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Community voices input on MacIntyre Park project

The city of Thomasville has a new multi-year plan to revitalize its parks. (Source:WALB) The city of Thomasville has a new multi-year plan to revitalize its parks. (Source:WALB)
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"Nor, for a big project like this have we ever had so much public input," said Brian Hermann, City Planner. (Source:WALB) "Nor, for a big project like this have we ever had so much public input," said Brian Hermann, City Planner. (Source:WALB)
"It's a jewel as far as im concerned, and im interested to see what happens," said Moon. (Source:WALB) "It's a jewel as far as im concerned, and im interested to see what happens," said Moon. (Source:WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

The city of Thomasville has a new multi-year plan to revitalize its parks.

The first park to get spruced up is MacIntyre Park.

During four days of workshops, the public gave their input on the park.

John Moon and his pup are frequent visitors to MacIntyre Park in Thomasville.

"We like it kinda the way it is, there is some things we would like to see changed," said Moon.

Good news for Moon and the rest of the Thomasville community is that very soon change will come to this 123 year old park.

"Nor, for a big project like this have we ever had so much public input," said Brian Hermann, City Planner.

Last week the city held a series of workshops, where design teams and city leaders talked with the community on what improvements they would like to see most.

During those four days a new design for the park was drafted.

"It really maintains the character of the park, it connects with the school and the center for the arts, and really pulls in the local neighborhood and makes it a true neighborhood park," said Hermann.

John brought several ideas to the table, but he focused on one the most..

"Oh probably the biggest thing is mitigation of the creek to make it a better water feature, water is an important aspect of the park so we were concerned about that," said Moon.

"We have this beautiful creek that flows right through the park and if we could not only clean it up but maybe open it up a little bit so the kids can get down and splash in the water," said Hermann.

For now, neighbors just have to be patient for the exciting renovations to come.

"It's a jewel as far as im concerned, and im interested to see what happens," said Moon.

About 500 people came out to the meetings.

Alot of them said it was very productive and they would like to see workshops like this more often.

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