FAYETTEVILLE -- Parts of Centennial Park are closed, beginning today, in preparation for the 2022 Walmart Union Cycliste Internationale Cyclo-cross World Championships.
The cyclo-cross courses at Millsap Mountain will host the championships Jan. 28 through 30, only the second time during its 72-year history the event will take place in the United States, according to a city news release.
"The park's cyclo-cross racecourse and event venue area will be closed to public use Jan. 14-31," the release states.
The racecourse and event venue for the championships will be built during that time.
Several trails, including soft-surface trails Learners Permit, Pop Rocks and Junk Drawer, will be shut down as well.
All onsite public parking will be closed during that period, according to the release.
The main parking area at Centennial Park Lane and the parking at the north trailhead off Technology Way will be closed.
"The Fayetteville Traverse Trail will remain open during the duration of the event, both for community use and as a bike- or hike-in option for spectators during the event," the release states.
For more information about the championships, visit cyclocrossfayettevillear2022.com.