City of Greensboro, NC

09/28/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/28/2023 07:25

Greensboro Awarded $4.3 Million Grant for Nocho Park

US Congresswoman Kathy Manning, NC-06, announced the City of Greensboro has been awarded $4,384,286 from the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Program (ORLP) grant for improvements to Nocho Park.

Nocho Park improvements are critical for $75 million Windsor Chavis Nocho Community Complex, which will integrate the existing Windsor Recreation Center, Vance Chavis Library and Nocho Park. The overall project is still in the design development phase.

"This is truly a transformational project for the community and we are very grateful to Congresswoman Kathy Manning for her work to secure this important grant," said Greensboro Assistant City Manager Nasha McCray. "This grant, in addition to the $50 million bond passed by voters in 2022, $8 million in federal pandemic relief money, and $15 million from Guilford County goes a long way to making this vision a reality."

The grant will be used to:

  • Replace existing restrooms.
  • Upgrade a multi-purpose field to regulation size.
  • Add a covered basketball pavilion.
  • Replace and relocate playground equipment with innovative nature play area.
  • Add an amphitheater.
  • Expand pathways to make them wider.
  • Increase parking availability.
  • Install relaxation areas with hammock poles.
  • Improve storm-water control devices.
  • Build seating, picnic tables, bench seating, shaded structures, and lighting throughout Nocho Park.

"Historic Nocho Park in East Greensboro has long served as a pillar of the community," said Manning. "I was proud to advocate for funding for the park and I'm thrilled to announce that, with this $4 million grant, the park will receive necessary updates so it can continue to be a community gathering place where people can congregate, stay active, and express themselves."

The grant was awarded following Congresswoman Manning's advocacy for federal funding to improve the park. Earlier this year, Congresswoman Manning sent a letter of support to the North Carolina Division of Parks & Recreation Outdoor Recreation Legacy (attached).