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CITY WELCOMES COMMUNITY INPUT DURING PARADISE PARK DESIGN CHARRETTE

The City of Thomasville’s Planning Department has scheduled a design charrette for Paradise Park to be held November 26th-29th. Martha Reynolds, Neighborhood Planner for the City of Thomasville, says community input is needed. “We value the opinions of those who utilize our beautiful parks,” says Reynolds. “That is why we’ve created this unique four-day event that is an opportunity for everyone in our community to give us feedback on what they envision for the future of Paradise...



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BROOKWOOD'S DESIGN THINKING CLASS SHARES A NEW VISION FOR PARADISE PARK WITH CITY STAFF

A group of local eighth graders have big ideas for the City of Thomasville’s Paradise Park. Students and teachers from Brookwood School’s Design Thinking class made a presentation to City of Thomasville staff recently, which included a focus on making Paradise Park more secure and kid friendly. The class, now in its second year, is led by teachers Joshua Hanke and Melissa Brown. They said that when looking for a class project, the class wanted to target an area that could potentially...



PARADISE PARK TREES EVALUATED

Thomasville’s public parks and greenspaces have received much attention throughout 2016, and City leaders say this focus on a strategic initiative to improve its community’s greenspaces will continue in 2017. For Paradise Park, 2017 will bring a community planning initiative to shape the park’s future. The groundwork for these improvements has begun with a tree survey that yielded surprising results. “In October, we worked with an arborist certified by the International Society...