City Edition August 2017

Quarry Park Ribbon Cutting on Aug. 15
Salem Lake Pier and Boat Ramp Now Open
34th Annual National Night Out Held Aug. 1
Winston-Salem Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks
Winston-Salem Named North Carolina's "Tree City USA of the Year"

City Quarry Park Ribbon Cutting on Aug. 15

City residents are invited to join Mayor Allen Joines and members of the City Council at a ribbon -cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Quarry Park at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. The park, at 2450 Reynolds Park Road, is the site of a former Vulcan quarry and include overlooks, an observation pier, bathrooms, and green space. The project also includes construction of the Waughtown Connector, a greenway that connects the Waughtown area to the park and extends to the Peachtree Greenway to provide access from Reynolds Park and the Salem Creek Greenway.

Voters approved $5 million for Quarry Park and the Waughtown Connector in the November 2014 bond referendum. For more information about these and other bond projects go to

Quarry Park photo from drone

Salem Lake Pier and Boat Ramp Now Open

The fishing pier, boat ramp and main parking lot at Salem Lake have reopened, but the parking lots for the Salem Lake Trail at the Point and on Linville Road have been closed for construction of restrooms, a playground and parking lot improvements. Fishing from the bank, which had been allowed while the pier was closed to the public, will no longer be permitted. The marina office will remain closed and boat rentals will not be available. READ MORE

Salem Laker's repaved main parking lot

34th Annual National Night Out Held Aug. 1

Neighborhoods throughout Winston-Salem joined with thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 1, for the 34th annual National Night Out for crime and drug prevention. From 6 to 9 p.m., residents in neighborhoods throughout Winston-Salem and across the nation locked their doors, turned on their outside lights and spent the evening outside with neighbors and police.

Local observance of National Night Out was officially opened at the West Salem Civic Club, 1010 Hutton St., where Mayor Allen Joines, members of the City Council, city officials, police officers, and local residents kicked off National Night Out.

Winston-Salem Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

Winston-Salem has been awarded a $1.87 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop, implement and practice a sustainable, regional approach for responding to a coordinated terrorist attack. The competitive grant for $1,868,050 was among 29 grants totaling $35.9 million to state, regional and local governments under the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks. Winston-Salem’s was the fifth-largest grant overall and the largest awarded to a local government. READ MORE

Winston-Salem Named North Carolina’s “Tree City USA of the Year”

Winston-Salem has been named North Carolina’s Tree City USA of the Year for 2017 by the North Carolina Forest Service, in recognition of the city’s ongoing program to promote and protect its urban forest, and in particular for its efforts to educate homeowners and utilities about proper tree maintenance. Winston-Salem was selected from among the nine North Carolina municipalities that were eligible for the award by virtue of having received a Growth Award in 2016 from Tree City USA. Entries were judged for impact, quality, innovation and the degree to which the work serves as a worthy example for others to follow. READ MORE

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City Edition 2017 

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Allen Joines

City Council
Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore
Denise D. Adams
Dan Besse
Robert C. Clark
John C. Larson
Jeff MacIntosh
Derwin L. Montgomery
James Taylor, Jr.

City Manager
Lee D. Garrity

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