Park Improvement Projects

The 2019 Bond, which was approved by voters in April, included up to $26,405,000 for park improvements. 

Phase One of these improvements, totaling an estimated $9,310,000, includes seven projects around the city and funding for the planning of three projects slated for Phase Two.  Phase One is projected to take three years to complete.

An overview of the Phase One park projects is provided below. Additional details, along with status updates as the projects get underway, is provided on separate pages (at left).

To view the May 28 Parks presentation to Council Agenda session, click here.

Phase One Bond Projects - Click to enlarge

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Phase One Bond Funding Projects:  Overview

REGIONAL PARKS

Kessler Mountain Park ball fields

  • Phase 1 Bond funding not to exceed $7,870,000
    • Completion of ball fields with construction of four new fields
    • Traffic light at Cato Springs
    • Artificial turf in the infields of existing and new fields

Centennial Park improvements

  • Phase 1 Bond funding not to exceed $985,000
    • Development of Centennial Park as a cycling-activated park with state-of-the-art cyclo-cross and mountain biking facilities, Partial funding for this project was supported by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.


COMMUN ITY PARK

Gulley Park improvements

  • Phase 1 Bond funding not to exceed $250,000: matching land funds toward completion of the Gulley Park Master Plan.


NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

Lewis Park land purchase

  • Phase 1 Bond funding not to exceed $1,700,000, in partnership with Fayetteville Public Schools
    • Maintains wooded green space and two existing soccer fields and supporting infrastructure

Stone Mountain Neighborhood Park

  • Phase 1 Bond funding not to exceed $60,000

Lierly Lane Neighborhood Park

  • Phase 1 Bond funding not to exceed $60,000

Downtown Square lighting and electrical upgrades

  • Phase 1 Bond funding not to exceed $85,000
    • Includes lighting of the Square and electrical upgrades to allow vendors to plug in, eliminating need for generators


PLANNING FOR PHASE TWO PROJECTS

$100,000 to fund planning for three Phase Two projects: 

  • Yvonne Richardson Community Center Enhancements
    • Multipurpose Room
    • Teaching Kitchen
    • Storage
  • Walker Park:  Update Master Plan
  • Bryce Davis Park: Update Master Plan