About Us

Parks and Recreation services continue to evolve in an effort to best meet the needs of this growing community. Staff have recently been involved in a number of exciting projects for Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

On December 13, 2016 the City of Fayetteville signed an agreement with the Houston Astros that will bring Minor League Baseball to downtown Fayetteville for the first time. Coordination with Major League Baseball is ongoing as the plans for Fayetteville’s downtown stadium are underway. The new stadium will be a beacon for citizens and provide countless recreational opportunities for individuals, groups and families. Planned for placement just off Hay Street, the new stadium’s proximity to local restaurants and shops makes it an ideal way to spend the day in the downtown area.

After months of development, www.fcpr.us was reintroduced to the community as the departments’ newly upgraded website. Parks and Recreation staff worked in cooperation with the City’s Corporate Communications department in order to ensure citizens could access an easy to navigate website for all of their recreation needs. Stop by the website today to check out upcoming programs and events! 

Soon, citizens will be able to enjoy Splash Pads at multiple Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation locations! Seven Splash Pads were included in the Bond Referendum voters passed in March 2016 and Splash Pads will be the first of the intended new facilities to be completed. Locations currently scheduled for construction this year include Kiwanis, Massey Hill and Myers Recreation Centers. Construction is estimated to begin early summer. Bond projects also slated to begin this year include the Downtown Skate Park and the Western Senior Center.

Information and Input Meetings, open to the general public, will soon be scheduled as planning continues for the Downtown Skate Park and the Western Senior Center. These meetings will allow for citizen input as each of these Bond Projects moves forward. Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on scheduled meetings!

Michael Gibson,
Director, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation

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Michael Gibson
Director, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation