Fayetteville may team up with non-profit to fund playground

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The Fayetteville City Council at an October meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.
The Fayetteville City Council at an October meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council on Nov. 15 will consider contributing funds to combine with public donations to develop a playground area at one of the city parks, possibly Patriot Park on the north end of Redwine Road.

City Manager Ray Gibson in a Nov. 9 letter said Fayette County resident Ineke Eddy recently requested the council consider the possibility of the city teaming up with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to develop a playground area at Patriot Park.

“The council was interested in the possibility, but wanted to ensure a location was finalized before moving forward with support for the project to include the financial match,” Gibson said.

Gibson said the current option on the table is to provide a letter of support to Ms. Eddy and the 501(c)(3), and in addition to the city committing $100,000 in funding once the public donations reach $250,000.

The only park location that is currently being discussed is Patriot Park, but staff will need guidance as to the preferred location for the playground equipment once the funding is finalized, Gibson noted.