Fayetteville is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Experience all that The Natural State has to offer with over 40 miles of trails, 4,000 acres of parkland and beautiful lakes and rivers. The breathtaking scenery and numerous walking, jogging and biking trails make the city an ideal spot for discovering the great outdoors.
The Great Outdoors
Covering more than 4,000 acres of land, Fayetteville has 70 parks with something for everyone. Our parks offer 40 miles of paved and natural trails, three lakes, 43 athletic fields/courts, a swimming pool, a BMX track and even a skate park. Whatever you want to do, it’s free of charge. Fayetteville parks are the perfect place for public events such as the Summer Concert Series or private gatherings, whether it’s a family reunion or a birthday party.
Fayetteville is a leader in establishing trails throughout its city limits. An extensive trails system is currently in use and expanding at the rate of two to three miles per year. Following the city’s Master Plan, a 100-mile interconnected system will someday run throughout the city.
When to PickWhether you want to know which fruits and vegetables will be at the Fayetteville Farmers Market, or when you should go pick them yourself, the Harvest Calendar will help you know what is in season and ready to pick in Arkansas month-to-month.
Trail BlazingFayetteville is continually making strides in establishing trails throughout its city limits. An extensive trails system is currently in use and expanding at the rate of two to three miles per year. Following the city’s Master Plan, a 100-mile interconnected system will someday run throughout the city. These trails provide a safe and easily accessible route for transportation and recreation across the city. For more information, visit NWATrails.org
Conserving our Natural HeritageThe Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association (FNHA) was formed in January 2003 after Mount Sequoyah Woods was going to be sold by the Western Methodist Assembly. With the help of the
city of Fayetteville, FNHA committed to raising $300,000 out of the $1,300,000 selling price. The city acquired Mount Sequoyah Woods and followed through on its fundraising commitment.
Ruffle Your FeathersBirding in Fayetteville and the Ozarks Mountains has become an extremely popular activity. More than 200 species of birds make their home in the Ozarks for some part of the year, while many birds live here year-round. The Ozark Mountain hardwood forests, pine forests and stream sides provide a wonderful habitat for this large species of birds.
Water, Water EverywhereHit the water and enjoy the recreational activities offered by the many lakes, rivers and streams in Northwest Arkansas. Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, camping, canoeing and so much more, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Ozarks.
Fishing HolesWith five lakes and four rivers and streams in and around Fayetteville, there are many places to find the perfect fishing spot. Whether you are wanting to fish for small- and large-mouth bass, trout, bream, catfish or trout, you can find a fishing hole nearby.
The Natural Beauty of the Ozarks
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is one of Arkansas’ premier public garden spaces. Continually evolving, the garden currently features nine display gardens showcasing the many woody, herbaceous and exotic plant and flower species that thrive in Northwest Arkansas.