Accessibility in Parks

Bentonville Parks and Recreation strives to help all Bentonville residents and visitors discover how our facilities, parks, programs, and trails help enrich their lives, promoting physical and emotional well-being and providing options for the widest possible audience.

Bentonville Community Center

Bentonville Community Center Features
  • Accessible fitness studios and class accommodations
  • Accessible parking 
  • Accessible restrooms, locker rooms, showers, and cabanas
  • Accessible Walking Track
  • An elevator for accessing the 2nd floor
  • Automatic doors for entry and exit 
  • Beach entry for Leisure Pool
  • Chair lift availability for Competition Pool

Downtown Activity Center

Downtown Activity Center Features
  • Accessible fitness studios and class accommodations
  • Accessible parking 
  • Accessible restrooms, locker rooms, and showers
  • Automatic doors for entry and exit

Lawrence Plaza

Lawrence Plaza Features
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restrooms
  • The Ice Rink features accessible entry on and off the ice for skating
  • The Splash Park features ground level water jets and full accessibility of the splash pad

Parks and Trails

Parks and Trails Feature
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible sidewalks and entry ways
  • All pathway trails meet the USDA's accessibility guidelines for trails and greenways

Playgrounds

Playgrounds Feature
  • All playgrounds are accessible with ramped entries and transfer platforms where neccessary
  • Austin-Baggett Park Playground- Features a Merry-Go-All
  • Citizens Park Playground- Fully inclusive playground featuring wheelchair accessible play decks, adaptive swings, adaptive zipline, and more
  • Wildwood Park Playground- Features a Merry-Go-All

Pools

Our Pools Feature
  • The BCC Competition Pool offers a chair lift to enter and exit the water upon request
  • The BCC Leisure Pool features a beached sloped entry 
  • The Melvin Ford Aquatic Center offers a chair lift to enter and exit the 50 meter pool or dive well upon request

Restrooms

The vast majority of our restrooms feature a 5-foot turning radius, as well as grab bars and accessible amenities

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts Feature
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible sidewalks
  • Entrances level to the pavement 
  • Gates that lead into the courts are 32 inches wide or wider

Recreation Programs

All of our recreation programs are designed to be as accessible as possible and suit youth and adults of all abilities. Our team will work with individuals to make special accommodations to any of our programs. Programs feature:
  • Accommodated fitness programs
  • Accommodated swimming lessons 
  • Running and cycling events allow wheelchairs or any other approved assistance device
  • Specialized personal training