Sunday, May 3, 2015

Winston-Salem Transitions

A view of the past, a look to the future. WINSTON-SALEM's skyline from Bailey Park.
Bailey Park, named after the Bailey Power Plant, a former coal-fired generating plant, is located in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The 1.6-acre park includes a sloping green lawn, restrooms and a covered stage...ready for community events, music performances and outdoor movie screenings. The park is also slated to become a venue for fitness classes and a frequent stop for food trucks.
Just behind Bailey Park you'll see this. For some history buffs, it might be sad to see the old tobacco mills and power plants of yesteryear disappearing at the mercy of bulldozers and condo developers. But for me, I see the 3Ps — progress, possibility and people... people coming together to enjoy a new sense of community.
I found a cool time-lapse footage of the building of Bailey Park (click here), which just opened officially this April. (Be patient, the link takes a minute or so to load).
Kick off the shoes, throw a frisbee, get out and enjoy sunny skies! To keep up with the status of the Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, you can check updates on their designated Facebook page, here.