Tuesday, May 29, 2007
South Pass & Fayetteville Regional Community Park
Fayetteville has made a big step in developing a regional park. The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted to accept 200 acres of land to begin building a large multipurpose park. Another additional 200 acres could be added as the South Pass development phases are completed. The major focus of the park is the large baseball and soccer fields. The city hopes that it can start hosting large tournaments. The concept of the South Pass development is to use the park as a regional magnet. As people come to the park they are going to want places to eat, shop and stay. Everyone was happy with the park and it's amenities, although there was some concern about the number of available parking space. There are going to be some fields that will be open and could be utilized as parking areas. They do this at Gulley Park when they have those summer concerts. This is going to be a great park. It will have just about anything you want to do. However, this is a big project and it could take up to 10 years to complete. Money is going to be a big issue. The park is going to cost over 14 million dollars. The city currently has just over 2 million for the park now. They are going to have to come up with the rest of the money somehow.