FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) --Fayetteville Regional Park, located on the southwest part of the city, is scheduled to open later in the summer of 2016.
“We're trying to do out there is combine a lot of our program sports so that it's more convent for the users if they have multiple family members or children playing sports,” said park planning superintendent Alison Jumper.
Phase One of the park is 60 acres and will feature six developed soccer fields with four baseball fields.
Jumper said it is more than just sports; there will also be trails for hiking and biking.
“Since the city was able to acquire Kessler Mountain last year, we really are able to offer something for everyone out there," she said. "We have eight miles of existing trail up there right now up on Kessler, and we currently have a stream restoration project happening.”
Building a more than 80-space parking lot on the east end of the park will go in front of the city council on Tuesday (July 5).
Residents said they are happy to finally have a park close to where they live.
“It`s always good to have somewhere to go to have fun, you know take the family out and do what you want to do on the weekends with sports coming up,” said Jimmy Young.
Jumper said the city is thrilled to be able to offer something with such a variety and in a great location.
"You’re surrounded in the park around trees and mountain on three sides. You can look back towards the city and see the cityscape and see Mount Sequoyah, so it really is a unique setting,” said Jumper.