A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled this week to celebrate the first phase of construction of the long-awaited regional park in south Fayetteville.
Residents are invited to join city officials for the ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at the temporary parking lot located at 2600 W. Judge Cummings Road off South Cato Springs Road.
The first phase of construction includes six soccer fields, three lighted baseball fields, two restroom/concession buildings, about 400 parking spaces, and associated infrastructure including an entry road, water, electric, and sewer lines.
Other phases could include baseball fields, basketball courts, softball fields, sand volleyball courts, a large pavilion, trails, a playground, an amphitheater, and a splash pad.
City Council members this month approved five contracts totaling $10.6 million for the first phase of the park which is being funded from parks development money, parkland dedication fees, and two separated voter-approved bonds.
Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2016.
For more information about the history, site selection, and anticipated economic impact of the park, see our August 2013 guide.