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Melvin Ford Aquatic Center Opens with Renovated Facility

Posted: May 25 2017

Press Release


Contact: Mayor’s Office 
Phone:  (479) 271-5966 

May 24, 2017

Melvin Ford Aquatic Center Season Opens with Renovated Facility

Bentonville, AR – May 24, 2017…Melvin Ford Aquatic Center opens this summer season with a new look!

The Aquatic Center opened in 1992 as the only public outdoor swimming pool in Bentonville. Over the last several months, the bathhouse has undergone renovations for the first time in its 25-year history.

This capital project included a new roof and paint job for the exterior of the building. The interior of the bathhouse was completely remodeled with central air, new lockers, fixtures, faucets, lighting, shower stalls, paint, shelving, and more.

Opening day for the summer season is Saturday, May 27th.

Open Swim Hours:
Monday-Friday        12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday      12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lap Swim Hours: 
Monday-Thursday    5:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday                       5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday                   7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday                      12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Daily admission for the Aquatic Center is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for patrons under the age of 18. Additionally, a Bentonville Community Center membership includes admission to the Melvin Ford Aquatic Center for the season.

The pool is available for private party rentals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 9:00pm.

There are several programs and events taking place this summer at Melvin Ford Aquatic Center including swimming lessons, a recreational youth swim team, Jr. lifeguarding classes, and more.

The Melvin Ford Aquatic Center is located at 2000 NE Memorial Park Square.

For more information, please call Bentonville Parks and Recreation at 464-7275 (PARK), or visit us online at www.playbentonville.com.