Parks & Paths

Explore the various green spaces in and around Wake Forest Innovation Quarter located in downtown Winston-Salem.

Bailey Park

Bailey Park, an urban green space, is located on Patterson Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets in the Innovation Quarter. Visit

Bailey Park consists of 1.6 acres of publicly accessible green space, ideally suited for those living, learning, working and playing in and around the Innovation Quarter and the greater Winston-Salem community. Featuring a covered stage, restroom facilities, a food truck court and a large grassy lawn, Bailey Park offers a variety of free, community programming and is pet-friendly.

Bailey Park is managed and operated by Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services firm on behalf of the Innovation Quarter’s North District Owners Association.

For a full listing of upcoming events, programs and food truck line-up, please visit the Bailey Park calendar of events.

Here are some of the exciting programs that regularly occur in the park:


A variety of food trucks can be found at the Bailey Park food truck court during lunchtime hours Monday through Friday and for special events. Enjoy local favorites like La Vie En Rose, Zeko’s 2 Go, Taqueria Luciano’s, Bandito Burrito, Camel City Grill and Urban Street Grill.


Innovation & Cinema is a free film series that runs during the warm months of the year. The series explores the relationship between innovation and the world in which we live by pairing commentary from local businesses and institutions with popular films.


The Bailey Park stage is a venue for a number of concerts put on by outside entities throughout the year. The Innovation Quarter also organizes free music programming for the community, including the occasional musician during the lunch hours and Bailey Blues & Bluegrass, an annual series featuring local blues and bluegrass artists.


Throughout the spring, summer and fall, participate in a variety of free outdoor wellness classes at Bailey Park. Enjoy monthly all-level yoga classes or learn the latest exercise trends at an Innovation Quarter-YMCA sponsored Class on the Grass. 

Interested in reserving space in Bailey Park? Complete the online form.

Long Branch Trail

Long Branch Trail—an urban greenway—will run the entire length of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

The southern part of the trail extends 1.2 miles from the north side of East Third Street in the Innovation Quarter to Research Parkway near Business 40, then southward to Rams Drive and East Salem Avenue.

The northern portion of the greenway runs north from the East Third Street pedestrian bridge to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at the north end of the Innovation Quarter.

Long Branch Trail extends past Rams Drive south on Research Parkway to link up with the Salem Creek Greenway, which connects with Salem Lake. The trail creates a 20-mile loop from the north end of the Innovation Quarter around Salem lake and back.

The name “Long Branch” comes from the name of a historic community that once resided in much of the area now known as Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. This community was one of the oldest and most significant contributors to the industrial success of Winston-Salem from the 1870s through the mid-20th century. It is believed the community derived its name from the Long Branch Creek that flowed through the area.

One Technology Place Courtyard

The courtyard at One Technology Place—located at the corner of First Street and South Chestnut Street—is an outdoor gathering space featuring ample seating and a triple helix sculpture created by local sculptor Duncan Lewis. The courtyard is a great location to eat lunch, reflect on a project or chat with a colleague.

Pet Park

An urban pet park—located in front of the Gallery Lofts at the corner of North Chestnut Street and Sixth Street—is open to furry friends who live and play in the Innovation Quarter. The park is an open area with benches, a walking path, a mural wall and plenty of dog waste depots that gives urban-dwelling pets a chance to smell (or roll) in the grass.