Friends of the Greenway Membership

Nature needs good friends like you! Click here to join now.

With an annual donation of $500 you can become a Friend of the Greenway. Friends of the Greenway was founded in 1995 as an annual giving campaign to promote and advance the mission of the Greenway. When you join Friends of the Greenway, you help preserve the 2,100 acres of natural wonder filled with native wildlife and more than 100 species of wildflowers. 

Friend Benefits Include:

  • Annual Family Membership

  • Guest Passes

  • Socials and Activities 

  • and more! 

Annual New Friend Challenge: Bridge Club 112

As a non-profit 501(c)3, the Greenway relies on donations, both corporate and individual, in order to bridge the gap between costs to operate the Greenway and revenues from programs and membership fees. The same way our Greenway bridges help users connect to its trail system, the Friends of the Greenway serve as a bridge that connects our hundreds of thousands of users to this protected natural resource by making gifts that support our operations.

This year, we are happy to introduce the annual New Friends Challenge: Bridge Club 112. Our most well-known swinging bridge spans 112 feet and is a critical connection between the Dairy Barn and Lake Haigler sides of the Greenway. Our goal is to recruit one new Friend for every foot of that bridge! 

As the Greenway grows, so does our need for annual sustainable funding, and we hope you will join us by becoming a Friend of the Greenway and recruiting your friends and neighbors to join! See link below for a complete list of benefits.

2017 Friends Events:

Private Tour of Ms. Close's Gardens Quarterly Social
April 6, 6p.m.
The White Homestead

Friends of the Greenway Dinner 
April 21, 6p.m.
Adventure Center

Wine in the Woods Quarterly Social
May 23, 6p.m.
Greenway Nature Center

Summer Concert Series
Every Thursday, 6:30p.m.
Comporium Amphitheater

S'mores with Friends! 
October 12, 6p.m.
Bob Reid Field Trial Barn 

Holiday Social 
December 12, 6p.m.
The Springfield House 


2017 Friends VIP Tent at Greenway Events: 

21st Anniversary Earth Day Celebration!
April 22, 10a.m.
Dairy Barn Entrance

Summer Concert Series 
Every Thursday, 6:30p.m
Comporium Amphitheater 

Fiddle N' Pig Shindig
September 9, 11a.m.
Dairy Barn Entrance

Your Gift Matters:

231,000 visitors hiked, biked, kayaked, fished or just got close to nature at the Greenway last year.

$121,000 provided in financial assistance to help families afford summer camps, recreational programming and afterschool care.

16,100 students discovered learning through nature in our environmental education programs.

4,500 children who experienced a summer camp they will never forget.

5,657 volunteer hours given back to the Greenway. 

$353 are spent per acre each year to manage the Greenway's 2,100 acres of natural resources including trails, lakes, streams, forests and pastures.

40 miles of trail are maintained for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, trail running, dog walking and much more.