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Posted on: June 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Grand Opening/Ribbon-Cutting – Orchards Park Dog Park & Playground

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Bentonville Parks and Recreation is pleased to invite the community to a grand opening celebration of the Orchards Park Dog Park & Playground on Saturday, June 25. Thanks to the dedicated teams at ACS Playground and Milestone Construction, finishing touches are being completed on the city’s second dog park and specially-designed playground. The spaces will officially open at 10am, followed by a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11am.

To mark the occasion, we are partnering with Bentonville Animal Services to host Pups in the Park – a pet-friendly luau with an agility course, vendor samples, and food trucks. The event will showcase the fenced sections dedicated for small and large dogs, highlighting the unique land shapes, natural amenities, crawl sections and climb challenges for canine companions. The playground is equally as impressive with features like swings and a permanent chime and percussion area for kids of all ages and interests.

On the corner of J Street and John DeShields Boulevard, Orchards Park sits directly across from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It serves as the official setting for An Evening at Orchards Park, a community-wide Independence Day celebration. This park is accessible to the public and inclusive in design for all residents and visitors. The design and construction of the Orchards Park Dog Park and Playground was made possible by a gift from Steuart Walton and Tom Walton through the Walton Family Foundation.

To learn more about Bentonville Parks and Recreation, please visit us online at or call 479.464.7275. For additional information about Bentonville Animal Services, visit or call 479.254.2055.

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