'Friends' Group Proposes Thompson Park Visitors Center

'Friends' Group Proposes Thompson Park Visitors Center

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A volunteer group says Thompson Park should have a visitors center.

The Rev. Fred Garry with Friends of Thompson Park was at Monday night's Watertown city council work session.

He proposed the idea of a visitor center at the top of Thompson Park.

One of the locations discussed was the area next to a planned splash pad. 

Garry says the building could house the history of the park and could also be a family friendly place to welcome people to Watertown.

At one point, he said, the zoo entranced was envisioned as a sport of visitors center.

"People go to the zoo, of course, at Thompson Park, but they do a lot of other things," he said.

Garry says the proposed center would be nearly two times the size of the city council chambers and would be consistent with the Olmsted park design. 

There's no word on how much the project would cost.

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