What’s Open for Summer 2020: Where to swim, splash and stay cool in Northwest Arkansas

Public Pools in Northwest Arkansas 2020

public pools in northwest arkansas

One of the best parts of summer is going swimming, but this year is starting off a little differently due to COVID-19.s

See below for which spaces are open now or not. Click on the name of the swim spot to visit for more information as summer progresses.c pools in Northwest Arkansas


Wilson Park Pool. Currently closed due to COVID-19.

Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club. An indoor facility, open year-round. Open with a modified summer schedule.

The Walker Park splash pad is currently closed due to COVID-19. This historic park that is also home to picnic areas, playgrounds and other family-friendly amenities. Playgrounds are still not open as of this week.


The Jones Center pools. The Jones Center’s indoor pool is currently closed, but other areas are open to members only.

Springdale Aquatic Center. Closed until further notice. Splash pads are currently closed due to COVID-19.

C.L. “Charlie” and Willie George Park. Splash pads are currently closed due to COVID-19.

Prairie Grove:

Prairie Grove Aquatic Center.  Open with maximum capacity of 277. Social distancing will be enforced. Beach entry, several pools and dive-in movies.


Rogers Aquatics Center. Closed for the duration of the 2020 season.

Rogers Skate and Splash Park. Splash pads are currently closed due to COVID-19.


The Splash Park at Lawrence Plaza. Splash pads are currently closed due to COVID-19.

Girl lying in swimming pool. Summer heat and water.Bentonville Community Center.  Lap swim is open for members, but Recreational Swim is currently closed.

Melvin Ford Aquatics Center.  Modified lap and open swim hours.

Pea Ridge:

Pea Ridge Splash Pad. Splash pads are currently closed due to COVID-19.

Siloam Springs:

Siloam Springs Kayak Park. The kayak park is now open.

Siloam Springs Family Aquatic Center. The aquatic center will open on June 18.

Fort Smith:

Parrot Island Waterpark. Parrot Island is open. They require registration to stay within maximum capacity guidelines. Lots of options for cooling off here with multiple pools for various ages and unique features.

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