This is new dedicated parkland area (three acres) in a rapidly growing area of the city. Bond funds in the amount of $60,000 have been earmarked for construction. This park will also have access to the city-wide trail system.
Why is it important?
When asked about their favorite activities to participate in when visiting parks, Fayetteville residents' top answers included picnicking, enjoying open green spaces and gathering with family and friends. These are all activities that can and will take place in parks nestled in neighborhoods around the city.
The average neighborhood park comprises a little over six acres, with about half being undeveloped natural areas that provide environmental benefits such as reducing urban heat islands, mitigating flooding, and reducing air and noise pollution.
What is the current status?
Lierly Lane Park has only recently been acquired by the City as a park land dedication park associated with recent housing development. The 2019 bond money will assist with the park’s development.
How is it funded?
Funding will be provided, in part, by the bond issue that Fayetteville voters approved in April of 2019.