COVID-19 Parks Information

Parks Amenities that have reopened include:

Reopening's of April 19

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation office, Yvonne Richardson Community Center, and park amenities have reopened for public use. The City of Fayetteville's mask mandate remains in effect and continues to be enforced at Parks and Recreation Programming. All park users should continue to wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose when social distancing is not possible.


Recommended Guidelines:

  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to parks and trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use parks and trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
  • Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
  • Note that trail and park users may find public restrooms closed — be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.
  • Bring water or drinks — public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used, even if operable.
  • Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers.

If parks are crowded, please visit another park site (click here to view a map of City parks and trails) or return when the park is less crowded. Please join our Parks and Recreation social media including Facebook and Twitter to keep informed. Follow CDC guidelines including staying home if you or a family member is sick or experiencing symptoms.

For regular updates about the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.