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Chason Park in Bainbridge to undergo renovations

Posted at 6:24 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 18:24:35-05

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — A much needed change is headed to one South Georgia park.

Chason Park in Bainbridge will soon have a new look and feel.

The news of renovations at Chason Park in Bainbridge has people excited about what this could mean for the future of the city.

"I feel like this will bring in other people from Havana, Quincy and all around and it will start something new," said Denise Webb, Owner of LTL Flowers.

Webb has lived in Bainbridge her whole life. For 62 years, she has watched the city change and develop.

When she heard about the upgrades coming to Chason Park, she couldn't help but think how it could positively impact those who call Bainbridge home.

"It's something for kids--- our kids are the new generation and the elders are the ones that started the generation so anything that an older couple can go and see and see their grand kids play and do things. I think is wonderful," said Webb.

Chason Park stretches along the Flint River. Bainbridge's City Council recently approved around $3 million to add upgrades TO enhance the visitor experience at the park.

They will include, an upgraded river walk, playground, dog park. It's a change the Maxwell family has been waiting for.

"We've lived here 10 years or so and we haven't really had anything like that. It gives her something to do," said Shelby Maxwell.

The city is already busy at work. Choosing Chason Park to re-develop was something that city leaders knew needed to be done.

"The river is our biggest tourist draw. People come here from Georgia, Florida, and Alabama to use this river for boating for fishing, for duck hunting and for a variety of activities," said Chris Hobby, City Manager. "We think this will make that even better. We think this will make it a more attractive area to visit."

The park is expected to be finished in 18 months.