2019 Bond Park Improvement Projects

The 2019 Bond, approved by voters in April 2019, included up to $26,405,000 for park improvements. This bond will occur over the course of three consecutive three year phases.

Phase One park projects are complete with the exception of the Downtown Square Lighting project which will be complete in the first quarter of 2023.

Phase Two improvements, totaling an estimated $10,960,000, include seven projects around the city.

An overview of Phase Two park projects is provided below. Additional project details, along with status updates, may be viewed on sub-pages listed within the navigation menu.

View the March 7, 2022 Parks presentation to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Project budget committed as of February 1, 2023 (Phase I/II)

Pie chart showing 54.3 percent of the Parks Bond has been committed as of February 1, 2023
2019 Park Bond Projects Phase Two map

Phase Two Bond Funding Projects: Overview

Regional Parks 

Lake Fayetteville Softball Field  

  • Ballfield complex renovations
  • Design underway 

Combs and White River Park Planning 

  • Master plan for enhanced recreational and conservation area 
  • Nature trail
  • Natural swimming area 

Neighborhood Parks

YRCC and Buddy Hayes Park Improvements 

  • Phase 2 bond funding: $1,300,000
    • Expansion of the community center
    • Multipurpose room
    • Teaching Kitchen
    • Storage
    • Pedestrian trails 

Community Parks

Underwood Park Master Plan and Improvements

  • Master plan set to be complete in February 2023
  • Construction expected by end of 2023 

Bryce Davis Park Master Plan and Improvements

  • Master plan update starting early 2023 

Walker Park Master Plan and Improvements 

  • Master plan set to be complete in September 2023
  • Improvements to follow master plan 

Wilson Park Improvements

  • “Hub” building with pavilion and restrooms anticipated to begin construction in January 2023