City to Host Grand Re-Opening for Refurbished Craighead Forest

SEPTEMBER 20, 2006 - Posted at 4:26 p.m. CDT, updated at 7:21 a.m. on 9/21/06

JONESBORO, AR - Jonesboro Parks & Recreation officials will host a "Grand Re-Opening" of the refurbished Craighead Forest Park this afternoon.

Parks & Rec Director Jason Wilkie said the event, which begins at 4 p.m.,  is "to celebrate the progress the city has made in the park."  The celebration will take place at Access #3 at the park, and will include park tours featuring the JETS buses, as well as refreshments, live entertainment and a silent auction.

Wednesday afternoon, Parks and Rec officials dedicated the new Jerry Bookout Memorial Playground at Access #3.