Fayetteville seeks input on plans for Combs Park

Pump Station Dam at Combs Park(City of Fayetteville)

City officials want input from the public in making plans for Combs Park in southeast Fayetteville.

A public meeting is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24 outside the Ziegler Reception Room at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Parks staff want residents to help guide enhancements to the park, which will include access for picnicking, hiking, swimming, wading, fishing and paddling.

The work is part of a restoration project on the West Fork of the White River south of Huntsville Road. Plans include removal of the Pump Station Dam and river restoration by the Watershed Conservation Resource Center.

The park will become Fayetteville’s first true river access park, said Ted Jack, the city’s park planning superintendent. It will serve as one stop on what’s called a ‘blue way’ or river trail along the river.

Jack said the meeting will be held in a drop-in, open house format with city staff on hand to discuss ideas and answer questions. An online questionnaire will be available on Speak Up Fayetteville after 5 p.m. on Jan. 24.