Gymnasium to reopen soon at Paragould Community Center - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Gymnasium to reopen soon at Paragould Community Center

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

The gym at the Paragould Community Center should be back open to the public soon and look as new as the day it opened.

The gym was closed for repairs in mid-June after an ice storm this spring revealed a major leak.

Since then, crews fixed the damaged hardwood and completely sanded the floor back down to it's original state.

Paragould Parks Director Pat Austin said all that's left now is to paint and put down two coats of polyurethane.

Austin said she's excited for the gym to be used again.

"By the middle of September, we should be hopefully, without any problems unforeseen here, we should be open in two weeks," Austin said.

Austin said the main problem they were able to fix in the time the gym has been closed is the leak that started this project to begin with.


Since work on the gym began, there have been a few heavy rains and no signs of leakage.


Austin also said that they are normally closed during Thanksgiving break to re-seal the floor but since that work is being done now, they'll be open all fall.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • ASU-Beebe names new chancellor

    ASU-Beebe names new chancellor

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:23:58 GMT
    Dr. Jennifer Methvin (Source: Arkansas State University-Beebe)Dr. Jennifer Methvin (Source: Arkansas State University-Beebe)
    Dr. Jennifer Methvin (Source: Arkansas State University-Beebe)Dr. Jennifer Methvin (Source: Arkansas State University-Beebe)

    Arkansas State University System President Dr. Charles L. Welch announced Friday the selection of Dr. Jennifer Methvin as the new chancellor of ASU-Beebe.

    Arkansas State University System President Dr. Charles L. Welch announced Friday the selection of Dr. Jennifer Methvin as the new chancellor of ASU-Beebe.

  • Police: Woman arrested after driving gunman to 2 shootings

    Police: Woman arrested after driving gunman to 2 shootings

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:20:53 GMT
    Kyiesha Wonsley (Source: Forrest City Police Dept.)Kyiesha Wonsley (Source: Forrest City Police Dept.)
    Kyiesha Wonsley (Source: Forrest City Police Dept.)Kyiesha Wonsley (Source: Forrest City Police Dept.)

    A woman is accused of being an accomplice to attempted murder after police say she was behind the wheel when a gunman opened fire on a man twice.

    A woman is accused of being an accomplice to attempted murder after police say she was behind the wheel when a gunman opened fire on a man twice.

  • Suspect accused of snatching $3,500 from store clerk's hands

    Suspect accused of snatching $3,500 from store clerk's hands

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:15:57 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A man is locked up in jail after investigators say he snatched $3,500 from a store clerk’s hand and ran.

    A man is locked up in jail after investigators say he snatched $3,500 from a store clerk’s hand and ran.

Powered by Frankly