River Center – Riverside Park Complex

Benton, AR



In November 2014, Benton residents passed a “quality of life” tax to fund a new park and community center to be located on land previously utilized as the Benton Airport.

April 2017 celebrated the grand opening of the 117,500 sq. ft. River Center complete with a 14,000 sq. ft. aquatic center, 18,000 sq. ft. Senior Wellness and Activity Center, 50,000 sq. ft. Boys and Girls Club, as well as new soccer and softball complexes.

Pool Type

Indoor 25 Yard

Indoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services


Completed 2017


Black, Corley, Owens & Hughes

Project Amenities

The aquatic center features two pools: a competition pool and a leisure pool. Each hosts a large array of special features and program opportunities. The competition pool will host large competitive swimming events with the help of the 250-seat observation deck. The pool also provides space for the River Center School of Swim, youth swim meets, water aerobics programming, swim lessons and pool parties. The leisure pool area is anchored by a two-story water slide that takes patrons outside the building before winding its way back into the natatorium.

4,700 sq. ft. Competition Pool

Eight 25-yard lap lane with 1-meter diving

Water volleyball and basketball

Climbing wall

Stair entry

Water polo goals

ADA accessible chair lift

2,500 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

Two 25-yard lap lanes

Zero ramp entry

Play structure

Zero beach entry

Play structure


Spray features

Runout slide

Underwater bench

Stairs from shallow area to deeper area of the pool

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