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
$28,000,000

Tennis Center
$10,000,000

Sports Field Complex
$9,000,000

Cape Fear River Park
$6,300,000

Cape Fear Aquarium
$3,200,000

City Pool (Lake Rim Park)
$2,500,000

Skateboard Parks (Raeford Road & Commerce Street, College Lakes Park, Westover Recreation Center)
$1,900,000

Splash Pads (D. Gilmore Park, J.W. Coon Elementary, Southgate Park)
$1,500,000

Neighborhood /Community Parks (Montclair Park, Southgate Park)
$1,000,000

Existing Park Improvements (Brentwood School Park, Clark Park, D. Gilmore Park, Massey Hill, Mazarick Park, MLK Jr. Park, Seabrook Park)
$800,000

To view the full bond package click below ↓

Full Bond Package Presentation_Dec 14 Council Meeting

 

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