November 26, 2014
LeBauer City Park in Architects + Artisans
Greensboro North Carolina's new urban park, the Carolyn and Maurice LeBauer City Park, has been included in the curated journal of architecture and design by Mike Welton, Architects and Artisans. Ground was broken on the park on November 19th and is slated to be completed in spring of 2016.
Donated by the estate of Carolyn and Maurice LeBauer for the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, LeBauer City Park is the newsest $10M addition to the heart of historical downtown Greensboro. With architectural pavilions by architect Frank Harmon, the 4.75 acre park will nestle between the existing Central Library, Cultural Arts Center and Historical Museum.
The heart of the park is the children's garden, where custom play features will wind around several play berms and offer a variety of play spaces and experiences for kids. The highly programmed park will also include a central market square, performance stage and pavilion, a dog park, botanical gardens, cafe terraces, food truck parking and grab-n-Go type food plaza, a naturalistic creek feature, several water features, and a reading room and games plaza.
At the north side of the park a 75 by 150 foot lighted net installation by the celebrated sculptor Janet Echelman will suspend over the event lawn as the dynamic focal point of the park.