The impending FUN Park recently received a boost with Arkansas State Parks issuing a $45,000 grant to the city.

The impending FUN Park recently received a boost with Arkansas State Parks issuing a $45,000 grant to the city.
The park will be located at city hall and have three planned features including a basketball half-court, a playground, and a pavilion complete with four tables.
“This will be a nice in-town park for our citizens and will enhance the experience of those who reserve city hall for their party or event,” said Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley, who wrote the grant.
It is required, per state parks regulations, that surfacing, fencing, entrances, pathways, and parking be completed. Plans also include having musical features with which children can create sound. City hall restrooms will be available during business hours to the public.
Kelley also shared that another aspect important to her is the purchasing of sawing that is wheelchair accessible.
The funds will be kept in a special account as the process moves forward.
“This is when the work intensifies,” said Kelley. “We want to be very good stewards of the resources we have been given.”
Kelley also thanked Twin Rivers Architecture’s Mark Overturf, Entergy, Matt McNair of Arkansas State parks, and the Gurdon Street Department’s Gary Smith for their assistance.
“We will continue to work together and with other professionals in the next many months of work to come.”
Bid specifications are available at city hall.