October 20, 2021
Contact: Tiffany Hoover
Assistant Recreation Superintendent
Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Seeking Public Input on YRCC Expansion Options
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—The City of Fayetteville’s Parks and Recreation Department is asking city residents to weigh in on the amenities they would like to see included in a planned expansion of the Yvonne Richardson Community Center. A public questionnaire is now available on Speak Up Fayetteville, the City’s public engagement portal at fayetteville-ar.gov/speakup.
The YRCC is a popular venue in the City of Fayetteville and is limited by its current lack of space. Some of the options under consideration include a teaching kitchen, computer lab, multi-purpose room or walking/running track, among others.
The expansion will be paid for through the Park Improvement bond approved by city voters in April 2019.
The Yvonne Richardson Community Center was built in 1996 and was funded by former University of Arkansas Men’s Basketball Coach Nolan Richardson in honor of his daughter, Yvonne, to provide programming for under-served families. It is staffed, operated, and maintained by the Fayetteville Parks & Recreation department. For more information about programs and current facilities at the YRCC, visit fayetteville-ar.gov/yrcc.