Changes coming to Battleground Park District

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The City of Greensboro, Guilford County, federal government and nonprofit groups are working together to reinvent an area being called the Battleground Park District.

Located on 400 acres of land between Lawndale Drive and Battleground Avenue, the district includes Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Country Park, Forest Lawn Cemetery, the Greensboro Science Center and the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway.

The goal of the $20 million project is to make the area an all-day destination for families.

Some changes coming by next summer include a new tram system and wayfinding signage throughout the district.

"Right now, we have it set up so it will take you from the Colonial Heritage Center on Battleground Ave. all the way to Jaycee Park and everyplace in between, including the Science Center," said Chuck Cranfield, Superintendent of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. "It’s an opportunity to expand Greensboro and the recognition of Greensboro as a destination site."

Expansion plans at the Greensboro Science Center are also expected to draw more visitors to the area.

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