This is new dedicated parkland area (3 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 6 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 which will occur in the first phase of bond projects.
When will it be completed?
This project is planned for completion in Phase 1 implementation of the bond projects; however, design work will not start till completion of the Master Parks System Plan, expected to be complete in late summer of 2021.
How is it funded?
Funding will be provided by the bond issue that Fayetteville voters approved in April of 2019.