Park Rules

Please enjoy using the Bentonville Parks and Trails System. To ensure that it is a pleasant experience for all of our users, please follow these rules and guidelines, adopted by city ordinance, in all Bentonville Parks and Trails.

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  • Bentonville Parks are open from sunrise to 11 p.m.
    • The following playgrounds will close at sunset daily: 
      • Austin-Baggett Park Playground
      • Citizens Park Playground
      • Durham Place Park Playground
      • Gilmore Park Playground
  • No soliciting, vending, or peddling
  • Fireworks and other explosive devices are prohibited
  • Parking in designated areas only
  • Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited
  • Smoking is permitted only in parking lots
  • Fires are only permitted in fireplaces or on grills with hinged lids
  • Overnight camping is prohibited 
  • Please keep all pets on a leash
  • Pet waste must be disposed of in trash receptacles
  • Please do not litter 
  • Tampering with park property without written consent from Bentonville Parks and Recreation is prohibited

Report suspicious activity to local authorities. For emergencies dial 9-1-1. Non-emergencies dial 479-271-3170.

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