What is this Project?
The Gulley Park Master Plan was updated in 2018 and helped locate the new Niokaska Trail and other improvements for the park. During the Master Planning process, additional parking was identified as a high priority. In this phase one project, 2019 bond funds are being used to expand parking from 31 to approximately 60 spaces in the Township parking lot. Additionally, funded by other means, work on the development of enhancements around the existing playground area are planned. This work will include an interactive fountain, seating, activity shelter, outdoor games area, restroom improvements, and expansion of the playground area.
Why is it important?
Gulley Park is one of Fayetteville’s major community parks and improvements are planned to expand recreational opportunities for a variety of users of all ages. Growth in the immediate area, expansion of connecting streets and bicycle trails, and the need for additional public open space and outdoor recreation facilities within the park quadrant have made these improvements increasingly important.