Thursday, September 27, 2007
Fayetteville, Walker Park Neighborhood Master Plan
What you are looking at is the compilation of a week long charrette of Walker Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Karen Minkel, long range planner from the City of Fayetteville presented the ideas from the groups that met. The master plan calls for more streets and sidewalks so that residents had better access to the park and downtown Fayetteville. People wanted Jefferson School to remain a center point in the neighbor, something like the Square in downtown Fayetteville. There were a lot of ideas for Walker Park itself. It's amazing how little of the park is utilized. Residents asked for a dog park, an amphitheater, a splash pad, more walking trails, community gardens and a children's park on the north side. The residents and city employees have really done a great job. The plan looked really great. Too bad it's going to take years to produce.