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Jones Park Volunteer Feature: Don Roe Bookmark

For more than 26 years, Don Roe has been essential to Jesse Jones Park Volunteers. Starting as a tour guide in 1992, Don’s passion and enthusiasm for the job quickly earned him a promotion as a tour guide coordinator. A history lover with an affinity for nature, Don enjoyed introducing inner-city children to the sights and sounds of nature and demonstrating the lifestyles of early Texas settlers. His enthusiasm was especially beneficial in inspiring others to volunteer.

F.R.O.G.S. Are Leaping Bookmark

Faithful. Reliable. Opportunity. Giving. Sharing. (F.R.O.G.S.). These are the key characteristics that make Jesse Jones Park Volunteers stand out. Click here to read a special message from Steve Hostetler, JJPV president, about how JJPV volunteers make a difference at Jones Park.

Wildlife at Jones Park: You’ve Got a Friend in Me Bookmark

Opossums are arguably one of the most maligned and misunderstood creatures on our continent. They have a reputation of being dirty, diseased, ugly, mal-tempered, and unintelligent. However, the truth is the opossum is an ecological hero and one of our greatest allies in the fight against diseases.