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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Summer Hours – The Fountains at Lawrence Plaza | Melvin Ford Aquatic Center


Bentonville, AR…Bentonville Parks and Recreation is excited to officially open the Fountains at Lawrence Plaza (LP) on Monday, May 16. Melvin Ford Aquatic Center (MFAC), located in the heart of Memorial Park, will open on Saturday, May 28, in time to kick off Memorial Weekend. Between swim lessons, swim and dive teams, parties, camps, triathlons, and competitive meets, the swimming pool will be a hub of activity all summer until the season ends on September 5.

Summer hours for the Fountains at Lawrence Plaza: (214 NE A Street) 

Open daily from 9am – 10pm

Summer hours for Melvin Ford Aquatic Center: (2000 NE Memorial Park Square)

Monday – Thursday:               Open Swim: 12pm – 5pm | Lap Swim: 5:30am – 7pm

Friday – Saturday:                  Open Swim: 12pm – 7pm | Lap Swim: 7am – 7pm

Sunday:                                   Open Swim & Lap Swim: 12pm – 5pm

*MFAC will be closed on select weekends for private swim meets and triathlon events

Memberships (youth, individual, family, senior) and day passes are available for purchase. Admission to Melvin Ford Aquatic Center is included in all Bentonville Community Center memberships.

For more information about Bentonville Parks and Recreation, please visit us online at, or call 479.464.7275.


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