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Story published: 04-17-2013 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

Newest park will be named through youth contest

The name of the town’s newest park will be up to Jonesborough’s youngest residents.

A small park is being constructed on town property along a walkway in The Meadows subdivision. The walkway and park project is being implemented through grant funding.

The walkway will be a north extension from Persimmon Ridge Park and will access the north side of Highway 11E through an old cattle crossing under the highway. It will proceed through The Meadows subdivision and cross Goldenrod Lane, ending just beyond that point at a road currently being constructed.

The park will be located off of Goldenrod Lane, adjacent to the walkway and will include a pavilion, trees and playground equipment.

Members of Jonesborough’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee have decided to host a contest for school age children to name the new park.

The contest is open to anyone under age 17. Each contest participant may submit up to three suggested park names. Entry forms can be obtained at town hall during normal business hours or online at www.jonesboroughtn.org. Entries must be received by Thursday, May 16, at 5 p.m.

The committee will narrow down the contest entries to their two favorite options, which then will be presented to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in June for a final decision.

For more information about the contest, contact Parks and Recreation Director Rachel Conger at 791-3869.