Fayetteville to reopen more parks amenities on Aug. 24

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will reopen more amenities in some park locations beginning Monday, Aug. 24.

Parks amenities were closed in March because of COVID-19, but several areas were reopened in May.

Openings will occur at the most heavily used playgrounds and restrooms.

Playgrounds will reopen at Kessler Mountain Park, Walker Park, Wilson Park, Gulley Park, Bryce Davis Park and Veterans Park. One swing per bay will be reinstalled at Walker Park, Wilson Park, Gulley Park and Bryce Davis Park to maintain six or more feet of social distancing. Playgrounds will be open for normal park hours and will be cleaned and sanitized once per day.

Visitors are encouraged to wash hands frequently and bring their own hand sanitizer and wipes. Masks and social distancing are required. Visitors who are sick are asked to avoid visiting parks and using playgrounds.

Park restrooms will reopen at Wilson Park, Veterans Park, Gulley Park and Bryce Davis Park. The Walker Park restroom has been open throughout the pandemic. Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized twice daily.

Sport complex restrooms at Kessler Mountain, Gary Hampton, White River and Lewis Fields will be open during league play or rentals only with a maximum occupancy of two people per restroom. Masks are also required at those events, and social distancing must be maintained during use of the complexes.