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wilkinsDistrict 5 stretches from South Bunker Hill Road on the west to Guilford College Road north of I-40, and from Pegg Road to Freeman Mill Road south of I-40. This district almost encircles Piedmont Triad International Airport, includes much of the Cardinal subdivision, and reaches south to the I-85 bypass.

The district has a long history of being an important part of Greensboro's history. Of particular interest in this district are:

Caldwell Academy – Caldwell Academy is a kindergarten through 12th grade private Christian school located on Horsepen Creek Road.

Celebration Station – This entertainment campus on Big Tree Way offers an arcade, batting cages, miniature golf, bumper boats, and go-karts.

Guilford College – Guilford College has the distinction of being the only Quaker founded college in the southeastern United States. Originally opening in 1837 as New Garden Boarding School, the institution transformed itself into a four year liberal arts college in 1888. Guilford College continues to place its Quaker heritage at the center of its mission, though it has broadened its outlook beyond North Carolina and the Religious Society of Friends, to include students from a wide variety of faith traditions, regions, and life experiences and strives to educate creative leadership for the 21 century.

District 5aHemphill Library – The Hemphill Branch Library, 2301 W. Vandalia Road, is an innovative combination of art gallery and public library. You will find all the traditional services you expect from your neighborhood library, plus art exhibits and an ArtQuest studio. Other features include a reading garden, a family room, and a special tree house.

Hester Park – Offers the following amenities: fishing lakes, fishing piers (one designed for physically challenged visitors), fitness and exercise trail, gazebo, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters, picnic sites and grills, playgrounds programmed soccer and football fields, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, and softball field.

Ice House – An indoor rink open year round the Greensboro Icehouse offers figure skating and ice skating lessons to all. Adult and youth ice hockey leagues are available as well as public skating sessions, all at 6119 Landmark Center Boulevard.

Leonard Recreation Center – Leonard Center boasts a gym, kitchen, playground and two inside meeting rooms, and offers a multitude of programs, including afterschool care, outdoor photography, martial arts, and many more exciting events.

District 5bPiedmont Triad International Airport – Just west of the Greensboro city limits, PTIA houses commercial and general aviation services for eight public airlines, their commuter services, and other private aircraft.

Trotter Recreation Center – This center at 3906 Betula Street offers a variety of programs with an emphasis on health with T.O.P.S., Step Aerobics and senior exercise classes.


Last updated: 12/11/2012 2:40:38 PM