JONESBORO, Ark. – A project that has produced a centerpiece gazebo at Jonesboro’s CWL Park is an example of a key way cities looking to continue to grow and make progress without new taxes can meet future demands.
The public-private partnership between the City of Jonesboro and the West End Association combined monies obtained through a Community Block Development Grant with fundraising efforts of the neighborhood association to build a gazebo for the resurrected and refurbished park near downtown Jonesboro.
“It gives me joy to see children playing and enjoying the park, and this beautiful gazebo is exactly the type of public-private partnership that good cities all around America are providing to keep their hometowns vibrant,” Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin said.
Perrin and officers of the West End Association gathered in the park this week to celebrate the opening of the gazebo and the refurbished park, which has new playground equipment, soccer fields and will soon have two half-court basketball courts.