The site is the former location of an abandoned water treatment facility and water storage tank. In January 1998, several residents of the Mount Sequoyah area urged the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to develop a park at the site. On August 4, 1998, the City Council passed a resolution establishing and dedicating the site as a city park to preserve and enhance the panoramic views of the City of Fayetteville and the surrounding mountains. Citizens requested a lookout in addition to accessible parking at Mount Sequoyah Gardens for many years.
The completed project included an overlook arbor customized with a native stone seat wall and native flagstone slab, ADA accessible parking and connecting sidewalks. Shagbark hickory trees were planted around the new amenities in December 2014.