FLOWOOD, Miss (WJTV) - Imagine a nature preserve three times the size of Central Park right here in the Metro area.
People won't have to imagine much longer. The Fannye Cook Natural Area is moving towards reality for more than 800,000 people within an hour's drive of the site along the Pearl River.
Entergy Mississippi gave a grant of $150-thousand to build parking, rest areas, trails and benches, boardwalks, pavilions and kayak/canoe launches for the 2,700-acre preserve. Tuesday they dedicated an eagle nesting structure to commemorate the gift.
The area runs behind Jackson Prep and the Flowood YMCA. Supporters say they expect the area to open in another two and a half years.
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