Bogle Park

270 NW F Street

One of the City of Bentonville’s newest city parks, Bogle Park is a one-acre property that was generously donated from the Robert L. Bogle Trust. Bogle Park is nearby the Arvest Trailhead and the Bentonville Cemetery, located at 713 NW 3rd Street. Robert Bogle was the first manager of the Walton’s Five and Dime on the Bentonville square. Credited for proposing the name “Wal-Mart” for the now retail giant, Robert Bogle worked for Walmart for 28 years before retiring in 1982.  He and his wife Marilyn were staunch advocates of the University of Arkansas, Razorback Athletics, with more than 40 years of philanthropic support on campus and throughout Arkansas.  Some of the enhancements and projects include the establishment of the Bob and Marilyn Bogle Academic center, an endowed gymnastics scholarship, and the construction of the Bev Lewis Center and George Billingsley Tennis Center. Robert Bogle’s charity also extended to supporting the Walton Arts Center, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Bentonville Public Schools, and the Bentonville Public Library. In addition to his renown generosity, he also served in the National Guard from 1953-1982 as a colonel. Despite having many opportunities to leave Northwest Arkansas to pursue other professional opportunities, the Bogles established their roots in Bentonville to live and raise a family. Bogle Park is an ideal place for a leisurely walk or bike ride, with the gazebo providing a great shaded spot to stop along your way.

Bogle Park - January 2023