Janssen Park

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Janssen Park
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Janssen Park is located in Arkansas
Janssen Park
Janssen Park is located in the US
Janssen Park
LocationOff AR 8, Mena, Arkansas
Area11 acres (4.5 ha)
Built1851 (1851)
NRHP reference #79000448[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 13, 1979

Janssen Park is a municipal park in the heart of the city of Mena, Arkansas. It is bounded by Janssen and Port Arthur Avenues, and 9th and 7th Streets. The park is a large grassy expanse with occasional mature trees, and features walkways radiating from a central drive, which circles around Mena's oldest building, the c. 1850s Shelton log cabin. A pair of ponds are located in the park's southern quadrant, and there is a clocktower within the circle near the cabin. The park was laid out in 1896, the year of the city's founding, but was not properly developed until ten years later.[2] The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Janssen Park" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-05-02.[permanent dead link]