Reminder: Wilson Park trail ribbon cutting set for Thursday, June 30

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

With a nine-month trail renovation and lighting project now complete, one of the city’s most popular parks has reason to brag a little…if parks could brag, that is.

City officials recently announced that construction of a new 6-foot wide concrete trail and the addition of LED trail lights is now finished at Wilson Park, located at 675 North Park Avenue in Fayetteville.

To celebrate, 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.

In case you missed the initial post, 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 trail use, along with erosion and buckling, led to a decision to replace the trail surface. Adding lights is something residents have been requesting since 1996 when the trail was first built.