Lindley Park is quiet area in Greensboro, NC that is walking distance to the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG) campus.
Lindley Park Boundaries: Walking distance to UNCG nestled beside Sunset Hills and Starmount neighborhoods. Lindley Park Neighborhood Map
- East: N. Elam Avenue
- West: Holden Ave
- North: W. Market Street
- South: Oakland Ave
Lindley Park Points of Interest:
Lindley Park is minutes from Friendly Shopping Center, Downtown Greensboro and UNCG making it one of the most convenient neighborhoods in our area. Lindley Park Recreation Center is part of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department and features many activities. It offers after-school care, various community meetings and a multitude of classes and sports activities. It also has a public olympic-size swimming pool. Lindley Park is also home to The Greensboro Arboretum, a beautiful 17-acre park with fountains, arbors, bridges and paved walkways. The Greensboro Arboretum was created to showcase the wide variety of breath-taking flora which can be grown in the Triad.
Lindley Park Neigborhood Information:
Lindley Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) is a vibrant organization that sponsors Easter Egg hunts, Spring Flings and Fall Festivals, along with many other activities. Each December, the neighborhood glows with over 1,200 luminaries to celebrate the holiday season. The LPNA is also active in preserving the neighborhood. Here is an excerpt from their website:
Lindley Park, a residential neighborhood centered around a public park, renews and invigorates its 1917 origins in the 21st Century. As a neighborhood built on tradition, Lindley Park strives to continue its appeal as a mostly owner-occupied neighborhood with neighborhood schools, churches, and businesses.The neighborhood’s character is a tranquil, safe, and pedestrian friendly, with canopy tree-lined streets, green spaces, and a broad mix of architectural styles is maintained. Its character as a vibrant urban locale is enhanced through careful consideration of new land use patterns, eye-appealing streetscapes, and state of the art physical infrastructure, including architectural lighting and underground utilities. The traditions of Lindley Park and the concerns of its diverse residential population are supported and are knit together through an active, open neighborhood association.The area was named after local businessman John Van Lindley, a Quaker whose business interests ranged from nurseries to sewer pipes to insurance and peach growing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1902, he donated 60 acres of land along Spring Garden Street for a recreation complex boasting a man-made lake and amusement park. Today, this area still exists as the park between Spring Garden Street and Walker Avenue and the City’s Arboretum.When the lake and amusement park closed in 1917, the City hired Earle Sumner Draper to design a planned neighborhood development and what followed was the Lindley Park neighborhood. Many original design elements still remain, such as the stone column entryways and tree-lined streets.