Fondren green space to be transformed - - Jackson, MS

Fondren green space to be transformed

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - If you live in Fondren, you're about to see a transformation take place.

Members of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation plan to renovate Cherokee Heights Park. They are breaking ground Wednesday on the $600,000 project, which will include a walking trail, a pavilion, and a playground.

The architect, who grew up in Fondren, said it's all part of the "Fondren renaissance."

"I think it's going to be great," said John Weaver of Weaver Architects. "We have a lot of young families over here, we have older people. It'll give everyone a place to come and hang out, provide some of the amenities so they don't have to get in a car and go."

The project is being funded by grants. Weaver said it will take about five months to complete.

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