Combs Park planning meeting to be held Jan. 24

Planning Meeting Scheduled for Enhancements to Combs Park

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A public meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Fayetteville Public Library to gather input from residents about enhancements to Combs Park.

The meeting will take place 5-7 p.m. outside the Ziegler Reception Room of the library, located at 401 W. Mountain St.

Input is being sought by the Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Department on the best ways to enhance Combs Park to integrate with future restoration work on the West Fork of the White River. The project will include the Pump Station Dam being removed and the river restored through work being planned by the Watershed Conservation Resource Center.

“Combs Park will become Fayetteville’s first true river access park designed for water recreation and nature appreciation,” said Ted Jack, park planning superintendent. “The park will provide access for picnicking, trails, swimming, wading, fishing, and paddling, and it will serve as one stop on what will be a ‘blue way’ or river trail along the West Fork of the White River.”

Map showing location of Combs Park in Fayetteville.
Map showing the location of Combs Park in Fayetteville.

Combs Park also will be connected to the City’s active transportation trail system and less than a four-mile ride from the Historic Downtown Square.

The meeting will be held in a drop-in, open-house format. Information will be available for review, and City of Fayetteville staff will be on hand to discuss ideas and answer questions.

Project information and a questionnaire will be placed on Speak Up Fayetteville, the City’s online engagement portal. Starting at 5 p.m. on Jan. 24, residents can access them at: https://speakup.fayetteville-ar.gov.

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This project is partially funded by the Park Improvement Bond approved by Fayetteville residents in 2019. For more information, visit: https://fayetteville-ar.gov/4321/Combs-Park-Improvements.

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(From City of Fayetteville news release)

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