Local Parks in Fayetteville, AR

Local Parks in Fayetteville, AR

Whether you seek out parks for playing, running, biking, hiking, picnicking, or relaxing, Fayetteville, Arkansas has an abundance of local parks with trails, open green areas, and picnic areas for you to explore.

Local Parks

Lake Fayetteville – Lake Fayetteville includes the North Shore Park and disc golf course, Veterans Memorial Park, a boat dock and marina, and Lake Fayetteville softball complex. Boat and bike rentals are available. There is also a 5.5-mile nature trail around the lake, and four miles of the Razorback Greenway runs alongside the lake.

Wilson Park  – Wilson Park is Fayetteville’s first and oldest park. With almost 23 acres, the park feels spacious. The grounds include a softball diamond, swimming pool, tennis courts, playground and pavilions. You’ll love the whimsical rock castle, fishpond and beautiful landscaping.

Finger Park – This 19-acre park has large open area, pavilion, short hiking trail, a small stream, and a large grove of trees leading up the mountain to an overlook.

Gulley Park – The 27-acre park includes several natural features such as Niokaska Creek, open fields, and a pond. There is also a paved and lighted 1.5-mile trail that circles the park. In the summer, Fayetteville residents grab their coolers and lawn chairs and head to Gulley Park for free Thursday concerts.

Gordon Long – This 6.6-acre park features a playground, swings and picnic area many trees protect the kids on hot summer days. Another feature of this park is its proximity to Scull Creek Trail.

Gregory Park – This 19-acre wooded park features a natural-surface trail around its perimeter with benches and a pavilion.  In 2018, with the help of the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists, extensive biking facilities were added to Gregory park, including a concrete pump track, a bicycle skills course, and two one-direction natural-surface downhill mountain-bike trails.

Kessler Mountain Regional Park – Mountain bikers and hikers love Mount Kessler for its loopy, multi-level trails. Community athletes appreciate the six lighted soccer fields and four lighted baseball fields. Parents and kids enjoy the large playground near the park’s entrance. Besides the 13 miles (and with plans to expand!) of natural trails, a paved trail called Cato Springs Trail connects to the Razorback Regional Greenway.

The natural beauty visible in Fayetteville’s parks, lakes, trails, and gardens attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. If you want to move to a city that treasures its public green space, contact us to surround yourself with a great real estate team.


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