The city of Watkinsville, in northeast Georgia, is investing in itself by acquiring the 100-acre Thomas family farm, the largest parcel of undeveloped land in the city. The new park will more than double the city’s usable greenspace, preserving it for Oconee County residents and limiting future development on the pristine property. The parcel is nestled in between four existing Watkinsville neighborhoods and will eventually be linked directly to the city’s downtown via sidewalk. Watkinsville Mayor Brian Brodrick says one of the city’s goals is to have “every Watkinsville resident to live within an easy walk of meaningful greenspace.” The new Thomas Farm Park will do just that for generations of Watkinsville residents to come.
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