FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ted Jack
Park Planning Superintendent
Parks and Recreation
Fayetteville Residents Invited to Join in the Parks Strategic Planning Process
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Imagine Tomorrow’s Parks is the theme for the City’s latest strategic planning process, kicking off this Thursday, April 5, with the initial public meeting from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Holt Middle School. At least a dozen opportunities for public input have been scheduled as the City asks for the public’s help in building a strategic plan to guide the future of park planning for the next decade.
The City of Fayetteville is invested in providing a thriving park system for all ages, abilities, and activities. The strategic planning process will evaluate the existing conditions of the park network in Fayetteville and will identify areas for growth, improvement, and preservation. The natural beautify visible in Fayetteville’s parks, lakes, trails, and gardens attracts outdoor enthusiasts from every corner of the country. As our City has grown, the park system has diversified and become an economic driver. This planning process will build on our progress and ensure vibrant parks for future generations.
Join the City in April and May to share your thoughts on potential improvements for Fayetteville’s parks. City staff will be present to answer questions, and park information will be available to review and contemplate before providing your ideas and thoughts on how the park system can best serve all members of the community. Please join us at any of these public input sessions below:
- Thursday, April 5 | 4:30 to 7 p.m. | Holt Middle School
- Sunday, April 8 | 3 to 5 p.m. | Fayetteville Public Library
- Tuesday, April 10 | 4:30 to 7 p.m. | Boys and Girls Club, Rupple Road
- Thursday, April 12 | 4:30 to 7 p.m. | Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
- Saturday, April 14 | 10 a.m. to noon | Gulley Park Playground Pavilion
- Saturday, April 14 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Wilson Park, Playground Pavilion
- Wednesday, April 18 | 4 to 6 p.m. | YRCC Gym
- Saturday, April 21 | 10 a.m. to noon | Mt. Kessler Regional Park Concession
- Saturday, April 21 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Bryce Davis Park Dog Park and Playground
- Monday, April 30 | 5 to 7 p.m. | Walker Park Baseball Concession
- Thursday, May 3 | 5 to 7 p.m. | Lake Fayetteville Marina
- Saturday, May 5 | 8 a.m. to noon | Fayetteville Square
Additional public input opportunities to be announced. Whether you use Fayetteville’s parks for playing, running, biking, hiking, picnicking, or relaxing, we want your input. Together, let us Imagine Tomorrow’s Parks.
For more information, a project timeline, and a link to sign up for future updates, please check our web site: www.fayetteville-ar.gov/imagine