Wilson Park Trail project nears completion

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Construction of a new 6-foot wide concrete trail is now complete at Wilson Park in Fayetteville.

A nine-month trail renovation and lighting project at one of the city’s most popular parks is about to wrap up.

City officials last week announced that construction of a new 6-foot wide concrete trail and the addition of Light Emitting Diode (LED) trail lights is now complete at Wilson Park, located at 675 North Park Avenue in Fayetteville.

Cracked asphalt on the trail

The trail lights are scheduled to come on at 5:30 a.m. and turn off at daylight, then come back on again at dark and go off at 11:00 p.m. when the park closes.

Heavy use on the trail, combined with erosion and buckling, led to the decision to replace the trail’s surface. Adding lights was something Parks and Recreation officials said residents have been requesting since the day the original trail was completed in 1996.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30 just west of the castle near the corner of Park Avenue and Prospect Street.