Melvin Ford Aquatic Center

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Welcome to the Melvin Ford Aquatic Center!

2021 Season Information Coming Soon

The Melvin Ford Aquatic Center provides something for people of all ages, and swimming abilities. The 50-meter competition pool ranges from 3-8 feet deep and is great for recreational and lap swimming. For younger children, a one foot deep wading pool featuring a rain drop fountain is located on deck. For the more adventurous the Aquatic Center has a diving well 13 feet in depth equipped with two, one meter spring diving boards. 

Membership 2

Safety

Required for entry into the facility, members must be able to answer "NO" to each of the below questions per Arkansas Department of Health regulations:

  1. Have had a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater in the last two days.
  2. Have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or other COVID-19 symptoms.
  3. Had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 in the previous fourteen days and they themselves are not fully vaccinated
  4. Had a positive COVID-19 test within the last ten days
  5. Waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test

Further safety measures taken by Bentonville Parks and Recreation are:

  • 6 foot spacing must be practiced when entering, exiting, or walking throughout the facility
  • Mask are strongly recommended except when swimming 
  • Patrons must notify a Supervisor or Manager as soon as possible if you test positive for COVID-19 and have used the facility