Memorial Park

401 NE Martin Luther King Jr Parkway

Memorial Park is Bentonville’s premier community park with 73 acres. Located on E Central Avenue (Highway 72) and Martin Luther King Jr Parkway. The park is home to Melvin Ford Aquatic Center, with an Olympic size pool, a separate four-board diving pool, and a wading pool featuring a rain drop fountain. The park also includes a Benton County Memorial, honoring the fallen soldiers from Benton County, and a Benton County historical settlement marker.

Memorial Park image of children playing on jungle gyms in park
Reserve This Pavilion
Ballfield Image Gallery
In addition there are:
  • 11 lighted soccer fields
  • 12 tennis courts
  • 4 basketball courts
  • 4 lighted softball fields
  • 4 sand volleyball courts
  • 5 lighted baseball fields
  • Concession stands
  • Covered pavilion
  • Perimeter walking trail
  • Playground areas
  • Restrooms
  • Skateboard park

New Field Surface

We want everyone to be aware that we’ve converted the infields on all nine of our baseball and softball fields to synthetic turf surface. This means a lot of great things for the sports, 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.

Amenities Availability
Electricity Yes
Restroom Yes (currently closed for the winter season)
Playground Yes
Picnic Tables
Pavilion Yes (lighted)
Parking Spaces
Water Fountains
Benches Yes - 4
Dog Station