Parks and Recreation Director
Parks and Recreation
The City of Fayetteville will break ground on the Regional Park on Wednesday, March 18th at 12:30 pm at 2600 W. Judge Cummings Road.
The City of Fayetteville has been planning for a Regional Park since 2002. Through an intensive site selection process, a site was selected and approved by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in 2003. In 2010 approximately 200 acres were generously donated by Chambers Bank for the park.
Since that time, through overwhelming public support, over 350 acres of pristine Ozark forest adjacent to the park at Mount Kessler were purchased and preserved in a partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, the City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association, making the park a truly unique destination for Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas. Additionally, Advertising and Promotions Hotel Motel Restaurant (HMR) tax bond was approved by the voters in 2014 to appropriate approximately $3.5 million for the construction of Phase One of the Regional Park.
Phase One of the park includes the construction of the entry road, water, electric, and sewer infrastructure, six soccer fields, three lighted baseball fields, two restroom/concession buildings, a associated parking.
The construction contract is with Crossland Construction Company in the amount of $9,429,364. Funding for the park comes from Hotel, Motel, Restaurant taxes, Transporation Bond Funds and Park Land Dedication Funds. Construction is anticipated to be complete by the fall of 2016.
At full build out, the Regional Park will be the largest multi-purpose park in the City of Fayetteville and will serve tens of thousands of citizens each year and will generate revenue for the City through hosting tournaments and special events.