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Preservation Park

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Thompson's Station 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 Rd West.  Preservation Park is the largest park in Thompson's Station with over 200 acres of natural landscape.  Formerly a local grazing pasture, this property was once part of the Battle of Thompson's Station, a noteworthy confederate victory in the Civil War.


The Park Master Plan has been developed and is available to view here.


Rental Application

The pavilion at Preservation Park is available for rent by filling out an online pavilion request form when you visit a specific pavilion's sub-facility page.  Look for the "Request Reservation Button" on the Preservation Pavilion sub-page, listed below.


Rental Fee

The park pavilions can be rented with a deposit of $150 with up to $100 of the deposit refundable if the pavilion is left clean and all trash removed from the pavilion area.


Park Layout

A map of the park layout (PDF) is available for download.


PARK RULES

1. Hours of use are Dawn to Dusk, unless approved by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board through an Event Permit or by the BOMA through a Special Event Permit. 

2. All dogs shall be leashed, except within the fenced areas at Nutro Dog Park. Dogs shall always be under the control of their owner/caretaker. All dog waste shall be cleaned up by the owner/caretaker. 

3. Adult supervision is required for all minor children. 

4. The following are strictly prohibited: 

a. The consumption, possession, or usage of alcohol; b. Smoking, including vaping; c. The use of personal fireworks and/or sparklers; d. Weapons; e. Glass containers; f. Harvesting firewood and/or cutting/removal of any trees; g. Fires, except for the grills provided in Sarah Benson Park; h. Littering and/or dumping; i. Signs/bills, including political signs; j. Hunting; k. Removal of cultural/historic artifacts. This includes a prohibition of metal detecting, unless associated with a Town approved archeological/historic investigation; an approved educational program/class; a state sponsored archeological/historical; or request by law enforcement.; l. Unauthorized motorized vehicles, including drones; m. Camping/Overnight Parking; n. Commercial/For-profit activities, unless approve by the Parks Board in advance; o. External equipment (bouncy house, tents, trailers, port-a-potties, etc.) unless approved as part of an Event or Special Permit. 

5. Any event over thirty (35) people or as deemed by Town Staff shall require the approval of an Event Permit from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Event organizers are solely responsible for all activities associated with their event, including clean up. Special Events may also be authorized by the BOMA. 

In addition to the General Rules & Procedures, the following park-specific rules & procedures apply: Preservation Park Specific Rules: PP1. Hiking is at the user’s sole risk. Preservation Park, as a nature reserve, may contain an array of wildlife, including: deer, coyotes, snakes, skunks, rabbits, and other wild animals, as well as natural obstacles. PP2. Horses are prohibited. PP3. Trailers/Horse trailers are prohibited. PP4. Access to the Community Garden shall be limited to those who have reserved and paid for a plot. During the growing season, the Community Garden shall be closed to the general public. 

Subfacilities

  1. Preservation Pavilion

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