LOCATION CHANGE: Fayetteville to host “Meet Your Trails” series beginning May 17

Lake Wilson pavilion


Update: Shortly after this story was published, city officials changed the location of the May 17 trail tour to the popular Frisco Trail extension in south Fayetteville. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. at Walker Park instead of Lake Wilson.

City officials will host a series of events this summer designed to introduce residents to trails they might not know about in Fayetteville.

The once-a-month “Meet Your Trails” tours will be led by city administrators or department heads, and are free and open to the public.

The first tour is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Lake Wilson pavilion, located at 4668 S. Lake Wilson Drive Walker Park in south Fayetteville.

The tour will follow the Joe Clark Trail loop around the lake Frisco Trail, and will be led by Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan.

From a news release:

Lake Wilson was the city’s first drinking water supply. Now, this 320-acre park features two looping trails with rock outcrops and excellent natural beauty. The inside loop trail around the lake is 1.33 miles around, and the outer loop trail is 1.76 miles long. The spillway was repaired in 2010, but caution should be used while crossing the spillway section of the trail. The trail was built by members of the Ozark Society and dedicated to Joe and Maxine Clark in 1995.

Water will be provided as part of the City’s Recycle Something campaign. If you have any questions about different ways to recycle in Fayetteville, please visit the Recycle Something website at http://recyclesomething.org/

*Please note that the Joe Clark Trail is a nature trail, so strollers would not be suggested and there are no facilities available. Also, be advised that this is a no leash zone. Please reference the Parks & Recreation page located on the City of Fayetteville website for more information on the Trail, including directions.