Bentonville Community Recreation Center Construction Continues

Posted: April 12, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER • @NWASAMANTHA David Wright, director of parks and recreation, talks Wednesday about the layout of the Bentonville Community Recreation Center at 1101 S.W. Citizens Circle. The 82,000 square-foot facility is to open in the first half of 2015.

BENTONVILLE -- The city's Community Recreation Center is becoming more visible as steel beams are being erected.

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The infrastructure, the circular drive and street lights at the Bentonville Community Recreation Center were completed about two years ago. The groundbreaking for the building was Nov. 12,. It will be south of the intersection of Southwest Regional Airport Boulevard and Southwest I Street. The site is 35 acres. Nine will be used for the building, leaving 24 acres for a community park.

The building cost $16.1 million. The Walton Family Foundation donated $2 million. Bentonville School District, Walmart Foundation, Community Care Foundation and Advertising and Promotion Commission gave $1 million each.

Source: Staff Report

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