Heat/Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Update

UPDATE: The City is now encouraging residents to put out yard waste carts in the event we can get them picked up this weekend. Citizens should also continue to leave their solid waste carts out at the curb until they are picked up.

Festival Park

Corner of Ray Avenue & Rowan Street

City of Fayetteville

Clark Nexsen (formerly Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee) and SfL+a Architects

Fleming & Associates, PA

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Festival Park sits on 14 acres and has a seating capacity of 15,000 people. The site was formerly a coal de-gasification operation. Decontamination was completed in 2004. The site is bounded by a major thoroughfare, an active rail line and a city street, and is subject to seasonal flooding from a creek that bisects the site. These physical features greatly influenced the design process.

The impressive performance pavilion provides an outdoor, multi-use performance space and is comprised of a raised, covered stage; back-of-house functions in a simple, rectangular extrusion. When not in use, the pavilion appears more like public art, than an empty stage. The back-of-house functions slide to one side, allowing an open view through to the backdrop of trees.


  • 2009 Inform Magazine Design Award
  • 2008 AIA Triangle Honor Award
  • 2007 AIA North Carolina Merit Award