The Triad Park concept was first proposed in 1966. A unique partnership between
Forsyth County, Guilford County and the State of N.C. to develop a 6,000-acre park
located between Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. Financing the park land
acquisition was not approved in 1968, and land for the new regional park was not
acquired. Many years later in 1988, Guilford County voters approved a bond referendum
for land acquisition (1.5 million) and in 1989, Forsyth County voters also approved
matching bond funds.
The partnership between the counties was unique in that each county contributed
matching dollars for a common goal of acquiring, developing and operating the new
Triad Park. By December 1993, 414 acres of land were bought. In 1994, a master plan
was prepared and approved by both Forsyth and Guilford County Commissioners. Phase
1 of Triad Park was completed and opened in October 1997. A total of 13 phases are
planned to be constructed with a completion date of 2013.
Triad Park is a reality because both Boards of County Commissioners had the forethought
to offer the citizens an opportunity to vote for park bond funds and the people
approved. Leaders of all the communities lent their time, vision, and expertise
to the project.
"Triadism", a regional concern, is a realtiy with Triad Park, the flagship of cooperation
and dedication showing the best of what communities can do when they work together
for the common good.
The majority of funding of Triad Park comes from Forsyth and Guilford County Funds.
We have been fortunate to also receive State of N.C. grant funds (Parks and Recreation
Trust Funds) to help with development too. We have received donations from "A Cleaner
World" ($25,000) for trees, Abee Seed Company (Farmers Market) donations for daffodils,
Boy and Girl Scouts have donated their time to help with park projects, local High
School volunteers have completed maintenance projects, the Audubon Society has built
bird houses and maintenance, etc. We welcome other additional partnerships and other
organizations or individuals.
For more information on Triad Park, please call (336)703-2500.