Perrin, city leaders to examine aquatics centers

Press Release – City of Jonesboro

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin and other city personnel will soon visit several regional cities to look at aquatic centers.

“I have attended swim meets at our city pool over the summer, and while our people have done an excellent job, it is very apparent we need a new aquatic center, and we need it today,” Perrin said. The Jonesboro contingent intends to visit Bentonville, as well as Tupelo and Tunica, Mississippi, to compare aquatic centers. An itinerary has not been finalized but the visits could begin as soon as late next week.

The immediate goal is to build an Olympic-size pool, a therapy pool with zero-depth entry, and an indoor splash pad.

“These pools will provide not only places for swim meets and recreation, but handicap-accessible therapy, corporate events, birthday parties, scuba diving certifications and high school swim teams,”  said City Parks and Recreation Director Wixson Huffstetler, who is leading the aquatics center project.

In addition to the aquatics center, Perrin has met with multiple investors interested in locating a water park in Jonesboro.

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