For more than a decade, Guilford County and the City of Greensboro have been trying to figure out the best use for Bryan Park North and now they’re asking the public for further input.

The Guilford County Parks Department and the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department are working together to update the Bryan Park North Master Plan and they want to hear all ideas from the potential users of the 534 acres of forest and fields that has been the subject of discussion over the years.

While there’s been a lot of talk for a long time, there’s been very little development of the resource.

There are several ways to provide your input on the future park: an online survey that can be found at, a PDF printable survey available from the departments – and comments and questions can also be sent to Guilford County Parks at

Bryan Park North is distinct from – but often confused with – the city-owned Bryan Park.

Bryan Park North consists of open space in the Browns Summit area near Lake Townsend.  The property is jointly owned by Greensboro and Guilford County.

All that open space is currently getting some use. It currently includes equestrian trails and mountain bike trails and there’s also an “airfield” for remote control planes and other small flying devices.

The “2015 Bryan Park at Guilford County Master Plan” explored adding amenities such as more trails, soccer and lacrosse fields, space for RV camping, picnic shelters, a spray-ground and a playground.

The two local governments are currently working on an update to the master plan that will determine what the future should hold for the park.

The updated plan to come will include timelines and estimated costs for future development phases.