City of Thomasville Park Reservation Procedures
In observance of Governor Brian Kemp’s Executive Orders and CDC guidelines as related to gatherings of large groups, the City of Thomasville is suspending reservations of public parks for group gatherings of 50 or more. Park reservations for 49 people or fewer can be made by filling out a Park Reservation form or calling 229-227-7001.
Rental applications for the Municipal Auditorium and the Ritz Amphitheater will resume for dates after July 13th. Implementation and adherence to all requirements for live performance venues as outlined in the Governor’s Executive Orders must be followed by any group or individual renting the facilities. Applications are available here or by calling 229-227-7001. All citizens are advised to stay informed, follow guidelines, and practice safe social distancing.
Although there are numerous parks within the City limits, there are only a few parks for which reservations for park structures are accepted for weddings, reunions, and other various activities. These are The Big Oak Gazebo (Elizabeth Ireland Poe Park), Thomasville Rose Garden Gazebo, Cherokee Lake Park Pavilion #1, and Francis Weston Park Pavilion. All other park structures are available to be used on a first-come, first served basis. Please click here for more detailed park information.
Normal hours of availability are from sunrise to sunset. There is no charge for the use of any city park. Please note that when reserving a park, you are, in fact, reserving specific structures and that portion of the park where they are located. Because all city parks are public property, your reservation does not constitute exclusive use of the entire park area in total. The use of inflatable or motorized carnival type activities is prohibited.
For more information or questions regarding park reservations, please call (229) 227-7089 or e-mail Reserveapark@thomasville.org.
HOW TO RESERVE A PARK
A reservation cannot be officially put on the calendar until all forms are completed.
All reservations must be made at least ten (10) business days in advance. Reservations will be accepted 11 months in advance. Any changes such as change of date, facility, time, etc., MUST be in writing and signed by the person who made the initial request.
A repeated or multiple booking is any request for a second reservation for the same park in the same month, or reservations in consecutive months.
Park hours of availability are from sunrise to sunset. Reservations are not accepted during major holidays (for example: July 4th, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc.); however, the park is a public place and can be utilized if the area is not already in use.
Applications can be dropped off at the City of Thomasville Marketing Department Offices, located at 111 Victoria Place; faxed to (229) 227-3366; or e-mailed to Reserveapark@thomasville.org. Please include a contact number on your application. No reservations will be taken over the phone.
Although a reservation fee is not charged for park usage, the reservation holder is responsible for any damages to City parks and park structures. A park inspection will be held following a booked reservation. Should property damage be incurred or should excessive clean-up efforts be necessary, the reservation holder will be billed.
Please note that charges are not billed for normal maintenance efforts.
Any person or organization reserving a park structure is requested to notify the City of Thomasville Marketing Department immediately of cancellations, as there may be a waiting list for the park.
The City reserves the rights to cancel a reservation with at least thirty (30) days notice, at anytime a group or individual violates Park regulations, or if the Facilities Director deems the park to be unusable or unsafe.