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The Fayetteville Church's Worship, Education & Retreat Preserve

Welcome

God has blessed us with 85 acres that includes a lake and a 5k trail for walking, praying, running, and biking. We want our members and neighbors to enjoy these and use them to draw nearer to God and one another.  We only ask that you abide by the rules and regulations that we’ve created for your safety and enjoyment.

All participants must read through the consent to participate and fulfill all requirements before property use.

If you have any questions, please contact us here.

Purpose Statement


The purpose of The Fayetteville Church's Worship, Education & Retreat Preserve is to create a spiritual environment where participants can draw near to God & one another by building family, friendship, community, and having fun.

   Goals

  1. Support The Fayetteville Church’s purpose of knowing God and making God known.

  2. Educate the community on how to build spiritual family, friendships, and community that is pleasing to God.

  3. Provide a safe, wholesome environment that fosters and promotes Christ-centeredness in all our relationships.

 

Our Facilities & Amenities
 

The Fayetteville Church Worship, Education, & Retreat Center currently consists of a church building, walking and prayer trails, a basketball court, and a lake for boating and other activities.

 

Who Can Use the Facilities?

 

Church Building Use  

While exceptions exist, the church building is primarily used by the members of the church.

Visitors are always welcome for all worship services!

If you wish to use the church building, please click here.

 

Requirements to use all other Facilities & Amenities
 

In order to use all other facilities and amenities, the following conditions must be met:
 

  1. You must be a regular participant of The Fayetteville Church worship services.

  2. You must read and sign this Consent to Participate and Waiver of Liability Release Form

  3. You must complete the safety test.

  4. You must be 18 or older or under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian who meets the above requirements

 

Noted Exceptions on Who Can Use the Facilities: 
 

  1. Escorted guests may use the facilities as specified in this agreement. 

  2. Neighbors who live within ½ mile of the property and meet requirements (2) thru (5) above may use the Facilities and Amenities other than the church building.

 

General Prohibitions
 

 In order to maintain consistency of our purpose and goals, the following rules apply to everyone:

 

  1. No alcohol, drugs, vaping, or smoking of any kind.**

  2. With the exception of activities in the church building, all activities are restricted from dawn to dusk.  Activities after dusk or before dawn are prohibited, including using the lake and trails.**

  3. No ATVs, RVs, etc.

  4. No horses.

  5. No motorized vehicles on the trails, with the exception of electric bicycles***. 

  6. The use of fireworks, weapons, or the discharging of firearms is prohibited.

  7. No hunting or trapping.

  8. No loud music or other disturbing noises.**

  9. No open flames or campfires.**

  10. Owners are responsible for their pets and must clean up after their pets. Pets must always remain close to their owner. When other people or pets are present, pets must be on a leash.

  11. All children under the age of 18 must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian and are the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.

  12. Do not disturb or harm wildlife. Poisonous snakes do exist and should be avoided. DO NOT handle or go near the snakes! Similarly, there are many snapping turtles. Do not touch or go near the turtles – they bite!

  13. No littering or dumping.

  14. Take all waste and trash with you when you depart. Bathroom facilities do not exist outside the worship facility so plan accordingly.

  15. Failure to abide by these prohibitions may result in loss of the use of facilities and amenities.

 

** Exceptions may be granted but require written permission and/or a permit available here.

***Exceptions to motorized vehicles include any motorized vehicle that is helping aid or transport a person with a disability. 

 

Lake & Dam Safety Rules
 

  1. No swimming or diving

  2. Currently, fishing is catch-and-release only! DO NOT release fish caught outside our lake into our ecosystem. 

  3. Diving or jumping off the docks is prohibited. No running on the docks.

  4. No diving or jumping into the lake from boats

  5. Electric Motors only are permitted on the lake**

  6. Permitted watercraft include kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, paddle boards, inflatable boats, and row boats, small fishing boats, and small sailboats. Check with staff before using other types of watercraft.**

  7. In accordance with state laws, all persons using any watercraft must have an approved personal floatation device (PFD) on board. Any person ages 13 or under using a watercraft must wear the PFD at all times.

  8. Persons under the age of 18 using the docks or watercraft must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

  9. Currently, fishing, jumping, or diving from the dam is prohibited. 

  10. Climbing on the dam’s concrete spillway is prohibited.

  11. Motorized vehicles on the dam are prohibited, except for electric bicycles on the marked trail.

  12.  The lake dam road is for pedestrians and bikers only. Further restrictions may apply at various times, so be aware of and abide by all signage around the dam.

 

In addition to the prohibitions above, there are many other considerations for all lake users. Below are a few of these considerations:

  • The lake has no lifeguards or designated swim areas.  Anyone using the lake does so at their own risk.

  • The quality of the lake water is unknown and subject to change due to changing weather conditions and chemicals or other foreign substances entering the lake. The lake water could be detrimental to your health.

  • The lake bottom contains thousands of stumps and other non-visible hazards, which make wading, swimming, boating, diving, and jumping potentially dangerous. Anyone using the lake should be aware of these hazards and use the lake at their own risk.

  • Failure to abide by the rules and cautions can lead to serious bodily harm or death.

Our Trails

1.5 Mile Trail

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5 K Trail

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