Technically, these youngsters are not singing in the rain, but running around the fountain at Center City Park in downtown Greensboro. This water feature is found on the Davie Street side of the park. The fountains are part of a design that mimics the stream beds of our Piedmont region. This fountain and park's water stairs, with their change in elevation, entertain young and old alike-- especially on dry, hot days. In addiiton to the fountains, the park's pergola and 200+ trees contribute significantly to providing a way to cool off on these dog days of August.
So much thought and planning went into the design of this 1.9 acre park. It opened in December 2006 after four years of careful planning with considerable input from stakeholders. The result is this public lawn that was constructed to have the feel of different rooms, each with a distinct purpose. Also, the park is designed so that each side and corner looks like an extension of the buildings near it. Enjoy another view here and here. If you are local, you owe it to yourself to read this article about downtown's most-used gathering spot. If you are local, you REALLY owe it to yourself to head to the park and create these little Norman Rockwell moments with your friends and family.