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Thomasville launches plan to revitalize city parks

MacIntyre Park is one of many parks in Thomasville that could soon get a facelift. (Source:WALB) MacIntyre Park is one of many parks in Thomasville that could soon get a facelift. (Source:WALB)
"That will give us a good taste for what type of crowd we could get and how we could actually program the park for events in the future," said Hermann. (Source:WALB) "That will give us a good taste for what type of crowd we could get and how we could actually program the park for events in the future," said Hermann. (Source:WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

MacIntyre Park is one of many parks in Thomasville that could soon get a facelift.

"We want to really make it a destination for the entire city and the community," said Brian Hermann, City Planner.

Earlier this year the city received an award from the citizens' institute for rural design that came with $40,000 in design help.

"We're going to have four designers come in from around the country to help us with this effort," said Hermann.

From playground equipment to learning opportunities for students, they plan to completely revitalize the one hundred and 23 year old park.

"For it to be a place where the community can come hang out and you feel that sense of place and we really want to accentuate that environment if possible," said Hermann.

In spring the city plans to start work on Weston park and then by next fall they hope to begin work on paradise park.

The Thomasville Entertainment Foundation plans to host its first ever event at MacIntyre Park later this month.

"That will give us a good taste for what type of crowd we could get and how we could actually program the park for events in the future," said Hermann.

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