THOMASVILLE — A former Thomasville City Council member and the Thomas County Branch of the NAACP president voiced concerns Monday about city parks and recreation.

City parks are a valuable assets as open places during the COVID pandemic, former council member Terry Scott told city council.

He asked for the city to "revitalize" Northside Park. 

"It's the perfect location to provide for family gatherings," Scott said.

Luncinda Brown, NAACP branch president, gave council members a document suggesting park improvements.

Brown said she was asked to give city officials a list of recreation additions and/or improvements the NAACP would like to see in the community.

"There are two areas that are underserved on different sides of town," the document stated. "The south and north sides are the areas."

Brown also presented the document to the Thomasville-Thomas County Recreation Advisory Board on Monday.

Items listed include:

• Family swimming pool and recreation area with a fun slide for children

• Upgraded tennis courts

• More playground equipment

• Pavilions for family picnics

• Weston YMCA upgrades

City Manager Alan Carson said he will address the concerns with the recreation advisory board.

"Weston Park is the No. 1 priority," Carson said. 

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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