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RIBBON CUTTINGS SCHEDULED TO CELEBRATE PARK UPGRADES

The City of Thomasville’s initiatives to improve the community’s public greenspaces hit a milestone last week when new playground equipment was installed at MacIntyre Park. This week, installation will begin for new equipment at Weston Park. Both parks were the focus of recent public visioning discussions that allowed citizens to work with City planners to map the future of these popular public spaces. “Both of these parks are very important in our community and are loved by the...



IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE FOR CITY PARKS

Thomasville city parks are enjoying a revitalization, thanks to the City of Thomasville’s focus on a strategic initiative to improve its community’s greenspaces. The process, which will be completed over several years, kicked off last month with a citywide planning effort for MacIntyre Park. Now, the focus turns to Remington Park, Francis Weston Park and Paradise Park. Remington Park, located at Remington Avenue near Pinetree Boulevard, will soon receive new playground equipment. The...



COMMUNITY SHARES IDEAS FOR MACINTYRE PARK

The future of MacIntyre Park took center stage at a four-day workshop geared toward generating plans to improve the use of the park’s 14 acres of historical greenspace. During the week of October 26-29, more than 300 people including City of Thomasville staff, area students, education stakeholders and neighborhood citizens met with top design professionals to develop a masterplan for MacIntyre Park’s future. “Maintaining the character of the park was a key theme that resonated with...



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CITY ASKS FOR PREFERENCES ON MACINTYRE PARK IMPROVEMENTS

THOMASVILLE, GA – October 18, 2016 – The City of Thomasville has established five locations around the community for citizens to offer their ideas about improvements for MacIntyre Park. The idea sharing is a preliminary activity to the more in-depth improvement planning events that will be held on October 27 - October 29, 2016. “Having these displays around town is a great way for citizens to participate in the planning session, especially if they will not be able to attend one...



THOMASVILLE LAUNCHES MULTI-YEAR PARK ENHANCEMENT PLAN

THOMASVILLE, GA – October 4, 2016 – Exciting plans are in the works for some of Thomasville’s most beloved green spaces. The City of Thomasville will begin in October a strategic initiative to improve its community’s city parks. The process will emphasize public engagement and will be completed over several years; MacIntyre Park will be the first to receive a citywide planning effort this fall. “MacIntyre Park is a great place to start,” explains Mayor Hobbs. “It was one of...



PLANNING DEPARTMENT RECEIVES AWARD

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ announced on Thursday that the City of Thomasville was selected to host a community planning workshop to improve MacIntyre Park. As a CIRD award recipient, the City of Thomasville will receive a $10,000 stipend to support a community planning workshop and follow-up sessions. The City will also receive in-kind design expertise and technical assistance valued at $35,000, as well as additional support through webinars, conference calls, and web-based...



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LOCAL STUDENTS PRESENT PARK IMPROVEMENT TO COUNCILMEMBERS

Councilmember Jay Flowers and Councilmember Don Sims played host to a group of promising young minds Tuesday morning in the City Council Chambers. Fifth grade students from Thomasville City Schools' Enriching Gifted and Talented Students program presented their ideas on how to improve MacIntyre Park and create a greater amenity for the community. Thomasville Scholar’s Academy Gifted Services Consultant Katie Chastain explained that the project was just a fun way to engage kids in a real...