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Effective March 27, 2020: FCPR playgrounds, outdoor basketball courts and the skate park are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Parks and trails remain open. Use caution and practice social distancing.

Effective March 25, 2020: FCPR facilities are closed to public access. FCPR will conduct business over the phone and online. General Information: 910-433-1547; Email: parksrecinfo@ci.fay.nc.us; Website: www.fcpr.us. FCPR has postponed all department organized programs, activities, athletics, special events and rentals through April 30. FCPR will not take any additional shelter or room reservations until after May 31. FCPR staff will contact and work with affected individuals and groups to reschedule or refund at a later date. As conditions change, the status of these postponements and closures will be re-evaluated.

Click here for the latest COVID-19 information as it relates to the City of Fayetteville.


In The News!

Our view: Playgrounds are closed from virus concerns, but families have options - March 31, 2020
https://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/20200331/our-view-playgrounds-are-closed-from-virus-concerns-but-families-have-options

Several Cape Fear region parks closing amid coronavirus outbreak - March 30, 2020
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20200330/several-cape-fear-region-parks-closing-amid-coronavirus-outbreak

Fayetteville to restrict access to buildings; recreation centers to close - March 24, 2020
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20200324/fayetteville-to-restrict-access-to-buildings-recreation-centers-to-close

Cheers & Jeers - Thanks for all who helped with Seniors Rocker-Thon - January 31, 2020
https://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/20200131/cheers--jeers-thanks-for-all-who-helped-with-seniorsrsquo-rocker-thon

Extension of Cape Fear River Trail will allow bicyclists and walkers to travel 10 miles - January 11, 2020
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20200111/extension-of-cape-fear-river-trail-will-allow-bicyclists-and-walkers-to-travel-10-miles

Fay What? Why were Veterans Park fountains shut off for years - December 15, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20191215/faywhat-why-were-veterans-park-fountains-shut-off-for-years

Cheers and Jeers - Thanks for the lights at Mazerick Park - October 16, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20191016/cheers-amp-jeers-thanks-for-lights-at-mazerick-jeers-to-ipad-thief

Volunteers build playground in 6 hours at Smith Recreation Center - October 10, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20191010/volunteers-build-playground-in-6-hours-at-smith-recreation-center

Parks and Recreation extending splash pad use because of high temps - September 30, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190930/parks-amp-recreation-extending-splash-pad-use-because-of-high-temps

Completion of Senior Center West could be delayed by six months Councilman says - July 30, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190730/completion-of-senior-center-west-could-be-delayed-by-six-months-councilman-says

Cheers and Jeers - Thanks for making Rocker-Thon a success - July 22, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190722/cheers-amp-jeers-thanks-for-making-rocker-thon-success

Live Wire: Why does Parks and Rec maintain medians? - July 13, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190713/live-wire-why-does-parks-and-rec-maintain-medians

Public invited to skate park groundbreaking - July 10, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190710/public-invited-to-fayetteville-skate-park-groundbreaking

Latest Cumberland County splash pad opens in Linden - July 2, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190702/latest-cumberland-county-splash-pad-opens-in-linden

Cheers to Parks and Rec for new splash pad - June 13, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190613/cheers-to-parks-amp-rec-for-new-splash-pad

Gray's Creek pad opens with a splash - June 7, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190607/grays-creek-pad-opens-with-splash

Splash pad opens in Godwin - May 31, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190531/splash-pad-opens-in-godwin

City and County expanding splash pad hours - May 29, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190529/city-and-county-extending-splash-pad-hours

Fayetteville going top of the line with skate park builder - May 29, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190529/pitts-fayetteville-going-top-of-the-line-with-skate-park-builder

Fayetteville's long awaited skate park expected to open this fall - May 28, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190528/fayettevilles-long-awaited-skate-park-expected-to-open-this-fall

Fayetteville-Cumberland County Pools open for season - May 27, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190527/fayetteville-cumberland-county-pools-open-for-season

New splash pads open in Eastover, Wade - May 23, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190523/new-splash-pads-open-in-eastover-wade

Looking for outdoor activities in Fayetteville? Check these out - May 23, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190523/looking-for-outdoor-activities-in-fayetteville-check-these-out

City receives high credit for recreation bonds - May 20, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190520/city-receives-high-credit-rating-for-recreation-bonds

Fayetteville eyes future of parks and recreation - April 27, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190427/pitts-fayetteville-eyes-future-of-parks-and-recreation

Fayetteville to borrow $16 million for park, splash pads, sports and recreation - April 22, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190422/fayetteville-to-borrow-16m-for-parks-splash-pads-sports-and-recreation

Cumberland Matters: Hall Park playground equipment dedicated - April 15, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190415/cumberland-matters-hall-park-playground-equipment-dedicated

This is jhallowed ground; Kiwanis opening day of youth baseball - April 6, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20190406/this-is-hallowed-ground-kiwanis-opening-day-of-youth-baseball

Fayetteville, Hope Mills open youth baseball season Saturday - April 1, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20190401/fayetteville-hope-mills-open-youth-baseball-season-saturday

Gray's Creek Recreation Center renamed in honor on J.D. Pone - March 30, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190330/grays-creek-rec-center-renamed-in-honor-of-jd-pone

City breaks ground for pool at Lake Rim Park - March 29, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190329/city-breaks-ground-for-pool-at-lake-rim-park

Senior Center West project delayed as City looks to cut costs - March 25, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190325/senior-center-west-project-delayed-as-city-looks-to-cut-costs

Fayetteville Woodpeckers charity to benefit youth sports, military non-profits - March 20, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190320/fayetteville-woodpeckers-charity-to-benefit-youth-sports-military-nonprofits

Dennis Smith, Jr returns to his basketball roots at Seabrook Park - February 18, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190218/dennis-smith-jr-returns-to-his-basketball-roots-at-seabrook-park

Basketball courts at Seabrook Park to recognize Dennis Smith - February 14, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190214/basketball-courts-at-seabrook-park-to-recognize-dennis-smith

City Council oks land acquisition plan for joint senior and wellness center - February 11, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190211/city-council-oks-land-acquisition-plan-for-joint-senior-and-wellness-center

City of Fayetteville parks officials break ground for new splash pad - February 9, 2019
 https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190209/city-of-fayetteville-parks-officials-break-ground-for-new-splash-pad

Fayetteville Parks and Rec taking registration for spring sports - February 4, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20190204/jaclyn-shambaugh-fayetteville-parks-and-rec-taking-registration-for-spring-sports

Smith Recreation Center has no heat - January 4, 2019
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190104/smith-recreation-center-has-no-heat

Fay What? Why aren't we associated with little league or dixie youth - December 30, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20181230/faywhat-why-arent-we-associated-with-little-league-or-dixie-youth

Here's where to see holiday lights locally - December 13, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20181213/heres-where-to-see-holiday-lights-locally

City moves ahead with $11 million wellness and senior center - December 10, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20181210/city-moves-ahead-with-11-million-wellness-and-senior-center

City Council to consider agreement for wellness senior center - December 8, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20181208/city-council-to-consider-agreement-for-wellness-senior-center

Groundbreaking held for long awaited Senior Center West - October 10, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20181018/groundbreaking-held-for-long-awaited-senior-center-west

One stop voting site in Hope Mills moving to Gray's Creek Rec Center - October 2, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20181002/one-stop-voting-site-in-hope-mills-moving-to-grays-creek-rec-center

Fayetteville bicycle ride to benefit Special Olympics - September 10, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20180910/jaclyn-shambaugh-fayetteville-bicycle-ride-to-benefit-special-olympics

Cumberland Matters: Gray's Creek Rec Center renamed for J.D. Pone - September 2, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180902/cumberland-matters-grays-creek-rec-center-renamed-for-jd-pone

Haymount considered for $1 million skateboard park - August 27, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180827/haymount-considered-for-1-million-skateboard-park

Cross Creek Park getting new footbridge - August 19, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180819/cross-creek-park-getting-new-footbridge

Fayetteville in talk with Bragg to build new regional sports park - August 11, 2018
https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180811/fayetteville-in-talks-with-bragg-to-build-new-regional-sports-park

Expansion of Cape Fear River Trail set to begin - August 7, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180807/expansion-of-cape-fear-river-trail-set-to-begin

Fayetteville's public pools make a splash - all we need is more - July 16, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180716/myron-b-pitts-fayettevilles-public-pools-make-splash---all-we-need-is-more

Cumberland Community Foundation gives $134,000 in grants - July 11, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180711/cumberland-community-foundation-gives-134k-in-grants

All-star baseball, softball tourney cap parks and rec season - July 5, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20180705/all-star-baseball-softball-tourneys-cap-parks-and-rec-season

Hey Kids! Fayetteville's Splash Pads are now open late - June 19, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180619/hey-kids-fayettevilles-splash-pads-are-now-open-late

Pickleball brings people together - June 3, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20180603/pickleball-brings-people-together 

NFL player Allen hosts football camp at his childhood ‘escape’ - May 12, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20180512/nfl-player-allen-hosts-football-camp-at-his-childhood-escape 

Buddy Baseball gets a new field - April 21, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20180421/jaclyn-shambaugh-buddy-baseball-gets-new-field

Parks and Rec Offers Officiating Clinics - March 26, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20180326/jaclyn-shambaugh-parks-and-rec-offers-officiating-clinics

Hungry critters eye people at feeding time at Clark Park Nature Center - March 25, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180325/hungry-critters-eye-people-at-feeding-time-at-clark-park-nature-center

Youth Council shines at Thrive summit - March 25, 2018
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180325/youth-council-shines-at-thrive-summit 

Police Youth Group Seeks Headquarters - August 14, 2017
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170814/police-youth-group-seeks-headquarters

Tokay Fitness Center Welcomes its Family Home - August 1, 2017
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170801/smoke-free-at-last-tokay-fitness-center-welcomes-its-family-home  

Olympic medalist Katie Meili hosting clinic at Westover Aquatic Center - July 31, 2017
http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20170731/jaclyn-shambaugh-olympic-medalist-katie-meili-hosting-clinic-at-westover

Splash Pad Groundbreakings - July 17, 2017
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170717/splash-pads-might-be-open-in-four-weeks

FCPR sprucing up Downtown Fayetteville - June 4, 2017
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170604/fayetteville-parks--rec-crew-spruces-up-downtown

Massey Hill Recreation Center in partnership with Morning Star Youth Development and Massey Hill Community Watch - May 28, 2017
http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20170528/birdhouse-build-latest-project-for-youth-at-massey-hill-rec-center

FCPR Opening Day - May 29, 2017
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170529/pools-reach-maximum-capacity-on-first-day-of-season

Myers Recreation Center gets kids moving - May 7, 2017
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170507/fun-festival-gets-kids-moving

Buddy Baseball: a place to fit in - April 29, 2017
http://www.fayobserver.com/sports/20170429/your-sport-buddy-baseball-place-to-fit-in