Budget provides $15M for state veteran's park

Posted July 9, 2008

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— The state budget approved on Tuesday provides $15 million to the city of Fayetteville for a state veteran's park.

The 15-acre park, which will honor the state’s veterans of all armed forces, would be built at Rowan Street and Bragg Boulevard as part of downtown's new northwest gateway.

The master plan calls for a reflecting pond, a visitor center, formal gardens and a sundial with dates of significant military actions.

Construction of the park will begin in around 2010.


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  • Phrostbite Jul 10, 2008

    This is so stupid. If they really wanted to do something for the vets they could've found a way to spend that $15mm that would have an impact on their quality of life.

  • moreupset Jul 9, 2008

    Do not get me wrong but this is not the best of economic times to spend 15 million on a park.

  • Seeminglyopposed Jul 9, 2008

    No offense, my family and myself are vets, but those out there are not trying to buy gas, pay for food or clothing and their families are. What are these people thinking?

  • whatelseisnew Jul 9, 2008

    Not that I begrudge doing things like this to honor our veterans, I just do not think we can afford to spend 15 million dollars on this. I am a veteran, the best honor comes from people showing respect, doing things themselves to support vets, especially those that are disabled. I do think there are a lot of needs in the state where this money could be put to an even better purpose.