LeBauer City Park
The Community Foundation is working to fulfill the final wishes of a donor who left the bulk of her estate for the creation of a significant new public park for Greensboro.
Throughout the last couple of years, the Foundation has conferred with Greensboro officials on how best to create, equip and give transfer to the city of this new public facility.
The donor, Carolyn Weill LeBauer (pictured right), who passed away in March 2012, directed that assets from her estate be used “for the creation of a public park for the benefit and enjoyment of the general population of Greensboro, particularly children and their families.” The Carolyn and Maurice LeBauer City Park should provide for exceptional recreational equipment and activities, educational opportunities and public art, all within an extremely attractive, well-landscaped setting.
“This park is made possible because of the generosity of a longtime Greensboro resident who wanted to make an outstanding contribution to her community,” said Walker Sanders, president of The Community Foundation. “Through her gift, Carolyn has provided the resources necessary to create a transformative facility for the people of Greensboro.”
LeBauer’s family has expressed its enthusiasm and support for the direction that plans for the new park are taking.
“My sister wanted to do something significant and meaningful for the people of Greensboro, a city she loved dearly,” said LeBauer’s brother, Charles L. “Buddy” Weill, Jr. “She would no doubt be thrilled that the park she envisioned and made possible will so greatly influence the community and the many new opportunities our residents will have because of it. Carolyn has made a wonderful gift to us all.”