Guilford County owns a lot more land and buildings than you probably think it does, however, it’s doing its best to put more of it to good use.

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners intends – at its Thursday, June 15 meeting – to authorize the lease of several county properties for good causes.

One is the land at 5920 Hagan Stone Park Road in Pleasant Garden, which is also known as Hagan Stone Park. This land will be leased to the City of Greensboro, which will conduct the Camp Joy Summer Camp. The lease begins June 20, 2023 and expires on August 5, 2028.

Camp Joy brings together children with special needs – and county officials are delighted each year with everything the kids seem to get from the program.

The lease payment for that property will be $4,200 annually.

The Board of Commissioners also intends, at its June 15 meeting, to authorize the lease of property at 2301 Meadowview Road in Greensboro for two years to the NC Works program.

That’s a program that connects job seekers and employers. There, job seekers can search for work, create resumes, and get connected to education and training opportunities. Employers can find candidates and post descriptions of jobs they need filled.

The lease payment will be $75,000 annually.

Last but not least, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners intends, also at its June 15 meeting, to authorize the lease of property at 715 Summit Avenue to Greensboro.  That address is better known as Sternberger Park. This park is currently leased to Greensboro and will continue to be for at least another year. The new lease begins July 1, 2023 and expires on June 30, 2024.

Greensboro gets quite a deal on the property, which only cost the city a dollar a year to rent.