Lake Fayetteville north shore swing improvements coming

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On The Media: A KNWA cameraman films reporter Marci Manley on the swings at Lake Fayetteville. The two were working on a story when we arrived Thursday afternoon.

The City of Fayetteville parks department this week announced that construction will soon begin on a swing improvement project at the north shore area of Lake Fayetteville Park.

The project includes the demolition of the existing swing structure, construction of a concrete pad with safety surface tiles, sidewalk, and associated site work.

City officials said the existing swing structure was custom built before 1982 and is not in compliance with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other safety guidelines.

Lake Fayetteville Park – north shore

All newly constructed walks and safety surfacing area will be ADA accessible.

The new swing structure will include four belt swings for ages 5 and up. Additionally, in an effort to accommodate numerous citizen requests, a toddler swing for ages 2 to 5 and one fully ADA accessible swing will also be installed.

Construction is scheduled to begin this week and should be completed by November 2011. Orange construction fencing, barricades and signs will be used to direct park and trail users around the construction areas.

According to information provided by Lindsley Smith, the city’s communication director, bids for the project were opened on May 18. RJR Enterprises, Inc. was the low bidder in the amount of $67,739. The project is funded with Parks Development (HMR tax) funds.

The 590-acre community park is located in the northeast quadrant of town east of College Avenue (U.S. Highway 71B), west of Crossover Road (Arkansas Highway 265) and north of Zion Road.


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