News Categories: Parks & Trails

Farewell to Steve Hostetler

Steve Hostetler, the president of the Jesse Jones Park Volunteers Board, will step down from the board in August after more than a decade of service. Although Hostetler has served six years as president and four years as 1st vice president, he’s best known as the “concessions guy.” Thank you, Steve, for all your service! […]

Poyha (Cherokee Meatloaf)*

Enjoy a taste of traditional recipes like this at Jones Park’s Native American Heritage Day on Sat., Sept. 14, and Pioneer Day on Sat., Nov. 9. ½ cup cornmeal ½ cup water 1 lb. venison, ground 1 tbsp. fat 15 oz. can whole kernel corn 1 small onion, chopped 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs   […]

Going Native: Planting Wildflowers at Home

By Matt Abernathy, Assistant Park Director Mowing, pruning, planting, mulching, and fertilizing – sound familiar? For many homeowners, springtime means birds, butterflies, flowers, new growth – and countless hours and dollars spent preparing yards and flowerbeds. What many people don’t realize is that you can avoid the chores and still have a spectacular garden. Wondering how? Look no further […]

2019 Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Join the JJPV team to help us bring exciting and educational events to the community.  Volunteer Appreciation Party Monday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m.  Conservation Connections Every Wednesday (beginning Sept. 4), from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Pioneer Vegetable Gardening Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Native American Heritage Day Saturday, Sept. 14, […]