Melvin Ford Aquatic Center

Downtown Activity Center: 215 SW A Street Community Center: 1101 SW Citizens Circle
Hours vary by facility
Downtown Activity Center: 479-464-PARK (7275) Community Center: 479-696-0200
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The Melvin Ford Aquatic Center provides something for people of all ages, and swimming abilities.  For younger children, a 1 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,1 meter spring diving boards and one,12 foot tall water slide.  In addition, a competitive pool ranging from 3 feet to 8 feet deep .  This pool is open for lap and recreational swimming during designated times.

2000 NE Memorial Park Square

Melvin Ford Aquatic Center


2000 NE Memorial Park Square

Admission Fees (Entry to Melvin Ford Aquatic Center is included in your Bentonville Community Center membership):

Description Daily Admission
Adults $3.00
Under 18 $2.00

For more information on swimming lesson session dates and times please visit our Swimming Lessons page

For more information on our Youth Swim team, please click HERE

Wibit Wednesdays

What is a Wibit? A Wibit is a floating obstacle course that includes climbing, sliding and jumping from one end to another, while floating in the middle of the pool.

Private Pool Party Rentals

Your rental includes the main pool, mushroom pool, and driving well with slide and diving boards. May add Wibit inflatable for an extra $100. Please call for availablity.
Available Rental Schedule: June 2nd, 2017-August 13th, 2017*
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 7:00pm-9:00pm
*Some dates are not available due to prior scheduling and reserved on a first come, first serve basis 
# of Guests Price 
Up to 50 Guests $250* (3 Lifeguards)
51-100 guests $300* (4 Lifeguards)
100+ guests call for a quote
Wibit (additional fee) $100
Additional Lifeguards 

Additional fee may be applied 

Pool Party Rental Form



Aquatic Center Vicinity Map. Click to view in seperate window.