The Winston Square Park on South Marshall Street, built around an amphitheater and fountain, offers an open space in the heart of downtown. Families play there with their children. Teenagers ride skate boards. Grown men play chess while some come simply to stretch their legs on a sunny afternoon. The city opened the park in 1982, with help from Arthur Cotton Moore, a Washington, D.C. preservationist, to turn a parking lot into a public performance venue next to Sawtooth School for Visual Arts.
The Youth Expression Wall shows words and drawings by children and, teenagers and young adults, age 21 and younger. “For the park, it adds creative, artistic beauty,” said the Human Relations Director of Winston Salem Wanda Allen-Abraha.