CHEROKEE LAKE PARK RIBBON CUTTING PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH

One of Thomasville’s most loved public greenspaces is now reopened for the community’s enjoyment. After many months of work, the Cherokee Lake Park improvement project is now nearly complete, and the walking trail and other amenities are now fully available for public use. “At this stage, the project is substantially complete, with only minor clean-up items remaining to be addressed,” says Eve Geyer, City of Thomasville Project Manager. “Soon the final improvements will be made...



PROGRESS CONTINUES AT CHEROKEE LAKE

While there have been delays in an improvement project for one of Thomasville’s most popular parks, City staff reports that construction continues at Cherokee Lake. Kellerman Construction and the City of Thomasville have been moving forward with several key elements in the project, including improving and repairing all of the boardwalks and docks, dredging in the north end of the lake, and rehabilitating the park restrooms. “Overall, this project has continued, despite delays that are...



CHEROKEE LAKE IMPROVEMENTS IN FULL SWING

Construction has officially begun at Cherokee Lake Park. The project was started last summer and will include repairs to the spillway dam and a widened trail on the west side, among other repairs and enhancements. The project will also connect the park’s walking paths to the 15-mile Community Trail, which will ultimately connect all city parks and neighborhoods. Portions of the park are currently closed to protect the public. Walking trails on the east side of the lake, including the...



CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN AT CHEROKEE LAKE

Construction is set to begin next month at Cherokee Lake Park. The project, which was started last summer, will include repairs to the spillway dam and a widened trail on the west side, among other repairs and enhancements. The project will also connect the park’s walking paths to the 15-mile Community Trail, which will ultimately connect all city parks and neighborhoods. In preparation of construction, lighting will be removed on the west side of the lake. “Unfortunately, we must...



CHEROKEE LAKE UPDATE

An improvement project for Cherokee Lake Park is well underway, and City officials report that while the lake continues to drain, citizens are cautioned to limit their usage to the portions of the park that remain open. These portions include the pavilions, playground and walking trail. Boat access and wading into the lake and lake bed are prohibited at this time. “While Cherokee Lake is draining, the lake is closed,” said Jerry Pionessa, Assistant City Manager/City Engineer. “Park...



WORK BEGINS AT CHEROKEE LAKE PARK

The improvement project announced previously by the City of Thomasville for Cherokee Lake Park is now officially underway, with the goal to fully return one of Thomasville’s most popular green spaces to the community in early 2018. Beginning this week, City crews began draining the lake, which is necessary so that repairs can be made to the dam. “The dam has developed some holes, and there is seepage occurring from the lake,” said Jerry Pionessa, Assistant City Manager/City...



IMPROVEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR CHEROKEE LAKE PARK

The City of Thomasville has announced an improvement plan for Cherokee Lake Park that will eventually connect the Community Trail with one of Thomasville’s most popular public green spaces. While the park was not initially included in the 2017 park improvement initiative, repairs needed to the spillway dam have given City of Thomasville engineers an opportunity to address other concerns around the lake. “The dam has developed some holes, and there is seepage occurring from the...