Park Clean Up!

Park Clean Up!

April 1, 2017 It is time once again to clean Hanes Park as part of the Great American Clean Up. Keep Winston Salem Beautiful! provides us with supplies and lunch. Stay tuned for more info. Please RSVP to contact@friendsofhanespark.org.

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MLA Group Led Small Stakeholder Meeting #2

MLA Group Led Small Stakeholder Meeting #2

November 4, 2015 MLA Group presented initial design concepts to a small group of Hanes Park stakeholders in preparation for a open public input session planned for December. Those present at the meeting included representatives of The City of Winston-Salem; Winston-Salem Forsyth County School Administration; Wiley and R.J. Reynolds Principals; a Reynolds Baseball coach; West End, Buena Vista and Runnymede Neighborhood Associations; the YMCA;...

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Public Input Meeting: July 21, 2015

Public Input Meeting: July 21, 2015

            MLA Group, the architects developing the Repair and Restoration Plan for Hanes Park has invited the public to a meeting. During the meeting, they will present the results of their research and site analysis. The public is invited to share their thoughts and input. See their attached flyer. Date: July 21, 2015 Time: 6–7:30pm Place: Wiley Middle School Host: City of Winston Salem Recreation and Parks...

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MLA Hanes Park Questionnaire

MLA Hanes Park Questionnaire

We Need to Hear From YOU! MLA Group, the firm employed to develop a Master Plan for Hanes Park, invite all who use and love Hanes Park to share your thoughts and opinions. Please fill out the attached questionnaire. Hanes Park has enjoyed a rich history. Now you can help shape the future of Hanes Park.

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Work Day: March 21, 2015

Work Day: March 21, 2015

Time for some Spring Cleaning! As adopters of Hanes Park, we have committed to at least 4 work days a year to contribute to the maintenance of Hanes Park. We will be meeting for our first work day of 2015 this coming Saturday, March 21 in conjunction with The Great American Clean Up. It is time for some spring cleaning and the Park could really use your help! Our goal is not only to pick up litter and downed limbs but also to carefully trim...

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Raised Beds Planted for Fall

Raised Beds Planted for Fall

John Newman Landscape Design donated plants, stone and labor to transform the raised beds flanking the entrance to the bridge with a fresh seasonal landscape. Be sure to enjoy this moment of Fall beauty in Hanes Park made possible by this generous supporter. Both planting beds feature dwarf Japanese junipers, trained upright and pruned for form. Evergreen components in the left bed are mugo pine and rohdea; in the right bed, blue star juniper. ...

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Big Sweep 2014

Big Sweep 2014

Join us on Saturday, October 4 from 9 a.m. – Noon for The Big Sweep as Friends of Hanes Park takes part in this annual city-wide event organized by Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful! KWSB will provide gloves, trash bags, water as well as pizza & soda for lunch. Our plans include weeding flower beds, weeding invasive plants from the stream banks and picking up litter and debris. Wear sturdy close toed shoes (consider bringing an extra pair in...

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July 3 Anniversary!

July 3 Anniversary!

On July 3, 1919, P.H. Hanes first proposed a gift of land to the citizens of Winston-Salem for the purposes of schools and park. His gift was later augmented by coordinating gifts from J.W. Hanes and Katherine Reynolds. Their original letters were printed in full in The Union Republican newspaper.  

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Flowers in the Park!

Flowers in the Park!

With our new raised beds constructed, it was time to get planting! The original plan was to plant flowers donated by Keep Winston Salem Beautiful! just as we had in the existing raised brick beds beside the tennis center. However, not only did John Newman Garden Design donate the stone to build the raised beds, but he also donated plants and the labor to plant them. The finished result is gorgeous! But that meant we still had all the flowers...

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In the News: Nearly 100 Years Old, Park Needs a Facelift

In the News: Nearly 100 Years Old, Park Needs a Facelift

Today, the work we did to assess and compile a Pedestrian Audit in early February gains a wider audience through a feature report in the Winston Salem Journal – Nearly 100 Years Old, Park Needs a Facelift, Supporters Say While thorough, the article only highlights a few of the extensive needs and concerns the Park faces as it enters its next Centennial. Take time to review our Complete Pedestrian Audit to understand more. Our audit...

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