JONESBORO, AR - The Jonesboro Parks and Recreation Department has received notification that it will receive $287,500 from the Arkansas Highway & Transporptation Department's Safe Routes To School Grant for developments of the Turtle Creek Greenway. The grant was applied for as a joint effort with the Nettleton School District because the Greenway will provide a safe route to Nettleton Intermediate Center and Central Elementary School.
"We are very pleased with the results of the Safe Routes to School grant," said Parks & Rec director Jason Wilkie. "The grant was very competitive. The funding we received was nearly twice what I was told we could expect to receive for the project."