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City of Thomson Awarded Grant to Build Park

The City of Thomson will be getting a new park.  Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced last week that over $2.2 million dollars in funds has been awarded to the city and McDuffie County to construct a public park on Railroad Street near the county government center.

The park will include playgrounds, an amphitheater, picnic areas and other amenities.  “We wanted to focus on something that would give families a place to gather and have fun, while giving us another option for a venue for events,” said McDuffie County Manager David Crawley.

City officials say plans are in the works to include a walking trail, called the “Music Mile,” which would feature information along the route about local music history.

Thomson Mayor Kenneth Usry said, “This park is a very important piece of our plan to improve Thomson.”

City officials expect construction on the new park to begin later with completion expected roughly 18 months later.