The City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Public School District have partnered together on many projects throughout the years. In 2005, City Council approved a joint lease agreement for 10 years with the School District to utilize Asbell Elementary School for the Park’s soccer program and Holcomb Elementary School since the outfields of fields #1 and #4 at the Gary Hampton Softball Complex are on school property.
In 2011, the School District terminated the Asbell lease because of the need to build high school tennis courts. The City and School District both participated in funding the building of Asbell, Holcomb and Vandergriff Elementary School Gyms. The gyms are to be used by the public schools during the day and by the public in the evenings and weekends through the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club.