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Contest open to name new Jonesborough park

April 17th, 2013 8:34 am by staff report

The town of Jonesborough is holding a contest to name a new park that is being developed through a Local Park and Recreation Fund Grant through the state of Tennessee.

The community park will be located off of Goldenrod Lane in Jonesborough and is part of an overall project that will also include a walkway.

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

The park will be located off Goldenrod Lane, adjacent to the walkway and will contain a pavilion, trees and other landscaping, and playground equipment designed for children 2 to 12 years old.

The contest is open to children 17 and younger, and each participating child may submit up to three names for consideration. The entry forms may be obtained at Town Hall during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or online at

The deadline for entries is May 16. All entries will be considered by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and narrowed down to two finalists.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will choose the name of the park from the two finalists at their regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m., June 17. The child who submits the winning park name will receive a season pass to Wetlands Water Park for the 2013 season.

For more information, call Rachel Conger at 791-3869 or email

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