FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2020
Contact: Connie Edmonston
Parks and Recreation Director
Waivers Extended for City Fishing Permit Fees
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The City of Fayetteville’s Parks and Recreation Division is pleased to announce that City permit fees for fishing on Lake Sequoyah and Lake Fayetteville will be waived for Fayetteville residents until April 17, 2020. Earlier this week, the City announced a waiver of fishing permit fees in accordance with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s decision to waive state fishing license fees and requirements through March 29, 2020.
Lake Sequoyah and Lake Fayetteville are open for bank fishing only. Boat ramps and marinas currently are closed. Patrons are reminded to abide by all Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regulations, along with practicing social distancing and limiting group sizes to no more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Jordan stated, “In these stressful times, fishing is a great activity to relieve stress and our lakes are great places to practice social distancing. Please ensure that your visits to Fayetteville lakes, parks and trails do not compromise the overall safety of the community.”
For additional information about the City of Fayetteville’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/covid19.