The softball fields at Lake Fayetteville will receive improvements to replace aged and worn out infrastructure. This project will consist of an overhaul to the storm water drainage system as well as artificial turf on the infields, which will increase the playability of the complex in regard to weather. Other improvements will include new fencing, backstops, dugouts, bleachers, security lighting and improved accessibility. Renovations are partially funded by the Park Improvement Bond approved by Fayetteville residents in 2019.
Why is it important?
Lake Fayetteville has a long history of serving the community as a softball facility for league and tournament play. To meet the needs of a growing community, these upgrades will bring new life to an aging facility to accommodate both youth and adult softball for years to come.
What is the current status?
The softball facility, including the playground, restrooms and much of the parking lot, closed for construction on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. The parking lot closed for construction on Monday, November 13, 2023. The parking lot is anticipated to partially reopen in December 2023.
Crafton Tull & Associates was selected to design the project and Crossland Heavy Contractors was selected as the Construction Manager. A change order was approved on July 6, 2023, for the construction phase to begin.
When will it be completed?
It is anticipated that the project will be complete in March 2024 in time to accommodate the spring softball league.