2019 Bond Park Improvement Projects

The 2019 Bond, approved by voters in April 2019, included up to $26,405,000 for park improvements. This bond will occur over the course of three consecutive three year phases. The first phase is complete and included projects valued at over $11,245,000.

Phase Two improvements, totaling an estimated $10,960,000, include seven projects around the city.

An overview of Phase Two park projects is provided below. Additional project details, along with status updates, may be viewed on sub-pages listed within the navigation menu.

View the March 7, 2022 Parks presentation to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Project budget committed as of December 1, 2023 (Phase I/II)

71.5 percent of the Parks Bond has been committed as of December 1, 2023
2019 Park Bond Projects Phase Two map

Phase Two Bond Funding Projects: Overview

Regional Parks 

Lake Fayetteville Softball Complex Improvements

  • Ballfield complex renovations
  • Construction began in summer 2023, with completion anticipated in March 2024.

Combs and White River Park Planning 

  • Master plan for enhanced recreational and conservation area and blueway
  • Nature trail
  • Natural swimming area 

Neighborhood Parks

YRCC and Buddy Hayes Park Improvements 

  • Design documents in progress
  • Expansion of the community center including multipurpose room, teaching kitchen, storage
  • Enhancements to Buddy Hayes Park including sidewalk, outdoor education area and creek access

Community Parks

Underwood Park Master Plan and Improvements

  • Master plan set to be complete in late 2023
  • Construction expected by end of 2023 

Bryce Davis Park Master Plan and Improvements

  • Master Plan was adopted by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on October 2, 2023.
  • Construction expected to begin in early 2024

Walker Park Improvements and Master Plan 

  • Master plan adopted by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on September 6, 2023.
  • Improvements to follow master plan.

Wilson Park Improvements

  • New “Hub” building with pavilion and restrooms
  • Construction underway and expected to be complete by end of 2023