The Melvin Ford Aquatic Center provides something for people of all ages, and swimming abilities. The 50-meter competition pool ranges from 3-8 feet deep and is great for recreational and lap swimming. For younger children, a one foot deep wading pool featuring a rain drop fountain is located on deck. For the more adventurous the Aquatic Center has a diving well 13 feet in depth equipped with two, one meter spring diving boards.
Required for entry into the facility, members must be able to answer "NO" to each of the below questions per Arkansas Department of Health regulations:
Have had a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater in the last two days.
Have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or other COVID-19 symptoms.
Had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 in the previous fourteen days and they themselves are not fully vaccinated
Had a positive COVID-19 test within the last ten days
Waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test
Further safety measures taken by Bentonville Parks and Recreation are:
6 foot spacing must be practiced when entering, exiting, or walking throughout the facility
Mask are strongly recommended except when swimming
Patrons must notify a Supervisor or Manager as soon as possible if you test positive for COVID-19 and have used the facility