FCPR facilities remain closed to public access. FCPR will conduct business over the phone and online. General Information: 910-433-1547; Email:; Website: FCPR has postponed all department organized programs, activities, athletics, special events and rentals until further notice. FCPR will not take any additional shelter or room reservations until further notice. FCPR staff will contact and work with affected individuals and groups to reschedule or refund at a later date. As conditions change, the status of these postponements and closures will be re-evaluated. Parks and trails are currently open (playgrounds, outdoor basketball courts, splash pads, pools and the skate park remain closed). Use caution and practice social distancing.

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Bond Package Projects


The below listed projects and descriptions were proposed to voters for approval during the Bond Referendum. Projects are subject to change.  



Est. Cost (Millions)

Existing Park Improvements (Brentwood School, Clark Park, Dorothy Gilmore Therapeutic, Massey Hill, Martin Luther King, Mazarick, Seabrook)


Splash Pads (7) (Cliffdale, E.E. Miller, Gilmore Therapeutic, Kiwanis, Massey Hill, Myers Recreation Centers and Downtown Stadium Complex)


Cape Fear River Park (Downtown Riverfront) 


Skateboard Park (Downtown)


Sports Field Complex 


Tennis Center


Senior Center (2) (East & West Fayetteville)



clarkparkExisting Park Improvements

Upgrades and renovations to existing buildings and parks grounds are planned to enhance existing facilities and better meet the needs of those utilizing them. Improvements are planned for 7 locations:

  • Brentwood School Park
  • Clark Park
  • Dorothy Gilmore Recreation Center
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Park 
  • Massey Hill Recreation Center Park
  • Mazarick Park
  • Seabrook Park

Planned improvements will provide walking/hiking trails at 6 locations, and community picnic shelters at 5 locations. Building additions are planned for the Clark Park, Dorothy Gilmore and Mazarick Park facilities. Additional upgrades to amenities include a variety of items. Horseshoe Pits, Volleyball/Basketball Courts, Athletic Playing Fields, and a Playground are among the amenities planned for inclusion. 

splashpadSplash Pads

Zero depth entry splash pads, planned for installation at 7 locations, offer citizens an opportunity for recreation and social interaction. Located at the Cliffdale, E.E. Miller, Gilmore Therapeutic,Kiwanis, Massey Hill, Myers Recreation Centers and one additional site to be determined, these 2,000 square foot splash pads will provide water based outdoor activities for all ages. Facility design includes 4-5 water play features using recycled water. 

Cape Fear River Park

Located on the bank of the Cape Fear River, the Cape Fear River Park will feature an interactive/passive park in an urban riverfront setting. The park will draw a broad spectrum of residents and non-residents to participate in outdoor recreation activities. The facility will also feature a boardwalk, boat docks, picnic shelters, trails and open green spaces. 

skateparkSkateboard Park

The Skateboard Park, located near downtown, will feature an in-ground concrete design able to serve the entire Fayetteville-Cumberland County region. Catering to both Novice and Advanced skaters, the skateboard park would offer beginners a safe place to learn as well as provide a challenge for the more advanced boarders.

The park would feature banks, ledges, streets, bowls, park lighting and fencing. This facility would allow for Open Skate, Lessons, Exhibitions/Demonstrations, Rentals and Contests/Competitions. The main location would feature a concession/restroom facility as well as viewing stands. 

Sport Field Complex

The multipurpose sport field complex will boast 15 Athletic Playing Fields and green space designed to cater to the interest and needs of this growing community. Fields will be constructed for Youth and Adult Baseball/Softball as well as Soccer/Football. Of the 15 fields planned, 6 will be constructed with Synthetic Turf. The facility will also feature picnic shelters with BBQ areas, playgrounds, a walking trail and a clubhouse. 

two-people-playing-tennisTennis Center

A tennis center for players of all ages and ability levels, with a total of 18 courts. Both clay and hard court surfaces are intended for installation. The facility will feature a Championship Court with 1,000 spectator seats. Courts will feature covered changeover stations and participants will be able to visit the on-site pro shop. The facility will also include indoor meeting space. 

Senior Centers

Two full-service facilities, located in both Eastern and Western Fayetteville, Senior Centers would offer a library, video room, and classroom space. Additional amenities such as an art room, dance studio and fitness space, would allow the facilities to truly enhance the quality of life for those visiting them.