SPLISH SPLASH When the warm, sunny days of summer come calling, Northwest Arkansas has plenty of splash zones to keep you cool. One even transforms into an ice rink in the winter, meaning the fun never ends.
ROGERS AQUATIC CENTER 1707 S. 26th St., Rogers
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LAWRENCE PLAZA ICE RINK AND SPLASH PARK 215 S.W. A St., Bentonville
This three-acre water park offers fun for the
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whole family with leisure, competition and
The plaza is a 7,000-square-foot multi-use
plunge pools, a tot pool, a splash pad and
facility located just north of the downtown
a lazy river, speed slides, a concession
square. In warm months, it serves as a
stand and more. Groups of up to 1,200
splash park with more than 80 fountain
guests may rent the center for exclusive
jets. In mid-November it turns into an ice
use during evening hours.
rink. Catch a free movie on a giant blow up screen, or dress up for a themed night for added fun.
BENTONVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER
1101 S.W. Citizens Circle, Bentonville playbentonville.com / 479-696-0200 This 84,000-square-foot, public recreation center has an indoor water park, a competition swimming pool, a fitness center, indoor running track, basketball and volleyball courts and a variety of recreation programming. Community banquet halls are also available to rent. Clockwise from the top: Visit Rogers; Visit Bentonville; City of Bentonville