Parks, Lakes, and Pavilions

The City of Fayetteville offers 37 parks ranging from cozy Neighborhood parks to larger Community Parks to the 620-acre Kessler Mountain Regional Park, each with its own attractions and special features, such as nature trails, ball fields or basketball courts, picnic areas, pavilions, and more. This page features links to some of the City's most popular parks, but there are many more than are shown here. For a full listing of all City parks, click here. 

Neighborhood Parks

Fayetteville has dozens of small, family-friendly parks in neighborhoods throughout the city to provide close-to-home recreation for City residents. View this full list of city parks, or refer to our interactive Parks and Trails map to find a park close to you.

Community Parks

Community Parks are larger than neighborhood parks, and include a variety of features such as nature trails, ball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, large playgrounds, dog parks, splash pads and more. 

Lakes and Regional Parks

Fayetteville has five regional parks that offer a variety of great outdoor experiences. Averaging 632 acres in size, these parks offer three large lakes with fishing and boat rentals, miles of hard-surface and natural-surface hiking and biking trails, and sports facilities such as baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, and disc golf.

Park Pavilions


Many parks feature covered pavilions that can be reserved for family gatherings, birthday parties, etc. Pavilion reservation is free for groups of under 75 and events lasting under four hours. 
If you are interested in reserving a pavilion or field, please click here
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