Central Point's City Council has OK'd construction of a quarter-acre war memorial in a soon-to-be-built park.

Central Point's City Council has OK'd construction of a quarter-acre war memorial in a soon-to-be-built park.

The council Thursday night approved the memorial for Hamrick Road's Don Jones Memorial Park, which also will include tennis and basketball courts, trails and a children's play area.

Resident Marty Terrell brought the idea to the city and with Central Point Rep. Dennis Richardson has formed a committee to raise money for the memorial.

Plans call for it to include areas for each branch of the military, flags and a sculpture. The cost is expected to be between $180,000 and $250,000, and Terrell and Richardson plan to apply for a $90,000 state grant.

— Buffy Pollock