Centennial Park Pavilion

fayetteville, arkansas

The Centennial Park Pavilion serves as a central gathering point in this cycling-focused city park, providing restrooms and other needs for park and event patrons. Its vertical light wells establish monuments for orientation within the park, while the overall form references the seven hills of Fayetteville and proposes Millsap Mountain as part of a secondary ring of significant hills within the expanded city.

The newly created Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain is a cycling-activated park with state-of-the-art cyclo-cross and mountain biking facilities. Residents can access trail infrastructure unlike any other in the region within an area of preserved greenspace connected to neighborhoods and Fayetteville's existing 50+ miles of shared-use paved trails and 40+ miles of natural-surface trails.

While Centennial Park and its many trails are free and open to the public, it has been host to the prestigious 2022 Cyclocross World Championships, the 2021 Cyclocross World Cup, the USA Cycling Pro Cup Mountain Bike Series, and other races. The park was named the 2022 Outdoor Facility of the Year by the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association.

Typology Civic + Recreation
location Fayetteville, Arkansas
completed 2022
photography Timothy Hursley


  • 2023 Fay Jones School Alumni Merit Award
  • 2022 Outdoor Facility of the Year by the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association