For Immediate Release
June 24, 2016
Contact: Alison Jumper
Park Planning SuperintendentParks and Recreation Department
Public Invited To Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Lake Fayetteville Trailhead Parking Lot and Hydration Station
The City of Fayetteville and Mayor Lioneld Jordan invite the community to a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the new Lake Fayetteville Park trailhead parking lot. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the parking lot on west side of N. Crossover Road, immediately south of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.
The new parking lot allows improved public access to the east side of Lake Fayetteville Park by providing forty automobile parking spaces, two motorcycle spaces, and bicycle racks. This is in an area previously used for informal overflow parking on a grassy field.
In association with this development, Beaver Water District partnered with the City of Fayetteville to provide a new Hydration Station at the trailhead. This is a critical new addition for active park users, particularly on the east side of the lake. The station’s amenities include a water fountain, a bottle filling tap, and a ground-level drinking bowl for active pets. This is an exciting partnership that will help make our trails system more user friendly, particularly during hot weather.
The parking lot was designed as a low-impact development facility – allowing drainage from the asphalt lot to collect in a central bio-swale. The bio-swale can hold a large volume of rainwater which will infiltrate and be absorbed by the soil, mitigating the new hard surface of the asphalt lot. This system is designed to accept all but the heaviest downpours, at which time there is a standpipe overflow which will drain rainwater toward the creek rather than flooding the parking lot. The bio-swale has been heavily planted with inland sea oats, which once fully established, will provide a thick cover of vegetation. New landscaping is also being established with street and parking lot trees, as well as native shrubs along the street side of the lot.
The public is encouraged to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony to help celebrate this new facility and partnership. To learn more about the City’s trails program, please visit this webpage. For additional information about Fayetteville’s Parks and Recreation Department, click here.