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James Parkway & Puryear Drive Improvement & Thomas Park Plan

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The city plans improvements to Mabel Clare Thomas Park and James Parkway and Puryear Drive from Francis Drive to Kyle Avenue. In addition to these near-term improvements, the city is developing a long-range park plan for the park's southern section that sits between Francis Drive and Kyle Avenue.

The city is developing a plan that reflects the community's needs and character and recognizes the park's importance to neighbors and city residents. Tree preservation is a priority and will be given thoughtful consideration in the roadway and park improvements and during the park plan's development.

James Parkway and Puryear Drive Improvements  and Mabel Clare Thomas Park Plan

Proposed improvements to James Parkway, Puryear Drive, and Mabel Clare Thomas Park include:

  • Rehabilitating the roadways.
  • Upgrading drainage in the park and along the roadways.
  • Adding and improving sidewalks and lighting.

  • The improvements could be constructed as early as late 2022 and funded through the city's Capital Projects and Parks and Recreation departments.

    Since Mabel Clare Thomas Park's pool was removed, the community has been interested in identifying the park's next steps. The city is developing a long-range park plan for the section south of Francis Drive and would implement improvements in phases once the plan is adopted. The park plan identifies no funding for the construction or implementation of the improvements.

    Potential plan elements include:

  • Improving ADA accessibility and parking.
  • Adding historical markers.
  • Improving or adding park amenities.


    SUMMER 2021
    Project kick-off, data collection & analysis.

    FALL 2021
    Share and collect feedback on proposed roadway improvements and draft park plan at a virtual community meeting.

    LATE 2021
    Finalize roadway improvements and the park plan.

    SPRING 2022
    Share final roadway improvements and park plan at community meeting.

    LATE 2022
    Construction of roadway rehabilitation, drainage, and sidewalk Improvements.

    Phased implementation of park plan improvements.

    Contact Information

    Susan M. Monnat, P.E.Project ManagerCapital Projects979.764.5028
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