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Keeley Park Phase II Groundbreaking will be December 18

Post Date:12/04/2019 2:19 PM

Greensboro Parks and Recreation will hold a groundbreaking celebration for Phase II of Keeley Park from 10-11 am, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 4110 Keeley Rd., McLeansville. Residents are invited to see renderings of the park improvements, which will include the largest inclusive playground in North Carolina west of Raleigh. 

The department recently completed a new 18-hole disc golf course and beginner mountain bike trail at the 114-acre regional park in northeast Greensboro. The additional $2.2 million of park improvements will include three additional picnic shelters, cornhole courts, a festival field for entertaining at the park, an outdoor fitness area with a shade structure, expansion of the sprayground deck for more lounging space, and raised flower beds and teaching area for the community garden. 

The new playground – called Up in the AIR (Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation) – will be a National Demonstration site as part of the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) Healthy Play Initiative. Under the program, cities receive help to build play spaces that use best design practices to encourage children and families of all abilities to be more physically and socially active. It will be Greensboro Parks and Recreation’s first inclusive, barrier-free and accessible to all play destination.

The complete Phase II development is funded through voter-approved 2016 Parks and Recreation bonds with leveraged funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and NCRPA. Organizations interested in sponsoring the project may contact Parks and Recreation Community Engagement Coordinator Jennifer Hance at 336-373-2964.

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