Recreation Programs & Special Events


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                               Fayetteville Parks and Recreation! The Best in Arkansas!

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a wide variety of Recreation Programs we offer to the Citizens of Fayetteville. Our programs include youth and adult soccer, youth and adult softball, adult kickball, adult flag football, adult volleyball, youth summer camps, and swim lessons, along with all activities at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center. Volunteer organizations manage activities in our parks for youth baseball, sand volleyball, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, and rugby. Annual Parks events include the Gulley Park Summer Concert Series, Art in the Park, and the Dive-In Movies at Wilson Pool. In 2014, more than 69,000 people participated in our "Award Winning" recreational programs. If you would like to get involed in sponsorsoring or donating to one of our recreational programs please see the sponsorship/donation packet to find various opportunities.


                                   SPONSORSHIP/DONATION PACKET & PLEDGE FORM
                                                            2014 FPR ACTIVITIES GUIDE

If you are interested in becoming involved with Parks and Recreation, either by interning,volunteering,                                                or through paid opportunities, please click here


2003 Sports Illustrated - #1 Sports Town in the State of Arkansas
2005 ARPA Therapeutic Recreation Program of the Year and Presidential Citation - Champs League
2006 ARPA Recreation Program of the Year - Red White and Boom Fireworks Celebration 
2007 Arkansas Parks and Tourism Program of the Year - Art in the Park  
2008 ARPA Recreation Program of the Year - Outdoor Adventure Camp
2009 ARPA Recreation Program of the Year - Youth Soccer Kickoff Celebration
2010 ARPA Sports Management Program of the Year - Fayetteville Soccer Program
2011 ARPA Tourism/Recreation Program of the Year - Trails System
2011 Citiscapes Magazine - Best Multiuse Trail System
2012 NWA Times Best of the Best Awards - Wilson Park and Gulley Park
2012 Citiscapes Magazine Best Public Park Award - Wilson Park
2012 Citiscapes Magazine Best Municipal Trail Award - Fayetteville Multiuse Trail Network
2013 Keep America Beautiful/UPS - Community Tree Planting Grant to establish a community orchard
2013 Kappa Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Comminuty Service Award - YRCC
2013 Citiscapes Magazine Best Public Park Award - Wilson Park
2013 Citiscapes Magazine Best Municipal Trail System in NWA - Fayetteville Multiuse Trail
2013 City of Fayetteville Sustainability Award - Alison Jumper, Park Planner 

                                                         Awards Received Consecutive Years

2008-2012 National Arbor Day Foundation Tree Growth Award - City of Fayetteville
1994-2012 Tree City USA - City of Fayetteville

                                                America in Bloom Award - City of Fayetteville    

2002 - Three Blooms
2004 - Five Blooms
2005 - Five Blooms
2006 - Four Blooms
2008 - Four Blooms
2009 - Four Blooms
2010 - Five Blooms
2011 - Four Blooms
2012 - Five Blooms