LeBauer Park is officially open now and, if you get a chance, please drop by and experience it night. The above photo was taken last night at 11:00 pm and when the floodlights are on the sculpture, it takes on a magical quality. Everything still looks so fresh, new, clean, and pretty. Hopefully, we can keep it that way. If you look closely, you can see that we weren't the only people in the park at that time of night. What was formerly Summit Avenue, between Elm and Davie Streets is now a pedestrian walkway and where were standing to take this photo. When folks come downtown for the International Folk Festival on September 9-11 (less than a month!), they will be mighty impressed with this new venue.
What a generous thing for the LeBauer Family to do with their money. Leaving money to make a unique, community park for all to enjoy is just the kind of gesture that makes Greensboro a special place to live. We're wondering if you can see the park and Echelman sculpture when departing or approaching Greensboro by airplane.