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Thompson Park

805 Newman Springs Road

The Park System Headquarters are located in this 667 acre park, which was established in 1968 with a donation of 215 acres from the estate of Geraldine Livingston Thompson.

The park features several areas with names that remind visitors about its rich history. The Estate Grounds section includes the beginnings of a beautiful Memorial Tree Grove and the site of the former Geraldine and Lewis Thompson mansion. The Old Orchard area provides easy access to the 14 miles of trails within the park and is reminiscent of the former Thompson family apple orchard. The Filly Run area is home to the park's playground and also provides access to the park trails, specifically the 4.9 mile paved trail loop. The Three Barn section is named for the two large horse barns (now Theatre Barn and Activity Barn) and a cow barn

Thompson Park has opportunities for varied recreational interests including 14 miles of multiple-use trails (4.9 miles paved), a playground, tennis courts, a fishing lake for canoes/kayaks and electric-powered boats, a seasonal group picnic facility, Creative Arts Center, and off-leash dog area.


Carl Willms

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Nice park to take dogs for a walk. The lake loop has a nice variety of views, farm fields ,lake, shaded wooded sections, and open fields. Mostly paved but about 1/3 is a wide tractor cut grassy trail that is less traveled.

Raakesh Blokhra

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Great park for those who like different flavors of outdoors. Lake for kayaking, trails for hiking, biking, playground for kids, lot of wildlife for photographers and good seasonal activities. I spend a lot of time here.

Courtrena Gillespie

Friday, July 20, 2018
Great place for walking my dog. There is also a nice fenced in area where you can let your dog run loose.

Steven Mammolito

Friday, July 6, 2018
A lot to do here. Great playgrounds, a running track around the park, and a very large off leash dog park. The only reason it's not 5 stars is because restrooms are sparse in the park.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Great park to walk or bike around. Saw a fox family, lots of deer, a turtle crossing a path. It is very peaceful and lots of nature around

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