Input sought on Kessler Mountain trails master plan

Photo by Trent Sugg

City officials are asking for residents’ opinions about the development of a master plan for the trails atop Kessler Mountain.

A public meeting is scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31 in room 326 of City Hall, 113 W. Mountain Street. The meeting will begin with a presentation followed by public discussion.

Working with consultants Progressive Trail Design, LLC and Alta Planning + Design, the city is preparing an overall master plan to help guide existing trails management practices and future trail improvements for the 390-acre Kessler Mountain area, adjacent to the regional park being built in southwest Fayetteville.

From a news release:

The goal of this process is to plan for some level of public use while preserving the natural resource; thereby maintaining our high quality of life as the region continues to grow and prosper. The city is seeking help and guidance from the residents and users of the area in creating and gathering ideas for the master plan.

For those unable to attend this meeting, another public meeting is scheduled for late October and a survey will be posted online. Written comments may be submitted to Fayetteville Parks and Recreation, 113 W. Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701 or by emailing [email protected].

MORE INFO: For more information about the network of over 8 miles of trails atop Kessler Mountain, see our story “Three Hiking Trails Within 30 Minutes of Fayetteville” from April.