Fayetteville to Consider Million Dollar Projects to Improve Parks

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Millions of dollars could improve parks and recreation in Fayetteville, but on what projects is up for debate.

The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will consider two lists of possible projects at its September 10 meeting.

The board will review a list of proposals for a potential bond renewal next year. There are two lists: a $25 million proposal and a $20 million proposal. Differences are denoted per item: 

REGIONAL PARKS

Kessler

 Baseball/parking – $6,870,000

 Artificial turf – $1,000,000

Lake Fayetteville

 Veterans Park improvements – $1,000,000/ $650,000

 Ballfield area renovations – $150,000/ $100,000

 Lake Forest nature trail – $550,000

Lake Sequoyah

 Phase I camping/study – $800,000

COMMUNITY PARKS

Bryce Davis

 Park improvements – $2,500,000/ $2,250,000

Gulley

 Park improvements – $795,000/ $485,000

Walker

 Park improvements – $2,260,000/ $2,010,000

Wilson

 Park improvements – $550,000/ $400,000

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

YRCC/Buddy Hayes – $1,000,000

Existing neighborhood parks – $750,000/ $510,000

New neighborhood parks – $600,000/ $400,000

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Combs paddle/nature park – $3,625,000

Nature in city – $650,000

Land acquisition – $1,900,000

Total – $25 million/ $20 million

Source: Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department

The list is expected to form a question to voters as part of a potential bond renewal next year.

Each category of projects, from public safety to street improvements, would be a separate ballot measure for voters to consider.

City administrators are aiming to hold a vote in March. The City Council will consider both lists and decide the final projects late this year.

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