The effort to build a Veterans Memorial Park in the city of Jamestown is now underway. On Monday morning city officials and community representatives met at Logan Park on the city’s west side and broke ground for Phase 1 of the project where the memorial will be located.
Phase I of the project will involve the development of the main central circle of the memorial, which will surround a large flag pole. The circle will be 60 feet in diameter and constructed out of stamped concrete resembling red brick. Lights will also be installed to illuminate the flag in the center of the memorial.
Mayor Sam Teresi also announced that the project has received two new pieces of funding which include a $10,000 grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and a $15,000 grant from the Hulquist Foundation. The two newest pieces of funding bring the total amount of non-public dollars raised for the project to over $95,000. Other recent donors have included the Sheldon Foundation, veterans groups and local residents and businesses.
Teresi said that any resident, business or group wishing to contribute to the project can do so by contacting the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
The total cost of Phase 1 of the project is $66,000. Logan Park is located on a triangular piece of property that is boarded by West 3rd St. and Harding and Logan Avenues.