Planning for the Kessler Mountain Regional Park has been underway since 2000. The location was chosen and approved by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in 2003. In 2010 approximately 200 acres was generously donated by Chambers Bank for construction of the park.
Kessler Mountain was identified as a premier natural area of the region that needed to be preserved and available for public recreation. Since the opening of the park, an additional 387 acres of Ozark forest adjacent to the park on Kessler Mountain was acquired by the City. This property was established as a nature preserve and a conservation easement was entered into with the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust (NWALT), which partners with the City on the protection of the mountain's environment, wildlife, and plant communities.
Kessler Mountain Trails
The City commissioned Progressive Trail Design LLC, partnered with Alta Planning and Design and Ozark Ecological Restoration, to prepare a trails master plan for Kessler Mountain. The City is currently in the process of implementing this plan. View Kessler Mountain Trails Plan.
Full Build Out
Mt. Kessler Regional Park
Phase 1 Plan
What is the current status?
Completion of the Kessler Mountain Regional Park baseball complex: Pending
Construction of four additional baseball fields and adjoining parking. Contingent on results of public bond issue vote.
Rotary Club of Fayetteville Playground: Completed in 2017
Phase one: Completed in 2016
This phase included six lighted soccer fields, four lighted baseball fields, two restroom/concession buildings, about 400 parking spaces, and other associated infrastructure including an entry road, water, electric, sewer lines, and a temporary trailhead access to the Kessler Mountain trails.