Jonesborough debuts new greenspace downtown

JONESBOROUGH, TN (WJHL)- Next time you drive through Downtown Jonesborough you may notice that Tennessee’s oldest town now features a new greenspace. The grassy area is located at the corner of Fox Street and Main Street in downtown Jonesborough. greenspace

The greenspace will allow both locals and visitors to enjoy a bit of nature while in the midst of historic downtown Jonesborough. Jonesborough merchants and city leaders gathered together this morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate this new addition to downtown.

Jonesborough Mayor Kelly Wolfe said, “For a large number of years this was simply a vacant lot and really an eye-sore when you came into downtown Jonesborough.”

greenspace2He said, “Now, with a lot of community support, volunteer contributions and some town labor thrown in, it’s been transformed into a really important part of our gateway into downtown Jonesborough.”

The Greenspace is part of a long-term lease between the city and the property owners and was made possible through numerous donations from local businesses and families.

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