FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 20, 2023
Contact: Wade Abernathy
Director of Bond Projects and Facilities
Wilson Park improvement projects to kick off next week
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – One of Fayetteville’s most popular parks will see several changes this year aimed at providing an even more enjoyable visitor experience.
Several projects that will improve Wilson Park are set to begin next week. These projects include a new social hub in the middle of the park, a new promenade and a new creek crossing.
The existing restroom building will be demolished beginning Monday, Jan. 23, and a new pavilion facility that serves as a gathering place for the park will be built in its place. During construction, which is anticipated to be completed near the end of the year, portable toilets will be available to park visitors.
The new structure will include restrooms and 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.
The demolition phase will follow fencing of the construction area and measures to prevent storm water pollution. By March, crews will begin laying the foundation and slabs, followed by construction of the building in July. The social hub structure is expected to be completed by October.
The Wilson Park improvement projects are partially paid for through the Park Improvement Bond approved by Fayetteville residents in 2019. To learn about this project, go to: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/4252/Wilson-Park-Improvements.