Softball Program

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Bentonville Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Bentonville Youth Softball League offers a spring recreational youth softball program for girls ages 4-16. This fast pitch softball program focuses on participation, sportsmanship, and skill development. Games and Practices will take place at Memorial Park and Merchants Park.

Field Availability

For a complete list of our park use and when fields might be available, please find the below link. To properly maintain Arkansas Department of Health Directives regarding capacity requirements, non-league teams will not be permitted at the fields during league activity. 

When league is not taking place, all fields are available for use unless otherwise stated by Bentonville Parks and Recreation. Below are park schedules showing non-league teams when fields are available for use. 

Memorial Park Field Availability

Merchants Park Field Availability

Phillips Park Field Availability

Registration Dates

Please find our Registration Form for more information and important dates for the upcoming 2019 Spring Season. 

Registration Opens: December 1, 2019

Registration Closes: January 31, 2020

Late Registration Opens: February 1, 2020

Late Registration Closes: February 7, 2020*

*Last date to guarantee your child plays softball in Bentonville in the Spring.


Player Registration: 

$80 Resident Players

$120 Non-Resident Players

League Contacts

For age group specific questions, please contact our age group commissioners. 

6U CommissionerJoey Bloomingdale479-381-8935Email Joey Bloomingdale
8U CommissionerNicole Whisenhunt479-670-1998Email Nicole Whisenhunt
10U CommissionerCathy Culpepper479-366-0845Email Cathy Culpepper
12U CommissionerSteven Carter479-381-7577Email Steven Carter
14U CommissionerRodney Sullins479-685-8093Email Rodney Sullins
16U CommissionerRodney Sullins479-685-8093Email Rodney Sullins
League UICDon Andersen479-619-8489Email Don Andersen

Turf Field Surface

We want everyone to be aware that we’ve converted the infields of our four softball fields to synthetic turf surface. This means a lot of great things for softball, as well as some rules changes, the more important of which is that no metal cleats (whatsoever) are allowed on these fields. We will permit rubber molded cleats to be used, but we recommend turf shoes or tennis shoes on the synthetic turf surface.


For up to date cancellations / field closings during inclement weather, please be sure to visit the Parks and Recreation Home Page, where you can view the status of each field.
To become instantly notified, via email or text, when a field has been closed for game play, you may sign up to receive status updates.