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Posted on: March 22, 2021

GROUNDWORK BEGINS ON POCKET PARK IN DOWNTOWN DOUGLAS

DDA members on vacant lot

The City of Douglas and the Downtown Development Authority are partnering together for the development of a vacant lot into a usable pocket park in the main street area of the downtown district. Sitework has begun on the lot and once the initial phase is complete the space will be open for use for public and private events.  The first phase of the park will create a passive atmosphere with limited amenities for visitors and citizens while shopping and enjoying downtown.  “We are excited about this new project downtown,” says Mayor Tony Paulk.  “Our downtown is the heart of the City and projects such as these bring new opportunities for growth and leisure enjoyment to our downtown.”  

Picture cutline: Members of the Downtown Development Authority and Mayor Paulk met with Project Manager Josh Ethridge on Friday, March 19, to discuss the park.  (L-R) Michael Newton, Jemesha Wesley, Johnny Wilkerson, Scott Moore (DDA Chairman), Mayor Tony Paulk, Josh Ethridge (Project Manager), and Brian Norris (DDA Vice Chairman)

DDA members on vacant lot











Vacant Lot on Madison Avenue that will become the pocket park.

Photo of vacant lot on Madison Avenue












Proposed rendering of the anticipated look of the park once fully completed.

Rendering of anticipated look once park is completed


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