66 : JONESBORO, ARKANSAS CITY GUIDE 2018 The Greenway Trail is Jonesboro’s plan to provide a bicycle-pedestrian loop throughout the city. Nine miles of the 12-foot-wide multi-use trail are already in use, allowing residents to run, walk or bike safely through large swaths of town. When complete, the Greenway Trail will be 29 miles of paved surface connecting five key high-traffic destinations as well as the most popular destinations and neighborhoods, including Arkansas State University, Turtle Creek Mall, and downtown Jonesboro. When finished, the Trail will represent safe recreation and transportation for the entire city. Phase 1 of the trail starts at Allen Park to Nettleton schools in southeast Jonesboro and winds past the mall to Arkansas State University before turning to downtown. A 3.2-mile trail was completed in late 2017 encircling the lake Craighead Forest Park. “The trail at Craighead Forest Park has already become a big hit,” said Wixson Huffstetler, the city’s Parks and Recreation director who is overseeing the trail plan. The trail includes 12 outdoor workout stations with 48 pieces of equipment — all staged approximately one quarter-mile apart for people to stop and do strength-building exercises along with their runs and walks. Mayor Harold Perrin calls the trail a critical component of Jonesboro’s quality of life. “People are already using the trail for exercise and simply getting around,” Perrin said. “Once it’s complete, it will be available for everyone to get around the majority of the city. It also will be great for our cycling community, who make up a significant segment of our recreationally active citizens.” Primary funding for the Greenway Trail came from grants and sponsors that include Arkansas State Parks and Tourism, Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and BlueCross/BlueShield’s Blue and You Foundation. n THE GREENWAY TRAIL JONESBORO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Jonesboro Municipal Airport is a city owned public use airport located approximately three (3) miles east of the Central Business District and is mostly used for general aviation. It is also served by Air Choice One through the federally subsidized Essential Air Service program; it offers scheduled passenger service to St. Louis, Missouri. It is classified as a commercial service airport by the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Jonesboro Municipal Airport covers an area of 1,000 acres (405 ha) at an elevation of 262 feet (80 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 is 6,200 by 150 feet (1,890 x 46 m) and 13/31 is 4,099 by 150 feet (1,249 x 46 m). Airport coordinates are 35°49‘54“N 090°38‘47“W. Greenway Phases Phase 3 Phase 2 Phase 1 Extends the ASU Greenway connection north from Stadium, connecting with the Entergy utility lines that run toward Joe Mack Campbell Park. An additional loop would connect Parker Park Community Center, North Main Park, and Northside Baseball Complex with Joe Mack Campbell Park. Connects downtown with ASU, Turtle Creek Mall, Nettleton Intermediate Center, Nettleton Central Elementary and Allen Park Community Center. Follows the Entergy utility easement to Joe Mack Campbell Park, runs parallel to HWY 63 to Ridge Park Center, and continues on to Craighead Forest Park, and the Southside Softball Complex. E n t e r g y U t i l i t y L i n e s E n t e r g y U t il it y L in e s JPR-5035_GreenwayBroch_Rev.qxd 8/3/07 3:41 PM Page 2 For more information go to: www.airnav.com/airport/KJBR