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Renderings for Jonesboro dog park near completion

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Renderings for a proposed dog park in Jonesboro are nearing completion and we will likely have our first look at the park later this month.

"Architecture drawings take time," Jonesboro Parks Director Wixson Huffstetler said. "It's not that you can just put it on a piece of paper and sketch it out, that's not what we're looking for."

Huffstetler said 3D renderings are almost complete and they're preparing for public meetings to talk about logistics.

The need for a dog park in the city of Jonesboro has been discussed by a number of groups for the past year.

In that time, the city has looked at placing the park inside Craighead Forest Park across from Fort Rotary.

Though the renderings mean the city is one step closer to having a dog park, Huffstetler said this will have to be a community effort.

"The citizens have come and have been requesting a dog park for a few years now and it's just going to have to be funded through private donations and possibly grants," Huffstetler said.

Huffstetler said there is also a possibility for naming rights.

"I think that would be huge for some business to step up and have naming rights to this park," he said.

Total, the dog park will have three areas and be about three acres.

Public meetings should take place in mid to late February.

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