Thompson's Station's Preservation Park was purchased and opened to the public in 2015. Currently the park has only gravel/mowed grass trails that lead into the park and a small gravel parking area at 1600 Thompson's Station Road West.
In the Summer/Fall of 2016, the Town completed a portion of the Greenway Trail from Tollgate Village through the Community Gardens to the edge of Preservation Park. The Greenway Trail will extend through Preservation Park and ultimately connect to the downtown.
In March 2016, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board adopted the Preservation Park Master Plan prepared by HFR Design. The new park plan proposes improvements such as an amphitheater, an expansion of the community gardens, trails and an education center. The plan also includes potential improvements for equestrian uses.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board also contracted Bob Richards of Bob’s Trails, Trees and Gardens to provide trail design, route marking and training on the construction of trails within the park. The two trails he designed and helped build are Battlefield and Depot Trails and each is slightly longer than a mile.
The stone amphitheater is currently being bid for construction that will include 70 seats in a semi-circle.
Stay tuned for the latest improvements in the park.