Bainbridge Lions Club hears about Chason Park from Roy Oliver

Published 5:43 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2024

The members of Bainbridge Lions Club, gathered for a regular luncheon meeting late in 2023, heard about current and future developments of Chason Park.  Mr. Roy Oliver, Assistant City Manager for the City of Bainbridge, told the Lions of activities that started in 2018 when a master plan was developed.  The Chason Park Project will provide a continuous park corridor to connect downtown Bainbridge to the Boat Basin Park on the Flint River.

When completed, Chason Park will include six miles of trails.  There will be enjoyable features and attractions for visitors and local citizens of all ages.  A playground and water features will emphasize the natural elements of the setting, and there will be interpretive information that is both entertaining and informative.  Visitors to Chason Park will see how we are all connected to the nature around us. Serving as a model, Park planning incorporates responsible use of resources.  For example, all water used in the park is captured, filtered, and returned directly to the river.

Park design also includes ramps that make it ADA accessible, and plans include a rotunda that will serve as a setting for community events.  The visibility and charm of the Park will create a desirable framework for redevelopment of areas in decline.  Using local suppliers for materials and supplies required for Park development will boost Bainbridge economy.

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Looking forward to the coming year 2024 and beyond, Chason Park will showcase the best of Bainbridge and Decatur County.