In the early years of the twentieth century, A.L. Trent donated the land to create the original "City Park", Now named Wilson Park. Through his own good will he provided Fayetteville with a place for individuals and families to gather in “a place of beauty”. With that same idea, we wanted to create a space for families to enjoy the outdoors. Now, Fayetteville will soon have a "City Park" once again.
In 1908, an anonymous writer going by the name “City Park Poet” penned a tribute to the natural beauty of this new addition to Fayetteville. In the poem “Athens of Arkansas,” the author tells the audience that
“By being more friendly with Nature and Art,” we “have added to town a beautiful park” and:
To sum it all up – to come to the test,
There’s but one addition that we can call best,
The one by Mt. Nord through Englewood shade,
The place of all places that Nature has made,
The place she has made and sealed with her mark
The beautiful place we call CITY PARK.
Our central location gives us great access to everything that makes Fayetteville what it is. The back of the property is boarded by Skull Creek and the Razorback Greenway. Giving you the feeling of being in nature, yet the connectivity of being connected to the local trail system.
We are half a mile from the University of Arkansas Campus, and many other local breweries and restaurants. City Park hopes to be a destination for you to enjoy, as well as a stop on your way around, exploring what makes Fayetteville funky.
City Park is nestled among trees and located directly off the trail on Skull Creek, making it the perfect spot to relax and refuel after a day of outdoor adventure. The restaurant features a full kitchen with a diverse menu, offering everything from juicy burgers and mouthwatering tacos to healthy bowls packed with nutritious ingredients. For those seeking a quick bite on the go. To quench your thirst, the full bar offers a variety of drinks including draft beer, wine, and expertly crafted cocktails. Whether you're looking to enjoy a meal with friends or simply unwind with a drink and take in the breathtaking scenery, this new trailside restaurant and bar are sure to impress.
BBQ fresh from the City Park Smoke House, will be something you can smell as you go down the bike trail. Offering everything from juicy burgers and mouthwatering tacos to healthy bowls packed with nutritious ingredients. For those seeking a quick bite on the go, trailside snacks are also available. To quench your thirst, the full bar offers a variety of drinks including draft beer, wine, and expertly crafted cocktails. Whether you're looking to enjoy a meal with friends or simply unwind with a drink and take in the breathtaking scenery, City Park is the place to do it!
phase 2 | 2024
Phase 2 coming in 2024 will bring even more fun and entertainment to our yard space. Get ready for some friendly competition with our yard games, including a yard bar and "boche ball" - perfect for socializing and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, we will also be undertaking creek restoration efforts, which will involve the removal of all debris and the restoration of both sides of the creekside, creating a pristine and serene environment for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, we are thrilled to introduce a direct bike trail connection from our trail to the yard space, making it even more convenient for cyclists to access our venue. Stay tuned for more updates and mark your calendars for Phase 2 of our exciting developments coming in 2024!