Fisher Park

Fisher Park

Fisher Park home, Greensboro, NC homes, Greensboro real estateFisher Park is a beautiful, historic neighborhood within walking distance to downtown Greensboro.

Fisher Park, Greensboro, NC Area Information

Fisher Park Boundaries:  

  • East: N. Church Street
  • West:  Latham Park and Green Hill Cemetery
  • North:  W. Wendover Avenue
  • South:  Smith Street
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Fisher Park Points of Interest:

Fisher Park is within walking distance of the home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball team and the businesses of downtown.  Yet, its tree-lined streets, historic homes and minimal traffic make it feel like miles away.  There is a large park located between North Park Drive and South Park Drive and inside Fisher Park Circle.  Latham Park abuts the neighborhood to the west.  Latham Park is one of only two public outdoor tennis facilities in Greensboro to offer clay tennis courts.  Managed by Triad Tennis Management Company, the facility offers lessons, adult and junior leagues, tournaments and court reservations.  Fisher Park Home, Greensboro, NCLatham Park also features ballfields, basketball courts and the Latham Park Greenway, a 1.2 mile paved path that runs parallel to North Buffalo Creek with 20 fitness stations.  The path links to paths in Lake Daniel Greenway and the Hill Street Connector Trail, making it possible to walk, bike or jog from Cone Hospital and downtown Greensboro to Friendly Center and Wesley Long Hospital.  Also to the west of Fisher Park is the peaceful Green Hill Cemetery, which dates back to 1882.  Friends of Green Hill Cemetery, a non-profit organization, offers historic walking tours of this 51-acre gem. 

Fisher Park Neighborhood Information:

Fisher Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Greensboro.  Fisher Park has an active neighborhood association, that hosts neighborhood picnics, park clean-ups, holiday parties and luminaries in December.  According to the Fisher Park  Neighborhood website, here is a brief history of the neighborhood:

The Fisher Park Neighborhood is named for Captain Basil John Fisher, a Scotsman and Captain in the British Army, who immigrated to the U.S. and at some point settled in Randolf County with hopes of making a fortune in gold-mining.  That being unsuccessful, Fisher began purchasing real estate, including some wooded land immediately north of the small town of Greensboro.  The area, then known as "Lindsay's Woods" was used as a littered, dumping ground by city residents ... quite humble beginnings.

This neighborhood traces it's beginnings to 1902 when Captain Basil John Fisher donated 28 acres  of his land holdings for development of a "suburb" of Greensboro.   In exchange, the city paid $5 and agreed to build a "driveway" within the donated land.  This "driveway" became our signature public streets, Fisher Park Circle, North Park Drive, and South Park Drive.  Land lying within that space became a public park, Fisher Park. 

But Captain Fisher died soon thereafter in New York City in 1903 at only 52 years of age, without having accomplished any of the neighborhood's development.   He was buried in N.Y., and it was many years later when his wife Isabella had Fisher's remains disinterred from N.Y. and reinterred in the Green Cemetery near our neighborhood.   (Fisher is buried with family members near the southern-most Wharton Street entrance to
Green Hill Cemetery.)

It was several years later when business partners Mr. Wharton and Mr. Latham began the neighborhood's development in earnest.  The neighborhood developed in stages, with most original buildings completed between 1915 and 1930.

Contact Information

Andy Leung
Keller Williams Realty
1501 Highwoods Blvd #103
Greensboro NC 27410
Fax: 336-814-2110