Special Events

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Metric Century Bike Ride

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12, 30 or 62-mile Bike Ride through Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Starts at Festival Park. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Cumberland County. Register at the FCPR Administrative Office and online at www.active.com. On-site registration begins at 7 am on the day of the ride. Ride safe - wear a helmet!
All Ages; Sat., Oct. 5; 8 am
Early Registration; July 1-Sept. 22: $20 and includes a t-shirt
After Sept. 22: $20 and does not include a t-shirt

Click here to register online at Active.com.

Click here for a printable copy of the registration form.

Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park is celebrated at Arnette Park, a beautiful combination of developed facilities and natural woodland spanning 100 acres adjacent to the Cape Fear River. 

Bring your family and friends for a leisurely stroll on a ½ mile paved walking trail while taking in the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. You’ll enjoy entertainment provided by local artists, roast marshmallows at the fire pit and get creative at the craft station. Relax and watch some of your favorite holiday movies on the outdoor movie screen and take a ride on the Christmas Express train. Don’t forget to stop by and visit with Santa!  

Arnette Park is located at 2165 Wilmington Hwy, Exit 100 off Hwy 87. 

December 6-22; 6-9 pm  

Service Animals Only 

Cash Only 

Admission: $10 per family vehicle, $30 per commercial vehicle and $75 per motorcoach/bus
Photos with Santa: $5 per photo (no personal cameras)
Marshmallow Roasting: $1 per stick, $1 per four marshmallows (no personal supplies)
Train Ride: $1 per person
Kid's Craft Projects: $1 per craft 

For more information, call (910) 433-1547. For inclement weather, call (910) 306-7325.