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The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers to staff events and help with different programs, special events and projects. We also have Adopt-A-Park and Adopt-A-Trail programs for helping with maintenance tasks, however, it is not necessary to adopt.
We work with groups and individuals on a one time basis also. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 479-444-3467 or download the Volunteer Handbook.
Lake Wilson is a 320 acre off-leash dog park located in southeast Fayetteville. Procter and Gamble donated $30,000 to help build our newest dog park IAMS Park at Bryce Davis Park, located at 1595 N. Dartmouth Avenue. The Dog Park rules are as follows:
Hard surface trails are featured at Gulley Park (1.15 miles), Gordon Long Park (0.60 miles), Walker Park (1.38 miles), Bryce Davis Park (0.19 miles), Red Oak Park (0.20 miles), Dale Clark Park (0.60 miles) and Wilson Park (0.90 miles).
Visit the Trails page for more information including directions to each trail.
Arkansas state law considers bicycles to be vehicles, so the same laws apply to bicycles as to vehicles. Bicycles must yield to vehicles at all crosswalks, just as if you are a vehicle crossing traffic. Bicycles must stop and look for traffic before proceeding.Pedestrians have the right of way at the crosswalks, and vehicles should stop for pedestrians by law. To have the right of way, a cyclist should dismount and walk their bicycle through the crosswalk. A short crosswalk safety video is available on our Trails and Greenways web page.
There are several ways you can be safe on the trails. Some ideas are:
Boating: A boating permit for each boat must be purchased before its use on Lake Fayetteville or Lake Sequoyah. All state laws governing boats apply.
Fishing. All fishing shall be done only from the bank or boat. No wading, swimming, or belly boats shall be permitted in all City Lakes. All AG&F regulations apply and licenses are required.
Annual Boating and Fishing permit• Over 65 and Veterans - $40.00• Ages 16-64 - $50.00
Daily Boating and Fishing permit • Over 65 and Veterans - $5.00• Ages 16-64 - $6.00
Annual Fishing/Use permit • Over 65 and Veterans - $20.00• Ages 16-64 - $30.00
Daily Fishing/Use permit • Over 65 and Veterans - $2.00• Ages 16-64 - $3.00• Under 16 (with permitted adult) - Free
Annual Non-motorized Boating permit (canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, inflatables, sailboats)• Per patron, nontransferable - $20.00
Daily Non-motorized Boating permit (canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, inflatables, sailboats)• Per patron, nontransferable - $ 3.00
Annual Boat Docking permit• City of Fayetteville resident – $250.00• Non City of Fayetteville resident - $325. 00
Lake Fayetteville, Lake Sequoyah, and Lake Wilson shall be open to the public throughout the year from sunrise to sunset daily and shall be closed each day from sunset to sunrise. Exceptions include:
• Lake Fayetteville and Lake Sequoyah shall be closed on Thanksgiving Day and from sunset on December 23rd through January 14th.• The Director of the Parks and Recreation Department is authorized to extend the operating hours of a lake when reasonable and necessary to accommodate a tournament, special event, or seasonal weather conditions