Fayetteville closes all but six public restrooms in city parks

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The Fayetteville parks department has closed all but six of the public restrooms in the city’s parks system in an effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The restrooms that will remain open are in heavily used areas, and parks staff plan to sanitize those restroom two to three times per day, according to a news release.

Restrooms that will remain open:

  • Walker Park (by the baseball complex and Razorback Greenway)
  • Wilson Park
  • Kessler Mountain Regional Park (at the soccer complex)
  • Gordon Long Park
  • Lake Fayetteville (at the softball complex)
  • Veterans Memorial Park

The city’s Parks and Recreation office at 1455 Happy Hollow Road is also closed to the public until further notice. Staff will still be answering calls at 479-444-3471 and emails at [email protected] on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Our parks and trails are a safe place for the people of Fayetteville to be active in the open air and to keep healthy,” said Connie Edmonston, the city’s director of parks and recreation. “We are encouraging people to use the parks and trails to ease stress during these challenging times, however, we are emphasizing the importance of practicing social distancing and other recommendations by the CDC.”