JONESBORO, Ark. – The City of Jonesboro has completed new additions to the Rev. Lewellen Park on North Main Street.
After obtaining Community Development Block Grant funding in excess of $70,000, the city purchased and installed significant playground equipment upgrades that will serve ages 10 and up, as well as a new canopy for shade and picnics.
“The existing wooden pavilion was old and the playground only catered to 3- to 10-year-olds,” City Parks Director Wixson Huffstetler said. “The new playground serves kids 10 and up. We feel good about these updates to the park. They were much needed.”
The new “Venti” playground packs 20 activities into a compact space, including nets, slides, belts and climbers to provide fun and challenges that promote physical development and strategic thinking, while creating hangouts where kids can take a break and connect with others.
“We have parks all around the city for the children of all our neighborhoods and keeping them nice is a top priority,” Mayor Harold Perrin said. “This gives the kids in the Lewellen Park neighborhood some really nice, new equipment, and our grant writers found the funding for it. We are grateful for the CDBG program and always ensure any grant funds that Jonesboro receives are put to good use.”
Press Release – City of Jonesboro