FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2020
Contact: Connie Edmonston
Director Parks and Recreation Departmetn
City Suspends Spring Events and Programs at Parks Facilities
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In consideration of the recent developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region, the City of Fayetteville is suspending upcoming spring programs and events held in the Fayetteville parks system starting today, March 13, 2020 until further notice. This includes, but is not limited to, youth and adult soccer, baseball, softball, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, sand volleyball and all park volunteer events.
The Yvonne Richardson Community Center is closed until further notice. The Area Agency on Aging will determine and announce any changes to the operations of the Walker Park Senior Activity and Wellness Center.
All City parks, trails and lakes will remain open to the public. This is subject to change based on new information about COVID-19. We encourage individuals, groups and organizations planning events and meetings
By Monday, March 30, 2020, the City of Fayetteville will reassess the COVID-19 situation and announce further plans for all parks and recreation programs and events. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time to keep Fayetteville healthy and safe.
Please continue to monitor our website as the information is changing hourly. The Mayor will be updating the media throughout the day on specific closings and services. The City of Fayetteville is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation and maintains a web page with updates for the public at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/covid19.