The vacant 1.3 acre lot at the corner of East Lee and Arlington Streets is a diamond in the rough, waiting to become a park under the dutiful watch of the Piedmont Land Conservancy. Musikgarten founders, Lorna and Herman Heyge donated the land to Greensboro's Parks and Recreation Department. You see the Musikgarten building peeking out in the upper right corner. An easement to Piedmont Land Conservancy will ensure that the park remains a natural setting with paths, benches, and a children's garden with a water feature.
While the land looks a little scruffy in its "limbo" state, at least it has been cleared and is ready to be converted into a park. If you are local, perhaps you recall the time an old gas station was located here. D.H. Griffin helped clear the land by hauling away 80 dump-truck loads of old concrete and road material from the property (for free!). We hope the park will become a reality soon. Perhaps the pink survey strips surrounding the property are a sign that something is about to be done with the property. When this property becomes a park, the entrance into Ole Asheboro will have quite a facelift and the environment will be improved aesthetically and conserved in a way that benefits all of Greensboro's citizens.