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Posted on: October 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Construction Work to Begin at Kessler Park to Repair Slope Failures

Kessler Mtn Regional Park construction under way

October 21, 2021


Contact: Ted Jack
Park Planning Superintendent
479-444 3469

Construction Work to Begin at Kessler Park to Repair Slope Failures

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark—Construction will begin at Kessler Mountain Regional Park on Thursday, Oct. 21 as Crossland Heavy Contractors Inc. works to repair failed slope areas and strengthen other areas west of the ballfields to prevent future erosion.  No park trails or other amenities will be closed while the work is underway.

Planners worked with the NWA Land Trust to develop an economical repair plan that would reduce impacts to the treed areas of the mountain. However, some trees will be removed to allow the slope to be laid back at a gentler grade. The project will prevent the slope failure from advancing further up the mountain where more trees would be affected and the slope would become more difficult to repair.

In other areas, construction crews will install rocks to help hold the slope in place. The soil removed in the process will be deposited west of the new ballfield complex to support the future development of a trailhead for the Kessler Mountain trail system, as outlined in the park’s master plan. The work is being done concurrently with ongoing construction of four new baseball fields and related infrastructure.

Construction of the new ballfields at Kessler Park is funded through a parks improvement bond approved by Fayetteville voters in 2019. The new field complex and slope work are expected to be complete by mid-summer 2022.

Additional information about planned improvements at Kessler Mountain Regional Park can be found at



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