Fayetteville Parks & Recreation Bond moves to March Ballot

A public hearing was held on December 14 to hear from citizens regarding the City of Fayetteville bond order authorizing up to $35,000,000 Parks and Recreation Bond.

The City Council voted unanimously to move the 35 million dollar parks and recreation bond referendum to the March 15, 2016 primary ballot.  The Fayetteville community will have the final say.

From the city…

  • Projects were strategically selected based on the community’s recreational needs
  • Revenue potential was considered
  • Facility design ensure convenience and development of world-class destinations
  • Intended maximum General Obligation Bond Debt of $35 million will support $64.2 million in new amenities

What are the projects?

some park project locations have not been determined

Multi-Purpose Aquatic & Senior Center with Fieldhouse

Tennis Center

Sports Field Complex

Cape Fear River Park

Cape Fear Aquarium

City Pool (Lake Rim Park)

Skateboard Parks (Raeford Road & Commerce Street, College Lakes Park, Westover Recreation Center)

Splash Pads (D. Gilmore Park, J.W. Coon Elementary, Southgate Park)

Neighborhood /Community Parks (Montclair Park, Southgate Park)

Existing Park Improvements (Brentwood School Park, Clark Park, D. Gilmore Park, Massey Hill, Mazarick Park, MLK Jr. Park, Seabrook Park)

To view the full bond package click below ↓

Full Bond Package Presentation_Dec 14 Council Meeting


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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".