Parkapalooza set for May 18 at Lake Fayetteville

Event poster

The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department will host the first-ever Parkapalooza at Lake Fayetteville on Saturday, May 18, in celebration of the National Kids to Parks Day initiative.

Events planned include disc golf, kayaking, sand volleyball, a one-mile fun run, a 5K race, and bike rides on both the soft-surface and paved trails around the lake.

Also included are tours of the butterfly house at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, a trail ribbon-cutting and the official unveiling of artist Stacy Levy’s Spiral Wetlands installation as part of the Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere celebration.

2013 Parkapalooza schedule

9-11 a.m. – Disc golf at Lake Fayetteville softball fields
9-11 a.m. – Kayaking at Lake Fayetteville marina
9-11 a.m. – Sand volleyball at Veterans Memorial Park
9-11 a.m. – Butterfly house tours at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
9-11 a.m. – Sun boxes at Lake Fayetteville dam

9 a.m. – One-mile fun run and 5K at Veterans Memorial Park
10 a.m. – Bicycle trail rides at Veterans Memorial Park
11 a.m. – Trail ribbon-cutting and Spiral Wetland unveiling at Veterans Memorial Park

The Mayor’s Corner – Guest: Julia Roe and Chase Gipson