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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Summer Hours – The Fountains at Lawrence Plaza, Creekside Park Splash Pad, and Melvin Ford Aquatic


Bentonville, AR……. Bentonville Parks and Recreation is excited to officially open the Fountains at Lawrence Plaza (LP) and the Creekside Park Splash Pad on Saturday, May 13. Melvin Ford Aquatic Center (MFAC), located in the heart of Memorial Park, will open on Saturday, May 27, in time to kick off Memorial Weekend. Between swim lessons, swim and dive teams, parties, camps, triathlons, and competitive meets, the swimming pool will be a hub of summer activity until the season ends on Monday, September 4. 

Summer hours for the Fountains at Lawrence Plaza (214 NE A Street) and Creekside Park Splash Pad (3104 SW Bright Road):

Open daily from 9am – 10pm 

Summer hours for Melvin Ford Aquatic Center (2000 NE Memorial Park Square):

Monday – Thursday:               Open Swim: 12pm – 5pm | Lap Swim: 5:30am – 7pm

Friday – Saturday:                  Open Swim: 12pm – 7pm | Lap Swim: 7am – 7pm

Sunday:                                   Open Swim & Lap Swim: 12pm – 5pm

*MFAC will be closed on select weekends for private swim meets and triathlon events.

Memberships (youth, individual, family, senior) and day passes ($3 adult | $2 under age 18) are available for purchase. Admission to Melvin Ford Aquatic Center is included in all Bentonville Community Center memberships.

For more information about Bentonville Parks and Recreation, please visit us online at, or call 479.464.7275.

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