Named for long term City Council Members Ed Austin and Mary Baggett, Austin—Baggett Park is a 1.14-acre neighborhood park that offers playground equipment, a small pavilion, picnic tables and ample shade trees. This park is in the heart of Bentonville at SE D St, with the arts center The Momentary and the historic building Louise Thaden House situated nearby. Ed Austin served on Bentonville City Council for twenty-five years and was heavily involved in the community. He was a former member of the Optimist Club, Bentonville Kiwanis, and Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce, as well as being a charter member of Northwest Arkansas’ Conservation Authority. Born and raised in Bentonville, Mary Baggett is known for being the first woman elected to the Bentonville City Council in 1972. She has been a longtime supporter of the library, with The Mary Baggett Loyalist Society named in her honor. The Mary Baggett Loyalist Society is a giving society that recognizes all donors who support the library each year—regardless of the amount of the gift.
Don’t hesitate to plan your next picnic or set up a hammock between the trees at Austin—Baggett Park. The perfect getaway for families who want a quiet suburban oasis.