Jonesboro will have an additional $200,000 to use for a new downtown park.
The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism provided a grant of $200,000 for the City of Jonesboro to use for a neighborhood park in its downtown area. The matching grant will require a 50-percent match by the city.
According to a city news release, Mayor Harold Perrin has allocated $100,000 in the city’s 2021 budget for the matching grant. The match was approved by the Jonesboro City Council in June.
This new park is expected to be located on an empty lot at the southwest corner of Union and Monroe Streets in Jonesboro.
“With all the growth we are seeing downtown, from the promising prospects for the former Citizens Bank building to the new street lighting and development on Union, this is just perfect,” Perrin said in a statement. “Gov. Hutchinson and the Department of Parks and Tourism have really given us the opportunity to do something special with that space.”