Fayetteville wants your opinion of the latest Gulley Park master plan

A stone sign stands at what was once the northern boundary of Gulley Park. The city now owns an additional 11 acres of land north of the sign thanks to a 2014 purchase facilitated in part by the Friends of Gulley Park citizen group.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

City officials are asking for public input on the latest draft of the Gulley Park Master Plan.

The plan outlines areas for various concepts such as court sports, a dog park, and activity hub which includes an expanded playground area with tree houses, a new splash pad and more.

The draft also shows a more centralized alignment of the Niokaska Creek Trail through the park to allow ADA access to the gazebo while avoiding potential conflicts in the most trafficked part of the trail away from the playground.

Citizens are invited to view and provide comments on the latest draft of the plan, which can be viewed online at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/3070 or at the Parks and Recreation Department office at 1455 S. Happy Hollow Rd.

Comments can be submitted through the online comment form on the webpage, by email at [email protected], by phone at 479-444-3471, or by mail at Parks and Recreation Department, 113 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Officials said ethnic minorities, persons with special needs, elderly persons over 55, and special interest groups are strongly encouraged to provide comments.

The comment period ends at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.