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82º | 20% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:45 a.m. | Sunset 7:56 p.m.

A day full of adventure
Iron curved entrance that says "washington park" in two stone pillars. There is an iron railing down steps with a picnic shelter in the background.
One of Washington Park’s entrances is nestled within the neighborhood. | Photo by WStoday
Half a mile from Old Salem is a quiet but lively area of Winston-Salem. The Washington Park neighborhood has a lot to offer, so we’re helping you explore the spots that make it unique.

Start your morning right

Washington Park CrossFit offers a natural energy boost. Drop-in for a sweat sesh for $20 or try a one-week free trial. The gym at 2020 Hollyrood St. hosts a free community workout for Winston-Salem residents at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month.

Pink and white striped shack with menu and signs.

Grindhouse Bevy’s is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.


Photo by WStoday

Head to Grindhouse Bevy’s if you prefer coffee to start the day. You can add plenty of extras (hello, marshmallow charms) to your classic coffee drink at this tiny spot in the parking lot of 206 Acadia Ave.

Breakfast of champions

Dive into the breakfast collard green melt or fried bologna breakfast sandwich at Acadia Foods. This market, deli, and co-op at 228 W. Acadia Ave. also serves lunch and dinner — WStoday reader John J. says the baked treats “are among the best in town.”

AM activities

It’s time to start exploring. We suggest wandering around the residential streets. In the late 1880s, Washington Park’s elevation made it desirable among the city’s wealthy residents, meaning you’ll see a mix of historic mansions and newer builds. It also means you have some of the best views of the Winston-Salem skyline.

Cream house with green tiled house. A tree is on either side of the brick walkway.

The Laura Winifred Newland and Adolphus Hill Eller house is at 129 W. Cascade Ave.


Photo by WStoday

Washington Park (1490 S. Broad St.) is nestled among the homes. The playground has dinosaurs little ones can climb, a dog park, and two walking trails. The park also connects to the 5.2-mile Salem Creek Greenway.

Neighbors in Washington Park led the charge to protect the 19 acres of what is now known as Gateway Nature Preserve. The organization now welcomes visitors to check out its walking trails and pollinator garden. It’s located next to Washington Park at 1490 S. Broad St.
Which neighborhood should we explore next?

A. Historic Ardmore
B. Buena Vista
C. Old Salem + West Salem
D. West End
E. Other
Tuesday, April 16
  • Equity Forsyth Presents Dr. Bettina Love | Tuesday, April 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Union Baptist Church, 1200 Trade St. NW, Winston-Salem | Free, RSVP | Author and education activist Dr. Bettina Love will share her research + vision for education that celebrates and nurtures all children.
Wednesday, April 17
Thursday, April 18
  • Opening Reception: “David Gilbert: Flutter” | Thursday, April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | SECCA (NC Museum of Art, Winston-Salem), 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem | Free | Experience 12 years of work from LA-based artist David Gilbert in his first institutional solo exhibition.
Friday, April 19
  • Real World Date Night | Friday, April 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Real World Ballroom, 690 Jonestown Rd., Ste. 200, Winston-Salem | $50 per couple | Grab your sweetheart and turn up the heat with twists, twirls, and dips as you learn the Argentine tango.
Saturday, April 20
  • Hanes Mall Food Truck Festival | Saturday, April 20 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hanes Mall, parking lot of Dave and Buster’s, 3320 Silas Creek Pkwy., Winston-Salem | Free | Chow down on food from local food truck vendors and dance to funk, soul, and oldies music.
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🎶 See Barenaked Ladies + support cancer patients at this benefit concert
Bailey Park crowds dancing in front of a stage during SummerLark 2023 featuring Chris Lane and The Dryes.
Jared Pike from 107.5 KZL will emcee + set the stage for an unforgettable evening. | Photo by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Creative Communications
Get ready to jam out for a great cause, because SummerLark returns to Bailey Park on Saturday, May 11.

Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies is headlining the outdoor concert, and local band Crenshaw Pentecostal is opening. There will also be food trucks, a free photo booth, and a fireworks finale.

SummerLark benefits Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s Cancer Patient Support Program, which provides individual counseling, support groups, and various financial services to cancer patients and their families.
News Notes
  • City Council unanimously agreed to amend the lease agreement for Truist Stadium after a public hearing Monday night. (Scroll ~24 minutes into the meeting to watch the decision.) You shouldn’t notice any changes, but the move consolidates financial obligations Diamond Baseball Holdings will have to the city when it purchases the Winston-Salem Dash.
Coming Soon
  • Kalamaki Authentic Greek Street Food is on track to open next month in the Newtown Shopping Center on Jonestown Road (in the former Jas Pizzeria location). The fast-casual restaurant will serve pork, chicken souvlaki and gyros, as well as salads and spanakopita. (Winston-Salem Journal)
  • It’s the last day to shop at Primm’s on Burke Street. The boutique is relocating to 1214 Reynolda Rd. and will reopen on Saturday, April 20.
  • You can help the owner of Winston-Salem’s Bingo-Bango Fruit Soda Co. win up to $35,000 in the national Small Biz Challenge. Vote for Michael Robinson through April 26 to get him to the final round in Miami. (Winston-Salem Journal)
  • The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will kick off the 9th annual Parks Concert Series on Sunday, May 12 at Tanglewood Park. Hear Piedmont Wind Symphony perform with The Queen Bees at the free, family friendly concert from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Hear artist Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet discuss techniques and materials used in her latest exhibition “X ANNiS — Ten Years of Visual Reflections” today, April 16. The artist talk begins at 4 p.m. in the Main Gallery at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (251 N. Spruce St.).
  • Meet Winston-Salem’s semi-pro women’s basketball team and see them in action on Saturday, April 20. The Lady Warcats will host a meet and greet at 3 p.m. in the gym at Parkland High School (1600 Brewer Rd.) before facing off against the Pee Dee Bears from Mullins, SC at 4 p.m. — tickets start at $5.
  • Lower your energy bills before summer. Renewal by Andersen® will replace old windows with beautiful, energy-efficient windows — get a free quote and shop a limited-time spring savings event.*
Stay busy this summer
Orange slide and playground on black rubber material.
These camps can help stop the “summer slide”. | Photo by WStoday
There are plenty of summer camps to keep kids entertained when school is out. Here are five options to consider:
  • WFDD Radio Camp | Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28 | $300 | Middle and high school students will learn how to conduct interviews, write scripts, and use software.
  • Salem Gymnastics and Swim Totally Kids Camp | Monday, June 10-Friday, Aug. 9 | $275-$596 | Two swim lessons and two gymnastics lessons are included for campers ages 3.5 to 11.
  • Summit Summer | Monday, June 10-Friday, Aug. 2 | $250-$520 | The school opens 130 camps to the public for children age three through rising 10th graders.
  • Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks | Monday, June 17-Friday, Aug. 9 | $60-$70 | WePLAY Summer Camp and Teen Camp are available at recreation centers across the city.
  • The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem | Monday, July 8-Friday, Aug. 9 | $250-$575 | Kindergartners through rising 12th graders can learn the art of improv, comedy, and acting.
Pro tip: Spots fill quickly so you’ll want to register soon.
The Buy
This sleek outdoor side table that doubles as a cooler, perfect for the warmer days ahead. Pop the top off to reveal ice and your refreshing beverage of choice.
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