Council approval to be sought

Plans to create new Gentry nature area discussed by parks commission

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Members of the city’s parks commission, on Monday, again discussed plans for the use of city-owned property along Flint Creek, near Arkansas Highway 59, as a natural recreation area.

Some preliminary plan ideas were presented by landscape designer Matthew Parks to make the two ponds usable for fishing and to include a number of trails,parking, picnic areas and possibly a nature education area.

Chamber of Commerce director Bev Saunders told commission members that Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologist Ron Moore was excited about the city’s plans and said the AGFC would stock fish if the area were cleaned up and ponds made accessible to the public and deep enough to sustain fish.

Moore said the existing ...


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