Bentonville officials, public explore Bella Vista Lake options

Posted: January 19, 2018 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/MELISSA GUTE About 90 people discuss in groups Thursday what they would like to see at Bella Vista Lake Park during a community meeting at Bentonville's Community Center. The Parks and Recreation Department held the meeting. Ecological Design Group and Watershed Resource Conservation Center are creating a plan for the 135-acre park.

BENTONVILLE -- The conversation wasn't about whether to rebuild the dam or restore the creek at Bella Vista Lake Park. Rather, it was about dreaming what could be on the 135-acre park if it was a "clean slate," as put by one city official.

Moving Forward

Conceptual designs should take 30 to 60 days to complete. The committee meeting Thursday afternoon will review the designs and make minor changes. The modified designs will then go to the Parks Advisory Board before to going to the City Council in May or June. The council will make the decision on the project’s direction.

Source: Staff Report

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