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NWA Daily's Swimming Spots and Splash Pad Guide

A guide of where to swim, splash, and cool off in Northwest Arkansas

Looking for a cool place to beat the heat this summer? Check out these great swim spots and splash pads around Northwest Arkansas!


๐Ÿ“675 N Park Ave 

Photo courtesy of City of Fayetteville

The Wilson Park Pool is tucked into the beautiful landscaping of Wilson Park and is surrounded by shady trees, making it a wonderful place to swim. Open swim is 1-4:30p on weekdays and 1-6p on the weekends. Family Swim is 6-8p on MWF. Admission prices are $4 for adults, $3 for youth, and $8 per family for Family Swim.

Photo courtesy of City of Fayetteville

The Walker Park Splash Pad will be open daily 9-8p until the third Sunday in September. The water mechanisms are button operated and run for several minutes at a time. The splash park is but one of the amenities at Walker Park and is a great location for outdoor family gatherings.

๐Ÿ“560 N Rupple Rd

The Fayetteville Boys and Girls club is an indoor facility, open year-round, with a pool, perfect for swimming laps and Family Swim. Adult Lap Swim is 7:30-9:30a and 11:30-1p Monday-Friday, and Family Swim is 3:30-6p Monday-Friday and 10-1p Saturday. Memberships are required.

๐Ÿ“ 1850 E Township St

Gulley Park recently underwent a $1.4M playground renovation, including new features like an interactive water fountain, a pavilion with soft surfacing for physical activities, areas dedicated to ping pong and chess, and a new tower with slides, a see-saw, swings, spinners, etc.


Photo courtesy of Rick Myers - Facebook

The Bentonville Community Center has an incredible indoor pool, splash pad, lazy river, etc. open year-round for the whole family to enjoy! They offer swim lessons, diving camps, and pool party reservations on request. Open swim is 12-7p on weekdays and 12-6p on weekends.

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Creekside Park includes 35 acres of fun in one of the city's most innovative public parks โ€” home to the cityโ€™s first regulation cricket field and illuminated dog park for nighttime outings with your pup. The splash pad & playground is an awesome spot to enjoy the summer!

Photo courtesy of Melvin Ford Aquatic Center

โ€‹โ€‹The Melvin Ford Aquatic Center has something for people of all ages and swimming abilities! There is a 50-meter competition pool that ranges from 3-8 feet deep, a 13-foot deep diving well with two diving boards, and a one-foot deep wading pool for kids that features a raindrop fountain. Admission to the Aquatic Center is $3 for adults and $2 for those under 18.

๐Ÿ“214 NE A St

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The Fountains at Lawrence Plaza are a great way to cool off in the summer! Itโ€™s in a perfect location too, right off Bentonville Square and across from Compton Gardens. The splash park is open from 9a-10p every day until September 11.


๐Ÿ“707 S 26th St

Photo courtesy of Rogers Aquatic Center

The Rogers Aquatic Center is a beautiful three-acre waterpark filled with water fun for the whole family. Attractions at the Rogers Aquatic Center include the Cement Pond, Hawks Nest Falls, Otter Holler, Tod Pole Hole, White River Run, and much more. Daily admission varies for Rogers residents and non-residents and for children 4 feet tall and under. Season passes are available too!

The City of Rogers opened Mt. Hebron Park in 2023, introducing 80 acres of community space for the public to enjoy. The park includes eight pickleball courts, four tennis courts, four basketball courts, two turf soccer fields, and a turf baseball field. The park also features Arkansasโ€™s largest accessible playground with state-of-the-art equipment and a splash pad made with ranging abilities in mind.

๐Ÿ“315 W Olive St 

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The Rogers Skate & Splash Park has 10 in-ground sprinklers, two moveable water cannons, three water buckets, drinking fountains, and park benches all next to a playground and skate park. If the water at the splash park is not on, cover the black knob on the railroad crossing sign with your hands and the water will come on! The park is free to use and is open 6a-10p seven days a week.

๐Ÿ“212 S 1st St 

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The Water Stop splash pad is part of Railyard Park in the heart of Downtown Rogers and includes a Play Yard, picnic tables, benches, and shade structures. The park also has the Butterfield Stage where free concerts take place and is by many shops and restaurants. Itโ€™s the perfect, central spot for an outing with the kids in Rogers.


๐Ÿ“922 E Emma Ave

Photo courtesy of The Jones Center

The Jones Center has an indoor leisure pool with a wrap-around slide and a Junior Olympic-size lap pool open to the public. Family Swim hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12-6p and Sunday 1:30-5p. Lap Swim is every day with varying hours. A Day Pass for non-members is $4 and Family Passes are $12 for families up to four, then $3 for additional members.

๐Ÿ“1100 Watson Dr

Photo courtesy of Vernon Tarver - Flickr

โ€‹โ€‹The Springdale Aquatic Center has two pools, a diving well, splash pad, water fountain, concessions, shaded seating areas, a pavilion for gatherings and parties, and more! Admission is $3 for children ages 0-3 and $4 for 5-year-olds and older. A Splash Pass is available for $80 which allows 25 visits.

๐Ÿ“4023 Hylton Rd

Springdale Parks and Recreation

Among its many features and amenities, the C.L. โ€œCharlieโ€ and Willie George Park has a Splash Pad open daily from 9a-9p and 11a-9p on Wednesdays. The splash pad is one of three in the city of Springdale which will remain open through mid-September.

๐Ÿ“7341 W Downum Rd 

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Shaw Family Park is a 120-acre park open to the public with a splash pad perfect for cooling off after playing on the nearby trails or playgrounds. Thereโ€™s something for the whole family with a fishing pond, a dog park, and areas for biking or picnicking! The splash pad is open daily 9a-9p and 11a-9p on Wednesdays.

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The Tyson Park includes Springdaleโ€™s third splash pad, also open daily 9a-9p and 11a-9p on Wednesdays throughout the summer!

Siloam Springs

๐Ÿ“1800 N Mt Olive

Photo courtesy of the City of Siloam Springs

The Family Aquatic Center is open Memorial Day through Labor Day each year. The center has a beach entry main pool, diving board, and baby pool with fountain and water slides. Hours for the public are Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1-6p, Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 1-9p, and Sunday 2-6p. Admission is $3 for ages 3 and under, and $5 for ages 4 and up.

Prairie Grove

๐Ÿ“311 W Butler St 

The Prairie Grove Aquatic Park is open Mon-Thurs from 12:30-6:00p, Fri-Sat from 12:30-7:00p, and Sun from 1-7p. The cost to enter is $5, and just $3 for kids 5 and under and seniors. Prices drop after 5p.