FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2020
Contact: Dean Rawlings
Recreation Programs Manager
Visitors Invited to “Chalk the Park” at Wilson Park this Saturday
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark—Fayetteville residents and visitors are invited to create chalk art in Wilson Park this Saturday, August 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. during “Chalk the Park,” an event to honor and thank our healthcare workers.
Chalk artists of all ages may help decorate the Wilson Park Trail with chalked art, quotes and/or messages to show appreciation for healthcare workers who have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 during this pandemic. Feel free to shout out to your favorite healthcare worker or simply create your best chalk art along the themes of celebration, thanks, and hope. Additional information is available at the event listing on Fayetteville Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FayettevilleParksAndRecreation.
City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation staff will be stationed at two locations in the park and will provide two colors of sidewalk chalk to artists while supplies last. People are welcome to bring their own chalk as well. Look for Parks and Recreation tents located near the tennis courts at the Prospect St. entrance and near the swing set at the Wilson Ave. entrance. Water will also be available. Face masks will be required to pick up chalk and/or water.
Social distancing will be required for all Chalk the Park artists and other visitors throughout the park. Please remember to maintain a distance of at least six feet between yourself and others, and to wear a mask.