Happy 100th Hanes Park!
July 3, 1919, is the official anniversary of P.H. Hanes’ generous gift of 47 acres of former dairy land to “be used forever exclusively for public purposes, such as a park, playgrounds or school purposes…[to be] beautified and forever maintained and kept up by the City of Winston-Salem.” (See the original deed page 1 and page 2)
As we approach the Centennial of the Park, the City of Winston-Salem is well into Phase I of its plan to restore, renovate and beautify this treasured urban green space. The work that has been completed to date is of exceptional quality and has already enhanced the park. Use of the playground has noticeably increased with the addition of seating areas, beautiful natural plantings, improved parking and accessibility, and more. HPCV has advocated for years for a master plan necessary to see this work to fruition. We are grateful so much has been completed in time for the Park’s anniversary!
However, there is much work still to be done. And so, the Hanes Park Centennial Celebration will be held once Phase I of the Hanes Park Repair and Renovation Plan is complete. Mark your calendars and Save the Date for September 7, 2019, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to enjoy a fun festive day celebrating Hanes Park turning 100 years old. Among the official business beginning promptly at 11 a.m. on the main stage will be a ribbon cutting and Mayor Allen Joines declaring September 7 Hanes Park Day. The first 100 attendees to arrive at the main stage ceremonies will receive a special Centennial gift.There will be plenty of fun activities for the entire family throughout the event. Stay tuned for a final schedule as we get closer to the Celebration Date!