In 2013, Carolyn and Maurice LeBauer gifted a bequest to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro for a new park in Downtown Greensboro. The goal was to create a thriving urban park for “the benefit and enjoyment of the general population of Greensboro, particularly children and their families.”
LeBauer Park was designed by the landscape architecture firm of OJB, who worked with Frank Harmon Architect to design the park structures. These structures include two food kiosks, a performance stage, bathroom structures and a maintenance building.
Located on a 4.5-acre site in the heart of downtown Greensboro, LeBauer Park realigns key downtown streets and has become the heart of a new cultural arts district. The project is surrounded by an existing cultural arts campus (historical museum, public library, and center for visual arts). The integration of the buildings into the park drove the design.
People come from nationwide to gather at LeBauer Park for a wide range of festivals and events. The park is organized around a performance pavilion and concert lawn that is situated under a permanent sculpture installation from renowned Boston-based artist Janet Echelman. The park also includes a significant children’s garden and interactive water feature, dog park, reading room, games area, a croquet lawn, and putting green. LeBauer Park is the new downtown hub for cultural arts, creativity and fun, and has been very successful in uniting the Greensboro community.
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Suzy Cash: Project Manager, in the office of Frank Harmon Architect.
Images courtesy of Lynn Donovan