Ponds a special opportunity for proposed Gentry park

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission region 1 Stream Team coordinator David Evans, right, looks over a pond as Gentry Chamber of Commerce executive director Bev Saunders asks a question while touring the site of a proposed park near Gentry on Feb. 17. Also shown is Gentry Mayor Kevin Johnston.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission region 1 Stream Team coordinator David Evans, right, looks over a pond as Gentry Chamber of Commerce executive director Bev Saunders asks a question while touring the site of a proposed park near Gentry on Feb. 17. Also shown is Gentry Mayor Kevin Johnston.
Photo by By Kent Marts

Walking the 10-acre site of a proposed park, a state official marveled at the opportunity the city has to create something special.

“This is beautiful,” said David Evans as he gazed over a series of ponds that are the central features of the land. Evans, of Harrison, the regional Stream Team coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, walked the property at the request of Gentry Chamber of Commerce executive director Bev Saunders.

He and Saunders toured the tract Thursday, along with city council member Janice Arnold and Mayor Kevin Johnston.

After discussing the project over lunch, where they were joined by city council member Janie Parks, Saunders and Johnston decided to re-evaluate the current plan to incorporate Evans ...


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