Watertown lawmakers pave way for new Thompson Park plan

Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 6:28 AM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The Watertown city council has opened the door to update Thompson Park’s master plan.

In a meeting Monday night, lawmakers unanimously approved a resolution directing city staff to gather proposals for a new plan.

It would be used as a guide for future changes.

Watertown City Manager Ken Mix spelled out what developments may need to be made.

“Parking is becoming a bigger issue with more stuff going on up there,” he said. “Electrical system, the street lighting system, the sewer system, water, all that needs to be looked at -- along with the plantings, the tree plantings, that make the park the park.”

The last plan for the park was written up in 1985.

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