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Posted on: August 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fayetteville Reopens Some Parks Amenities Beginning Aug. 24

Some Park Amenities Reopening Aug 24

For Immediate Release

August 20, 2020

Contact: Connie Edmonston
Parks and Recreation Director


Fayetteville Reopens Some Parks Amenities Beginning Aug. 24

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — the City of Fayetteville’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the reopening of some amenities in specific park locations. Beginning Aug. 24, the most heavily used playgrounds are being reopened, and restrooms near these playgrounds will be opened to support visitors’ health and sanitation needs while at the park.

Park restrooms to be opened:

  • Wilson Park, Veterans Park, Gulley Park and Davis Park restrooms will be opened along with Walker Park restroom, which has been open throughout the pandemic. These restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized twice daily.
  • Sport complexes restrooms at Kessler Mountain, Gary Hampton, White River and Lewis Fields will be open during league play or rentals only.

Please observe health and safety requirements posted on signs at these park restrooms. This includes a maximum occupancy of two people per restroom along with reminders that masks must be worn, and social distancing must be maintained during use.

Playgrounds reopening:

  • Kessler Mountain Park, Walker Park, Wilson Park, Gulley Park, Bryce Davis Park and Veterans Park playgrounds will reopen during normal park hours with once-daily cleaning and sanitizing.
  • One swing per bay will be reinstalled at Walker Park, Wilson Park, Gulley Park and Bryce Davis Park to maintain six or more feet of social distancing.

Please observe health and safety requirements posted on signs at each of these playgrounds. Maximum occupancy at each location has been determined based on square footage. Visitors are encouraged to wash hands frequently and bring their own hand sanitizer and wipes. Masks and social distancing are required. Visitors who are sick are asked to avoid visiting parks and using playgrounds.

Residents and visitors who enjoy Fayetteville’s parks and trails are reminded to take all possible steps to reduce unnecessary risks for COVID-19 transmission. Please follow social distancing and group size guidelines, wear a face covering when it is not possible to adequately distance, frequently wash hands and seek testing if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or believe you have been exposed to the virus.

To learn more about the Parks and Recreation in Fayetteville, please visit


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