Summer 2018: Where to swim, splash and stay cool in Northwest Arkansas

Public Pools in Northwest Arkansas

public pools in northwest arkansas

One of the best parts of summer is going swimming and there are plenty of opportunities to cool off in Northwest Arkansas this summer! Public pools in Northwest Arkansas

If you have a child with a summer birthday, most of the below swim spots offer birthday parties, too. If you’re looking for swim lessons, those are also available at most of these facilities. Click here to see our 2018 list of private swim instructors in Northwest Arkansas.

Just click on the name of the place to find out more about each: Public pools in Northwest Arkansas

Fayetteville: public pools in northwest arkansas

Wilson Park Pool (opens Saturday, May 26th) + Dive-In Movies will start at the pool in early to mid- June

Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club (indoor, open year-round)

Springdale: public pools in northwest arkansas

The Jones Center pools (indoor, open year-round)

Springdale Aquatic Center The Aquatic Center opens May 26th and will host a Dive-in Movies. There will also be movies at Springdale’s Splash Pad at C.L. “Charlie” and Willie George Park

public pools in northwest arkansas

Prairie Grove: public pools in northwest arkansas

Prairie Grove Aquatic CenterĀ (Opens for the 2018 Season Saturday, May 26th at 12:30pm)

Rogers: public pools in northwest arkansas

Rogers Aquatics Center (opens Saturday, May 26th)

Rogers Skate and Splash Park


public pools in northwest arkansasThe Splash Park at Lawrence Plaza (opens May 13th) + First Friday Flicks (free outdoor movies at Lawrence Plaza after the First Friday events downtown. First movie is on June 1st)

Bentonville Community Center (indoor, open year-round)

Melvin Ford Aquatics Center (opens May 26th)

Siloam Springs:

Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Bella Vista:

(New swim spot!) The Beach at Lake Avalon This is new in 2018 and features a large sandy beach, a swim area, beach volleyball courts, paddleboard and kayak rentals, and small concessions stand. If you’re not part of the Bella Vista POA, though, you’ll need to pay a guest fee: Ages 6 and older, $3 per person and ages 5 and younger, $2 per person. How to get a guest card: Before hitting the beach, go to membership services during the day or Riordan Hall after hours. The two member services spots are Met Field Clubhouse or 51 Huntley Lane.

Fort Smith:

Parrot Island Waterpark (opens Friday, May 25)

Did we miss your favorite place to cool off? Leave us a note in comments and we’ll add it!