For Immediate Release
December 8, 2015
Contact: Ken Eastin, RLA, CA
Park PlannerParks and Recreation Department
City Presents Kessler Mountain Masterplan Draft and Seeks Public Comment
The City of Fayetteville invites citizens and interested persons or groups to a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center (1335 W. Knapp Street, east of the Agri Park pavilion and N. Garland Avenue).
The Parks and Recreation Department has been working with Progressive Trail Design to prepare a masterplan which will guide existing trails management and future trail improvements for the 390-acre addition of Kessler Mountain to the 230-acre Regional Park in southwest Fayetteville. A draft of the plan will be presented at the meeting; public comment is encouraged.
The acquisition of Kessler Mountain by the City provides public access and stewardship of one of Fayetteville’s most valued natural areas. The goal of masterplan process is to plan for low-impact use as well as preservation of existing flora and fauna; thereby maintaining the community’s high quality of life as the region continues to grow and prosper. The City needs the public’s help and guidance in creating this masterplan.
Staff and consultants working on the plan encourage input from all citizens of Fayetteville, including ethnic minorities, persons with special needs, residents aged 55 and older, as well as any special interest groups. Individuals and representatives from all of these groups are encouraged to attend and provide planning input.
The masterplan draft will be available for view on the City’s website on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Public comment will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 31 and can be submitted on the webpage, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: Fayetteville Parks and Recreation, 113 W. Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701.