Residents invited to celebrate new Lake Fayetteville Park trailhead area

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

City officials will celebrate the completion of a new Lake Fayetteville Park trailhead parking area during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 on the east side of the lake next to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Crossover Road.

The new parking lot allows improved access to the east side of Lake Fayetteville Park, and includes 40 automobile parking spaces, two motorcycle spaces, and bicycle racks. The area also includes a new hydration station as part of a partnership with Beaver Water District. The station includes a water fountain, a bottle filling tap, and a ground-level drinking bowl for pets.

From a news release:

The parking lot was designed as a low-impact development facility – allowing drainage from the asphalt lot to collect in a central bio-swale. The bio-swale can hold a large volume of rainwater which will infiltrate and be absorbed by the soil, mitigating the new hard surface of the asphalt lot. This system is designed to accept all but the heaviest downpours, at which time there is a standpipe overflow which will drain rainwater toward the creek rather than flooding the parking lot. The bio-swale has been heavily planted with inland sea oats, which once fully established, will provide a thick cover of vegetation. New landscaping is also being established with street and parking lot trees, as well as native shrubs along the street side of the lot.

Residents are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony. For more information about Fayetteville Parks and Recreation, visit