Dog park meeting Sunday at Jonesboro Country Club


JONESBORO, Ark. – The Jonesboro Bark Park committee is preparing to kick off its fundraising campaign to build an off-leash dog park in Craighead Park.

The public is invited to a 6:30 p.m. Sunday meeting at Jonesboro Country Club. Anyone interested in helping the campaign should attend.

This campaign will be in cooperation with the City of Jonesboro, which will build and run the park.

All campaign contributions are tax deductible.

For more information on the meeting, the fundraising campaign, or the proposed dog park, visit or send an email to

From the about section of the Jonesboro Bark Park website:

The Jonesboro Bark Park Association, in conjunction and cooperation with the city of Jonesboro, is diligently working to develop an off-leash dog park in Craighead Forest Park.

This planned off-leash park will be a public park, owned and operated by the City of Jonesboro, where people and their dogs can safely play together.  It will offer dogs an off-leash area where their owners can enjoy a park-like setting and the opportunity to socialize with other dogs and their owners.  Dog Parks are being established all over the United States because they offer a wealth of benefits to dogs, dog owners, and their communities as a whole.

Off-leash dog parks are more than just a place for dogs to run and roam.  They are an opportunity for dogs to exercise and socialize safely with other dogs, and they promote responsible dog ownership.  They are also an outlet for dog owners to socialize, and they make for a better community by promoting public health and safety.

To develop an off-leash dog park in Craighead Forest Park, they are seeking to raise funds privately.  The goal is to raise $200,000.  The fully developed site will include three separate off-leash areas for small, medium, and large dogs that will include park benches, tables, trash receptacles, and water fountains for dogs and their owners, and several play stations for the dogs.  It will also include an open patio area where owners and their leashed dogs can rest before or after using the off-leash area.  Restrooms will also be available, as well as off –street parking.

City of Jonesboro Press Release

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