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Concealed weapons are prohibited at the sites used by Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation that are also Cumberland County School grounds.
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Cross Creek Park [ map ]
This park is easily accessible and beautifully landscaped in the center of downtown Fayetteville. Benches surrounding a statue of the Marquis de Lafayette invite visitors to enjoy a small oasis of quiet during their day’s activities. The fountain at the front of the park on Green Street is a popular site for weddings. The reserve the fountain for your special occasion, call 433-1547.
Fayetteville Community Garden
Intersection of Vanstory and Mann Streets
Fayetteville now has a community garden, a 5 acre tract of land with approximately 100 plots available to citizens for the planting vegetables, flowers and herbs. The concept of community gardening is very simple; patrons rent space and FCPR supplies garden boxes, compost and water. The garden is organic in nature therefore no chemicals or synthetic herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or fertilizers will be allowed. Plots are raised beds approximately 20 ft. by 20 ft. Gardening is a wonderful activity for all ages and can be physically and mentally engaging. The potential benefits are endless. Plots may be rented for $25, with the option to renew Jan. of each year. For rental information contact FCPR administrative office at (910) 433-1547.
Festival Park, located at the corner of Ray Avenue and Rowan Street in downtown Fayetteville, has been described as the “crown jewel of downtown.” Consisting of 14 acres, it opened in April 2007, and created a class venue consistent with the quality of life that is our community’s hallmark.
Festival Park offers:
• An infrastructure for special event vendor booths to include power and water on a creatively patterned pavement promenade that enables quick planning and set-up for festivals
• A main stage that can accommodate performances and events on its 40’ x 66’ surface
• Grass lawn seating for intimate groups as well as large crowds for community celebrations ranging in the thousands
• Support areas to include backstage dressing rooms, loading dock, concession area and public restroom
• Pedestrian walkways that tie into a creek trail
Festival Park is available for rent for your special event. Call 433-1547 for fees and availability.
North Carolina Veterans Park
300 Bragg Boulevard
433-1457, 433-1458 or 433-1944
Tues.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. noon- 5 pm
Closed Mon., except open on Federal Holidays when hours will be 10 am-5 pm
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Fayetteville is proud to be the home of the North Carolina Veterans Park. The first state park dedicated to military veterans – young and old…living or deceased…from all branches of the Armed Services; Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
With its rich military heritage, Fayetteville is the perfect place to house the North Carolina Veterans Park. The city’s beautifully revitalized downtown is a fitting location, given the spirit of renewal embodied in the park. What’s more, North Carolina is proud to call itself the “Most Military Friendly” state, and the Veterans Park incorporates many natural and architectural elements that represent the state. Symbolic features pay homage to the veterans from all 100 counties of North Carolina and represent the citizens who support them.
The primary theme of the North Carolina Veterans Park (NCVP) is a “Veteran’s Journey: life before, during, and after service.” The secondary theme is rebirth and healing. This park represents that redevelopment.
A 3,500 square foot Visitors Center anchors the park near the entrance. The Visitors Center includes a Service Ribbon Wall made of fused glass, representing every service medal awarded since the Civil War, as well as a unique chandelier made from 33,500 “dog tags” (service member identification tags). There is also an interactive globe that allows you to pinpoint a location and learn about the heroic events that happened there.
Outside the Visitors Center is the North Carolina Soils Wall, built with soil collected from the state’s 100 counties. Native soils from North Carolina are featured and used throughout the park. Numerous fountains and sculptures help tell the story of a service member’s journey through their military career and beyond.
Join us on Armed Forces Day, May 18, for a special ceremony for 10-11:30am.
Riverside Dog Park
555 N. Eastern Blvd.
This Fayetteville facility has gone to the dogs – literally! The Riverside Dog Park, located near the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, opened in Sept. 2008 and was an instant success. A joint effort between the Bark for a Park Committee and Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department, Riverside Dog Park is open each day dawn to dusk; dogs outside the enclosed area must be on a leash. A small enclosure is provided for small dogs that weigh less than 25 pounds and another, larger area is set aside for larger dogs. All dogs must be legally licensed and have current vaccinations; tags must be securely attached to the dog’s collar. Have fun with your dog at Riverside!
2165 Old Wilmington Road [ map ]
This 100-acre park is a combination of developed facilities and natural woodland and is the home to the "Christmas in the Park" in December. It is open to the public daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. from March through October. Winter hours (November through February) are 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Picnic pavilions, ball fields and more make this a popular gathering spot for families and large groups. The one mile long perimeter road is ideal for biking and walking. For more information on reserving the pavilions and other amenities call 433-1547.
Amenities: Baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, concession stand, horseshoe pits, disc golf, picnic pavilions, playground, tennis courts, nature trails and restrooms.
J. Bayard Clark Park
631 Sherman Drive [map ]
Clark Park is the city’s second largest regional park and is considered a gem those who frequent it. It was designed, and remains, a natural woodland area dedicated to preserving the environment and educating the public on North Carolina plants and wildlife. Three trails wind through the park and along the Cape Fear River. The Nature Center showcases both static displays and live reptiles and amphibians. Certified park rangers educate visitors at the center, along the park trails and through school visits. They conduct yearly events at the park such as nature fairs, basic astronomy, animal print tracking and much more!
A visit to the Nature Center can include a picnic at one of the eight tables on the back deck overlooking the woods and waterfall. The park also has a put-in point on the Cape Fear River for canoes. You must provide your own canoe and equipment. For those interested in walking, jogging or bicycling, use the main parking lot to start your visit to the Cape Fear River Trail, a four mile paved trail running between the park and the Jordan Soccer Complex. A sign at the corner of the parking lot directs patrons to the trailhead.
Amenities: Nature center w/restrooms, walking trails, trailhead for Cape Fear River Trail, primitive camping, canoe put-in on Cape Fear River.
Lake Rim Park
2214 Tar Kiln Drive [ map ]
Whether you want to take a stroll on the one-mile border trail through the wetlands to Bones Creek, play a game of soccer with friends, or have a family picnic, Lake Rim Park offers something for everyone. All facilities are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis unless they are reserved. To find out how you can reserve a picnic shelter or athletic field for your special event contact the park office at 433-1018. Well-behaved, furry family members are welcome to enjoy a walk around the park too, but they must be on a leash and under your control at all times.
Amenities: Picnic areas, horseshoe pits, walking trails, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, athletic fields, natural areas, a Native American themed garden, children’s playgrounds and restrooms.
Belvedere Avenue [ map ]
Mazarick Park is a multi- purpose park featuring fishing, boat rentals, a Frisbee Golf course, picnic shelters, and trails. A tennis court and baseball field are available for a quick game. Picnic areas are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis unless they are reserved. For more information on shelter rentals, call 433-1547.
Amenities: Softball field, pavilions, concession stand, fishing pier, rowboat rental, trails, playground, tennis courts, disc golf and restrooms.
Christina Smith Park
500 Fisher Street [ map ]
This park is co-located with JS Spivey Recreation Center at Walker-Spivey School. On 15 acres of property, this facility has become very popular for large group functions. There are a variety of activities available at the park, including the Splash Pad, a unique water feature that adds to the neighborhood and the events held there. Call Spivey Recreation Center to reserve, 433-1572.
Splash Pad hours of operation: May 14-Sept. 10; Mon.-Sat.; 10 am-6 pm; 3-6 pm when school is in session; Sun.; 1-6 pm
Amenities: Baseball/softball fields, football/soccer field, green space, outdoor basketball court, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit, pavilion, playground, splash pad and restrooms.
College Lakes Park
Rosehill Road [ map ]
Now renovated, this park is now bringing families out for more than just baseball. Situated on 11.5 acres, and near College Lakes Recreation Center, the park is accommodating more and more visitors. Bring your picnic lunch or supper and enjoy the outdoors.
Amenities: Baseball/softball fields, green space, walking trail, concession stand, pavilion, playground, restrooms
Bonanza Drive [ map ]
The park and recreation center are located next door to Westover High School. Other amenities are on the school’s grounds, enhancing the park atmosphere for the community.
Amenities: Baseball/softball fields, football/soccer fields, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, pavilion, walking trail, green space and restrooms.
Douglas Byrd School/Park
Ireland Drive [ map ]
The grounds of the Douglas Byrd Schools allow the community to participate in a variety of outdoor activities.
Amenities: Baseball/softball fields, football/soccer fields, outdoor basketball courts, green space, concession stand, walking trail, restrooms
Eastover Community Park
2721 Ball Park Road [ map ]
Enjoy a picnic and ball game at this park in the Eastover community.
Amenities: Baseball/softball fields, concession stand, pavilion and restrooms.
1600 Purdue Drive [ map ]
The park behind the Dorothy Gilmore Recreation Center has a large playground totally handicapped accessible. The play surface is rubber composite to ensure the safety of its users.
Glen Reilly [ map ]
Tucked into the Glen Reilly neighborhood off Reilly Road, this park is easily accessed by residents and nearby housing areas.
Amenities: Green space, horseshoe pit, pavilion, playground, walking path
Hall Park [ map ]
Located on Hall Park Road in Gray's Creek, the park offers baseball/softball fields, picnic shelters, concession stand and restrooms.
352 Devers Street [ map ]
Honeycutt is centrally located near Fayetteville Technical Community College together with Kiwanis Recreation Center. Families gather for youth baseball games and younger children play on the two playgrounds, one of which is specially designed for toddlers. The walking path invites lunchtime visitors to get a little exercise, too.
Amenities: pavilion, baseball/softball fields, walking path, playground, one toddler-sized playground, green space, concession stand, restrooms
Mable C. Smith Park
Shadbush Lane off Deep Creek Road [ map ]
This park east of the Cape Fear River is catching on as a great place for walking, pick-up basketball or a group picnic. The park is less than three years old and is designed with the community in mind. The pavilion is available to reserve, call 433-1547.
Amenities: Football/soccer field, basketball courts, green space, walking trail, horseshoe pit, pavilion, playground, restrooms
1612 Camden Road [ map ]
In the heart of the Massey Hill community is the park at the recreation center. This is where the residents gather for ball games or to watch their children on the playground. Nearby is an inline skating rink where kids can learn to play hockey.
Amenities: Baseball/softball field, playground, concession stand, horseshoe pit, walking trail, inline skating rink, restrooms
1018 Rochester Street [ map ]
Adjacent to the recreation center is the park where the community comes to play outdoors. Whether it’s a ball game or the playground, this is a gathering place for all.
Amenities: Baseball/softball field, green space, horseshoes, playground, restrooms
Langdon Street across from Fayetteville State Univ. [ map ]
A favorite for family reunions and similar large gatherings, Seabrook seems to have what everyone wants in a park, including the city's only public swimming pool. To reserve the picnic pavilion, call Smith Recreation Center at 433-1571.
Amenities: pavilion, baseball/softball field, basketball courts, playground, toddler playground, pool, concession stand, restrooms
E.E. Miller Elementary—Rim Road; recreation center, baseball/softball fields, green space, playground, concession stand and restrooms.
Lake Rim Elementary—Hoke Loop Road; recreation center; baseball/softball fields, practice fields, gymnasium, playground and walking path
Pine Forest Middle—Ramsey Street; recreation center; baseball/softball fields, football/soccer fields, concession stand, playground, walking path and restrooms.
Stedman Elementary—Circle Drive in Stedman; recreation center; baseball/softball fields, football/soccer fields, concession stand, playground, walking path and restrooms.
Stoney Point Elementary—Rockfish Road; recreation center, playground, walking path and green space.
E. Melvin Honeycutt Elementary—Lakewood Road; baseball/softball fields, football/soccer field, concession stand, green space, playground and restrooms.
Cliffdale Elementary—Cliffdale Road; recreation center, fooball/soccer fields, practice fields, volleyball court, green space, playground and restrooms.
Glendale Elementary—Skycrest Drive; practice fields, football/soccer fields, green space, playground and walking path.
Max Abbott Middle—Winding Creek Road; baseball/softball fields, football/soccer, greenspace, gymnasium and walking path.
Montclair Elementary—Glensford Drive; practice fields, football/soccer fields, green space, playground and walking path.
Nick Jeralds Middle—Ramsey Street; baseball/softball fields, football/soccer fields, green space and gymnasium.
Ponderosa Elementary—Bonanza Drive; practice field, baseball/softball fields, concession stand, green space, playground, concession stand and restrooms.
Reid Ross Classical—Ramsey Street; baseball/softball field, green space, gymnasium and track.
SPECIAL USE PARKS
Cross Creek Linear Park [ map ]
Pedestrians are able to enjoy the quiet of the creek as they walk the path or enjoy the scenery from one of the benches placed along the way. The park spans 2.8 miles from Festival Park to the Riverside Dog Park.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park [ map ]
At this time, a sculpture of Dr. King, a fountain, a picnic pavilion and open space are the beginnings for the 13 acres of land commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The park is part of the link of greenways connecting people and places.
The selfless service and sacrifice of those who have served this country should never be forgotten. Fayetteville, a city of history, heroes and a hometown feeling, will always remember those who fought to protect our freedoms. Freedom Memorial Park serves as a reminder that freedom is not free. Take a moment to enjoy the park and pay tribute to America's heroes.
Arsenal Park [ map ]
Arsenal Avenue/Myrover Street
Of historical significance to the city is Arsenal Park, four acres of open space on the site of Fayetteville’s Arsenal prior to the Civil War. The park is used for events conducted by the Museum of the Cape Fear for historical education.
Cape Fear River Trail [ map ]
Treetop Lane or Sherman Drive
The paved trail is 10 feet wide and open to pedestrians, joggers, bicycles, rollerblades, and other non-motorized transport. It winds for nearly 5.3 miles, one way.
Rowan Park [ map ]
Rowan Street/Woodside Avenue
Rowan Park is famous for its band shell and the blue whale. No reservations needed for the pavilion.
The grounds include a picnic pavilion, band shell, playground and play features.
Senior Citizens Center [ map ]
739 Blue Street
The Senior Center is located on Blue Street off Bragg Boulevard. The grounds include green space, horseshoe pit, pavilion, restrooms, and walking path.
Tokay Park [ map ]
Hamilton Drive/Sanford Drive
This is the main location for our youth football leagues. In addition to the number of fields at Tokay, it is adjacent to the Reid Ross Classical School. The track has a rubberized surface and is used for high school track and field meets, some regional meets, local Special Olympics Games, and our recreation track team, the Fayetteville Flyers.
Amenities: four football/soccer fields, concession stand, green space, track, playground, tennis courts and restrooms.
Lamon Street Park [ map ]
121 Lamon St, Fayetteville NC 28301
This athletic facility is the site of tournaments as well as league play for our adult leagues in the spring and fall. The pavilion, concession stand and playground make the park a wonderful place to spend the day or evening while catching some great softball action.
Amenities: three softball fields, green space, concession stand, pavilion, playground and restrooms.
Douglas Byrd Park [ map ]
Douglas Byrd Middle School - Ireland Drive
The facility is the location of a multi-purpose field hosting flag football games, plus baseball fields and a walking trail.
Amenities: multi-purpose field, four baseball fields, concession stand and restrooms.