The $5 million project was funded by voter-approved bonds and a $100,000 donation by the VF Corporation, which helped pay for the zip line. It’s the first of a multi-phase improvement of the space. The most exciting new feature for thrill seekers: FLYWAY, 700-feet of zip line that will send riders sailing over Country Park’s Sloan Lake. Located beside the recently opened Rotary Club Carousel, visitors get to FLYWAY by climbing the meandering “canopy walk,” a 30-foot tall boardwalk through a grove of towering maple, oak, birch and beech trees. The wide boardwalk is wheelchair, stroller, and mobility aid-friendly and provides shaded views of Country Park’s ponds and tree canopy.


“It climbs up through the trees,” said Shawna Tillery, Parks and Recreation’s planning and project manager. “It gives you a unique walk through nature.” Like the carousel, FLYWAY is operated by the Science Center staff and open 9 am to 5 pm. It costs $20 for the general public to take a ride, with discounts for Science Center members or if you purchase a center admission ticket. You must be at least 8 years old and between 70-275 pounds to ride (participants will be weighed before they fly.) Riders coast 30-feet above Country Park and above the pedal boats to a second platform on the other side of the park. From there they take a second trip back across the lake to the third and final platform. It’s not for the faint of heart. Riders have been clocked at 25 miles per hour, Inman said. “If you are heavier, you are going to go a lot faster,” he said. The ride is fully ADA-accessible and usable by riders with physical disabilities, Inman said. Individuals with different physical needs who would like to ride should check with the Science Center before visiting for a full description of

what is required of participants. FLYWAY is only one part of the project to make this area more of a day-long destination as well as a festival and event space. Parks and Recreation added new public restrooms to serve the canopy walk, the carousel, and the zip line. Further down the hill into the park is a new, 100-person picnic shelter, and new landscaping to reduce erosion of the hillside and improve the water quality. Near the Country Park office, the paved loop road has been widened to provide a space for booths or tables for special events. The department also added utility hookups for food truck vendors, who are now able to rent those spaces daily. Another meandering boardwalk near the lake is an ideal spot to watch pedal boaters and take a selfie. The park’s loop road has been permanently closed to traffic to make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians to exercise. To provide easier access for dog owners, the Bark Park has been relocated to the entrance gate on Lawndale Drive, next to a new 50-space parking lot. The Orman Road entrance and parking lot, closed during construction, has been reopened. Tillery said the tennis center is also under renovation, and will get six new clay courts this year.

Battleground Parks District's FLYWAY



CLUBS & CLASSES Activities

Greensboro offers a wide range of specialty programs, unique classes, and hobby groups at recreation and active adult centers.

Karate Institute at Brown Recreation

50+ HIKING CLUB The 50+ Hiking Club hikes each Wednesday morning from September to June at locations throughout Greensboro and surrounding areas. New and returning members must qualify for membership each September by walking around the pond in Country Park twice (3.2 miles) in under 70 minutes. Qualifying for the 2022-23 season will be held Wednesday, September 7 at 10 am at Country Park Shelter #7. Country Park Wednesdays | 10 am 336-373-7571 AARP CHAPTER 354 Local Chapter 354 is a membership of seniors meeting once a month to discuss community, city, and state legislative issues relative to their community’s needs. Glenwood Recreation Center Ages 50+ | Tuesdays | 10 am 336-373-2929 ABRAKADOODLE Abrakadoodle offers art education classes to children from 20 months to 12 years. The Abrakadoodle curriculum is designed to extend the child’s creative abilities and build skills in fine motor, language, art appreciation, FREE $ $

BINGO! In partnership with Oak Street Health, this program provides adults a fun, sociable setting to play a classic game of bingo with monthly theme changes and prizes. Lewis Recreation Center Ages 18+ | Fridays | 12:30 pm BLIND AUDIO DARTS Blind Audio Darts, also called darts for the blind, is a recreational event that serves the blind community. The event competitively uses “Audio Darts” a variation of soft tipped darts in which the visually impaired toss to the dart board. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | Fridays | 6-8:30 pm BOOKED FOR LUNCH BOOK CLUB Read a book, grab your lunch, and FREE FREE FREE

cognition, and other areas. Glenwood Recreation Center Ages 20 months-12 | Thursdays & Saturdays | 10 am 336-373-2929



Eta Phi Beta Sorority is a nonrofit model organization that is visible, effective, and self-sustaining and supports the needs of the Glenwood neighborhood and surrounding communities. Glenwood Recreation Center All Ages | Saturdays | 1-4 pm 336-379-0212 BADMINTON CLUB This membership-based badmiton club practices and plays competitive badminton. Leonard Recreation Center All Ages | Mondays, Fridays, & Saturdays | 6:30 pm BID WHIST CLUB It is a trick-taking two-player whist game that you can play with joker plus trump. Bid whist is the ultimate competitive card game. Xperience @ Caldcleugh Ages 50+ | Saturdays | 10 am FREE FREE

get ready to discuss! Smith Active Adult Center 50+ | 2nd Fridays | 12 noon 336-373-7564 CAROLINA DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING Committed to improving the


relationships between dogs and their families through obedience training. We teach you to train your dog. Lewis Recreation Center



Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | 2nd Monday | 7-8 pm

All Ages | Tuesdays | 6-9 pm 336-373-3330 CHINESE DANCE These classes prepare dancers for Chinese candle dancing ceremonies and festivals. Glenwood Recreation Center 18+ | Wednesdays & Fridays | 7-8:30 pm DANCEFUNKXION FITNESS Discover the joy of movement while reaping the health benefits of exercise through dance. FREE $ Rhythmic Elegance is a dance organization that is extending the soulful quality of Detroit style urban ballroom dancing by providing a relaxed, worry-free environment to learn and study this performance art. Xperience @ Caldcleugh 18+ | Wednesdays | 7-8 pm Saturdays | 11 am to 1 pm 336-373-5881 DELTA H. FENCING The class teaches youth and adults the sport of fencing. The participants learn how to fence in preparation for tournaments and personal non-competitive recreation. Glenwood Recreation Center 10+ | Mondays & Fridays | 6:30 $ $ Griffin Recreation Center 18+ | Weekdays | 6 pm 336-373-2928 DETROIT-STYLE URBAN BALLROOM DANCING

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We welcome anyone and everyone, all ages to come gather regularly to play and study chess on a social and competitive level. Lewis Recreation Center All Ages | Wednesdays | 6-9 pm 336-373-3330 IVY GARDEN CLUB Learn through hands-on experiences. Gain knowledge on topics of interest through informative garden workshops and presentations. This club fosters healthy living and eating through quick cooking demonstrations and recipe sharing. Brown Recreation Center 1st and 3rd Mondays | 6-7 pm 336-373-2920 KARATE Karate is an excellent way for children and adults to learn self discipline, increase self awareness, and build self-esteem. Brown, Lindley, and Lewis Recreation Centers All Ages • Lewis: Tuesdays & Saturdays | 6 pm FREE $$-$$$

• Lindley: Mondays 5:30 pm & Wednesdays 5 pm • Brown: Mondays 7 pm & Saturdays 10 am LOOPERS Sewing for fun with a surger machine. Leonard Recreation Center 21+ | 3rd Thursday | 9 am 336-297-4889 MAH JONG Beginners through advanced are welcomed to come and play Mah Jong. Leonard Recreation Center 21+ | Mondays & Fridays | 6:30-8:30 pm 336-373-4889 MORGAN SUPPORT SERVICES Morgan Support Services raises the bar in the provision of support services for people in our community living with behavioral health diagnoses and/or developmental disabilities by creating a FREE FREE FREE

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A community watch group that meets to discuss community programs, issues, group policies, and safety measures.

Keely Park Community Garden



Photographers are invited to join local photographer John Poer in sharing the love of outdoor photography. Learn tips and tricks capturing high quality photos. Leonard Recreation Center 18+ | 1st Thursday | 7-9 pm 336-373-4889 WALK 15 This is a weekly walking exercise workout class designed for all levels of fitness. Come introduce some $

Lindley and Windsor Recreation Centers Ages 18+ | Mondays | 6-7 pm 336-373-2930 | 336-373-5845 TRI-CITY HUSTLERZ LINE DANCING This line dancing class teaches people of all skill levels choreographed dance moves created by a lead dance instructor for exercise and national dance conventions. Brown and Glenwood Recreation Centers 18+ | Beginner & Intermediate: • Brown: Wednesdays | 6-9 pm • Glenwood: Beginner Tuesdays | 6:30-9:30 pm | Advanced Thursdays | 6-9 pm TOTAL BODY DANCE An adult dance fitness program that FREE FREE

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responsive, inviting, and professional environment. Glenwood Recreation Center All Ages | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 11 am OPEN GYM VOLLEYBALL We invite players of all skill levels to drop in and play pick up games of volleyball. Griffin Recreation Center All Ages | Tuesdays | 6-8 pm 336-373-2928 OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL We invite players of all skill levels to drop in and play pick up games of pickleball Smith Active Adult & Lake Daniel All Ages SIP & SEW Designed to teach beginners how to sew while sipping on tea. The class runs for three hours and at the end of the class participants should have a finished product to take home with them. Lewis Recreation Center 13+ | August 20, September 17, October 8, November 12, & December 10 | 7 pm 336-373-3330 T.O.P.S T.O.P.S (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management through exceptional group fellowship and recognition. FREE $ FREE FREE

more steps into your life. Windsor Recreation Center Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30 pm 336-373-5845 YOGA


This flow yoga class will focus on relaxation, strength, flexibility, and much more. This class will be once a week. Craft Recreation Center Ages 18+ | Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30 pm 336-373-5845

works your total body! Lewis Recreation Center 18+ | Mondays | 7-8 pm 336-373-3330



Recreation Center Directory • Brown: 302 E. Vandalia Rd. | 336-373-2920 • Craft: 3911 Yanceyville St. | 336-373-2922 • Glenwood: 2010 Coliseum Blvd. |336-373-2929 • Griffin: 5301 Hilltop Rd. | 336-373-2928 • Leonard: 6324 Ballinger Rd. | 336-297-4889 • Lewis: 3110 Forest Lawn Dr. | 336-373-3330 • Lindley: 2907 Springwood Dr. | 336-373-2930 • Peeler: 1300 Sykes Ave. | 336-373-5877

• Smith Active Adult: 2401 Fairview St. | 336-373-7564 • Trotter Active Adult: 3906 Betula St. | 336-373-2927 • Warnersville: 601 Doak St. | 336-373-5871 • Windsor: 1601 E. Gate City Blvd. | 336-373-5845 • Xperience @ Caldcleugh: 1700 Orchard St. | 336-373-7617


Dining | Shopping | Entertainment REDISCOVER DOWNTOWN GREENSBORO




Get ready to give! Santa’s Workshop needs your help! The holidays might be months away, but it is never too soon to start giving gifts! This year, Santa needs you to be the elf and go shopping for 200+ families served by the Greensboro Youth Council’s annual Santa’s Workshop program. Each December, local families are referred to the program by local agency partners. The GYC teen volunteers collect new and used toys, and provide each family with a special holiday “shopping” experience. Each your, between 500-600 children get free toys, games, and more. Want to spread some of that good cheer? It is as easy as opening and checking out the GYC Santa’s Workshop Wish List. Pick and purchase a Leopard Rainbow Hair Barbie, a Marvel Spidey and His Amazing Friends Figure Pack, or a First Act Musical Keyboard from the long list of awesome

toys. Amazon will ship it directly to GYC in time for the giveaway! Rather donate some gently used items instead? GYC will start collecting in November. Visit to link directly to the Amazon Wish List, for a list of used toy donation locations, or to donate cash to this worthy project.


GREENSBORO MOUNTAIN BIKING EXPERIENCE Beginner instruction for children and adults includes identifying the appropriate size bike frame, how to replace the chain if it pops off, repairing a flat tire, and learning to ride! The emphasis is on safety: eyes on the trail, how to get over a tree stump, and other basic skills to prepare riders for any of Greensboro’s seven mountain biking trails. Bald Eagle Trail and King Fisher Trail All Ages | August 20, September 25, October 9, November 12 PEDAL BOAT RENTAL Come out and enjoy Country Park on one of our fun pedal boats. Country Park All Ages | Weekends & Holidays | August 1 to October 21 | 10 am to 6 pm BOAT RENTALS Come experience our City lakes from the water! Rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and sailboats! Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins, Lake Townsend Ages 9+ | May-September BIG BASS BATTLE Year-long tournament at Greensboro Lakes. Sponsored by Fisherman’s Cove. The monthly winner receives a Big Bass Battle t-shirt and entry into the championship fish-off. Lake Higgins, Lake Brandt, Lake Townsend 16+ | Ongoing | 336-373-3739 FISHING Come cast a line! Fish species vary by location. Everyone over the age of 16 needs a NC State fishing license. Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins, Lake Townsend, Country Park, Keeley Park, Hester Park

OUTDOORS Activities

Latham Skate Park

All Ages TENNIS OPEN PLAY Open play tennis facilities are available and open to the public on a first-come, first served basis. Various Locations All ages SAND VOLLEYBALL Just like indoor volleyball, the objective of the game is to send the ball over the net and to ground on the opponent’s side of the court. Hester Park, Lake Daniel Park All ages SKATE PARKS Come drop in on your skateboard, bike, inline skates, or scooter. Latham Skate Park and Glenwood Skate Spot All ages | Open dawn to dusk HORSESHOES A lawn game played using horseshoes

and two throwing targets set in a lawn. Outdoor horseshoe pits available for play dawn until dusk. Smith Active Adult Center All Ages BOCCE BALL Bocce, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played and oldest lawn games in the world. Outdoor bocce court available for play. Smith Active Adult Center With almost 100 miles of trails and greenways – including garden paths, mountain bike trails, paved greenways, and watershed trails – there is something for everyone. Various locations All ages All Ages TRAILS


Federation’s Mayors' Monarch Pledge, committing to find opportunities to plant more milkweed or native nectar plants to help re-establish native habitats for pollinators. “The City of Greensboro and our community partners have already taken steps to increase natural pollinator habitats across our facilities,” said Parks and Recreation Department Director Nasha McCray. “We look forward to working with our colleagues and our neighbors to expand this habitat throughout the city.” It's great timing, as the Greensboro Science Center has recently opened the Cole Family Monarch Conservation Center and Butterfly House, giving the broader community insight into the plight of pollinators and ways people can help. Pollinators – including bats, birds, butterflies, bees, and flies – are a critical part of thriving ecosystems. While feeding on plants, pollinators move pollen from male flowers to female flowers causing the plant to produce fruit, seeds, and young plants. “They get the pollen on their bodies and they shake it off on other plants. We need them in their roles,” said Lindsey Zarecky, Vice President of Conservation and Research at Greensboro Science Center. Pollinators fertilize 75 percent of flowering plants, supporting 1,200 food crops and 180,000 different types of plants that help stabilize soil, clean air, supply oxygen, and support wildlife, according to the National Parks Service. Monarchs are particularly vulnerable because their caterpillars can only thrive on a single plant: the milkweed. And milkweed has been displaced from the landscape. “It’s not the prettiest plant out there. It’s a weed,” Zarecky said. “It has been removed from the landscape because it didn’t meet our definition of pretty.” To support monarch and other pollinators,


Keely Park Community Garden

City Pledges to Save theMonarch Butterfly There’s something about its black and deep orange wings, with dainty white dots. Monarch butterflies seem so lighthearted and lovely. Unfortunately, the species is in crisis. The eastern band of monarchs, which migrate through North Carolina, are in danger of extinction. Their numbers have declined an estimated 90 percent since the 1990s, according to the National Wildlife Federation. The City of Greensboro and Mayor Nancy Vaughan have pledged to do their part to improve the chances of monarchs and other pollinators. Greensboro, led by the Parks and Recreation department, joined the National Wildlife


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