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:
Baseball/parking – $6,870,000
Artificial turf – $1,000,000
Veterans Park improvements – $1,000,000/ $650,000
Ballfield area renovations – $150,000/ $100,000
Lake Forest nature trail – $550,000
Phase I camping/study – $800,000
Park improvements – $2,500,000/ $2,250,000
Park improvements – $795,000/ $485,000
Park improvements – $2,260,000/ $2,010,000
Park improvements – $550,000/ $400,000
YRCC/Buddy Hayes – $1,000,000
Existing neighborhood parks – $750,000/ $510,000
New neighborhood parks – $600,000/ $400,000
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.