Thomasville holds ribbon cutting for student-inspired park

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 9, 2017

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- A couple years ago, a class of fifth graders in Thomasville wanted to turn a school project into a reality. Now as middle schoolers, their plans have come to fruition.

The City of Thomasville invested $80,000 into their project to improve the city park. The students said going down the older slides were uncomfortable, and the park needed cleaning. The City replaced and added equipment, including a zip line.

The students attended the ribbon cutting of the new Macintyre Park Thursday morning.

Eighth grader Jocelyn Watson said, “It’s inspiring because I can inspire myself by knowing that I can do that, and I can inspire others by saying ‘If I did that, you can do it as well.’”

Now, the City says it’s focusing on ways to improve local parks after the class presented their ideas to the council.

Over the next several years, the City plans to link all parks with a 13 mile trail throughout the community.