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Bailey Park Opening Scheduled for Spring

The opening of Bailey Park, a 1.6-acre publicly accessible green space in the heart of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, has been set for the spring of 2015.

Bailey Park, which is bordered by East Fourth, East Fifth and Vine streets and North Patterson Avenue, will add a new dimension to the Innovation Quarter.

“Situated against the historic Winston-Salem skyline, Bailey Park will help foster a vibrant city,” said Eric Tomlinson, president of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. “Safe parks that are programmed around diverse interests play a crucial role in bringing people together to help make cities sustainable and livable.”

The site’s features will include a 30-by-40-foot covered stage, restroom facilities, an area for food trucks and a large grassy expanse suitable for a variety of activities.

“Programming for Bailey Park will include community events, music performances, art exhibitions, movies nights and much more,” said Lindsey Yarborough, manager of public activities for the Innovation Quarter.

In designing and developing Bailey Park, several local companies, Stimmel Associates, Stitch Design Shop and LMI Builders, have worked with the Innovation Quarter to integrate building materials and design features that reference the history of the setting with modern elements.

While Bailey Park will be publicly accessible, there will be no cost to the public for maintenance or operations.

Construction of Bailey Park will be completed over the next several weeks. The construction fencing will remain in place as a safety measure until the opening in the spring.