The City of Jonesboro Parks and Recreation Department won multiple awards this week at the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Convention in Fort Smith.
Last September’s Downtown BBQ Fest was declared Festival of the Year among festivals that have run for 11 or more years, while the inaugural Christmas at the Park won for Festivals of four years or fewer.
The Jonesboro Parks’ Target Golf range won Program of the Year.
“I’m so proud that our city was recognized, and I am especially proud of our Parks Department staff, and the leadership of Danny Kapales,” Mayor Harold Perrin said. “The get so much done with not so many resources, and this is a tribute to their achievements.”
Kapales was voted President-Elected of the Arkansas Parks Association by the group’s membership. He will serve as president-elect in 2021 and president in 2022.
“I am honored to be part of this great association that guides Arkansas parks to be some of the finest in the country,” Kapales said.
Jonesboro Parks and Recreation Director Danny Kapales and Christmas at the Park Director Adam Sartin accept awards at the annual Arkansas Recreation and Parks Convention in Fort Smith this week.