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Posted on: May 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Melvin Ford Aquatic Center Opens for Season

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Bentonville, AR...Melvin Ford Aquatic Center will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 26th.

Open Swim Hours:

Monday-Friday 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Saturday-Sunday 12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Lap Swim Hours: 

Monday-Thursday 5:30 am-7:30 pm

Friday 5:30 am-7:00 pm

Saturday 7:00 am-9:00 am; 12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Daily admission for the Aquatic Center is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for patrons under the age of 18. Additionally, a membership to the Bentonville Community Center 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 7:00-9:00 pm.

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. You can also join us Monday afternoons for “Mondays at Melvin”. This series will feature live music, sno cones, and more each Monday afternoon beginning June 4th through August 6th from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm.

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


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