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.