Feb. 13, 2023
Contact: Wade Abernathy
Director of Bond Projects and Facilities
Wilson Park Hub groundbreaking set for Feb. 16
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A groundbreaking for the new Wilson Park Hub will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.
The hub, which includes a pavilion and restrooms, is meant to be a social gathering place for the park. It is intended to provide an even more enjoyable visitor experience at one of Fayetteville’s most popular parks. It is being paid for by the 2019 Park Improvements Bond and Parks Development Fund, with a total cost of $1,489,055.
The new pavilion facility and gathering place will be built where the recently demolished bathrooms previously were located.
The new structure will include places for park patrons to sit and visit with friends. It also will feature a community information board and changeable mural. Once complete, the new facility will be able to support programming – such as summer camps – by the City’s Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Department.
Building the pavilion will include measures to prevent stormwater pollution. By March, crews will begin laying the foundation and slabs, followed by construction of the building in July. The structure is expected to be completed by October.
To learn about this project, go to: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/4252/Wilson-Park-Improvements.