Guilford County government has a whole lot of undeveloped parkland and open space in northern Guilford County that it wants to use for various recreational purposes for area citizens to enjoy, but on Tuesday, Oct. 24 the county put out word that it wants to lease out nearly 100 acres of that land.

The Guilford County Purchasing Department is now accepting proposals for the lease of approximately 96 acres of farmland at and near 7770 Doggett Road in Brown Summit. The county is offering the property in an “as-is, where-is condition.”

The proposal also notes that “Neither the bid award nor the final execution of a lease agreement will be conditioned on Guilford County making any improvements, changes, and/or modifications to the above referenced property and/or the surrounding property.”

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 last year they asked residents to offer input to help form a master plan. The Guilford County Parks Department and the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department are working together on the plans for Bryan Park North, which is distinct from the city-owned Bryan Park.

Bryan Park North, which consists of open space in the Brown Summit area near Lake Townsend, is jointly owned by Greensboro and Guilford County.

The open space is 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.

Apparently there are no plans for this 96 acres anytime soon.

The entire park consists of over 534 acres of land.

Bids for the 96 acres will be received by the Guilford County Purchasing Department at 201 S. Greene St. in Greensboro until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.

No goods or services are being sought by the county. This RFP is exclusively for the lease of farmland property.

During the bidding period questions will be taken until 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 31. All questions pertaining to this RFP must be emailed to the Guilford County Purchasing Department at

The bidding documents, drawing and specifications are available for viewing on Guilford County’s Vendor Self Service automated bidding system at: 

As always, the county is encouraging the participation of minority-owned and women-owned businesses – and Guilford County “reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities.”