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Athens officials cut ribbon on improvements to Cook Park

Cook Park Athens

Athens officials and students of the former J.L. Cook School cut the ribbon on upgrades and improvements to the J.L. Cook Memorial Park. The park is located on the site of the former all-black school that served McMinn County and was named in honor of prominent local educator J.L. Cook. Improvements to the park include drainage improvements, rubberized mulch to make the park and playground more accessible, and a new kitchen space added to a pavilion in the park.