Saturday’s events include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, live music, a bike ride, a trail run, a scavenger hunt, a tour of the stream restoration area, and lawn games.
The trail, which is accessed from the gravel parking area at 2600 Judge Cummings Road, has a new entry point on the east side of the property.
The park is adjacent to over 300 acres of city-owned woodland tucked away on Mount Kessler in the southwest corner of town. Together the two properties will create almost 600 acres of public parkland.
The first phase of construction includes six soccer fields, three lighted baseball fields, two restroom/concession buildings, about 400 parking spaces, and associated infrastructure.
According to Washington County property records, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has purchased eight parcels on Kessler Mountain Road totaling about 250 acres near the site of the planned park.
Trail work in south Fayetteville will soon kick into high gear, thanks in part to nearly $1 million in grants from the Walton Family Foundation.
The project included construction a gravel parking lot with a temporary, one-mile soft-surface path that leads to established trails atop Mount Kessler.
City officials last week closed on a deal to buy 328 acres of woodland tucked away on Mount Kessler in the southwest corner of Fayetteville.
Aldermen have agreed to a move that will preserve one of the city’s greatest hidden treasures, while nearly tripling the size of a planned public park off I-540 in southwest Fayetteville.
The acquisition would allow the city to add 376 acres to the planned 200-acre regional park set to begin construction later this year.
We talked to WAC CEO Peter Lane and Parks & Recreation director Connie Edmonston Tuesday night, and here’s what they said about next steps for expansion of the Walton Arts Center, and development of Fayetteville’s regional park.
Fayetteville voters approved measures to help fund Walton Arts Center renovations, a planned regional park in southwest Fayetteville, and to refinance the bonds originally issued to build the Fayetteville Town Center in a special election held Nov. 12.
A special bond election today will determine whether taxpayer money is used to help fund Walton Arts Center renovations and a planned regional park in southwest Fayetteville.
Ballots can be cast between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 8.
The election is set for Nov. 12, but voters can weigh in early beginning Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the County Clerk’s office inside the Washington County Courthouse.