CANCELLED: Ribbon-cutting ceremony planned at Mount Sequoyah Gardens

A new arbor with flagstone paving was installed as part of the Mount Sequoyah Gardens improvements project.

Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Update: Heavy rains led to the cancellation of the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. The event was rescheduled for Wednesday, May 14, but was cancelled due to another round of rainy weather.

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Mount Sequoyah Gardens improvements project at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 12 Wednesday, May 14. The 3-acre park is located at 100 N. Summit Ave., west of Oklahoma Way and north of Lighton Trail.

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The 15-year-old park was established primarily as a way to preserve and enhance the panoramic views the area offers of Fayetteville and the surrounding hills. Until now, its only amenities included a single bench in the middle of a grassy area on land that once housed an abandoned water treatment facility and water storage tank.

The improvement project included replacement of the existing asphalt on the access drive leading to the park, installation of a pre-engineered arbor with flagstone paving, construction of a native stone seating wall and a colored concrete apron.

The work was done through a $72,000 contract with General Construction Solutions, Inc. of Springdale.

For more information, contact the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department at 479-444-3471.