FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 3, 2021
Contact: Ted Jack
Park Planning Superintendent
Kessler Mountain Regional Park Baseball Trailhead Temporarily Closed
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Due to construction work to repair failed slope areas above the baseball fields at Kessler Mountain Regional Park, the baseball field parking lot trailhead will be temporary closed until Dec. 18.
Crossland Heavy Contractors is working to repair failed slope areas and strengthen other areas west of the ballfields to prevent future erosion. Some of this work requires large dump trucks moving dirt to what will become a new trailhead for the Kessler Mountain trail system, as outlined in the park’s master plan.
Visitors will need to use the Fayetteville Traverse trail to access park trails during this closure, as the Saddle Up trail is closed until further notice. A temporary map has been prepared to help illustrate the access points and trails that are closed.
Visitors with vehicles are asked to use the playground parking lot or parking at the end of Judge Cummings Road adjacent to the soccer fields.
Over the holidays the baseball parking lot will be available. After the first of the year, the trailhead will need to be closed again for a short period.
Construction of the new ballfields at Kessler Mountain Regional Park is funded through a Parks Improvement Bond approved by Fayetteville residents in 2019. The new field complex and slope work are expected to be complete by mid-summer 2022.
Additional information about planned improvements at Kessler Mountain Regional Park can be found at fayetteville-ar.gov/kesslerpark.