On the Boards

Bentonville Quilt of Parks

Bentonville, Arkansas

Weaving together a city’s park experience

After adopting a new parks and recreation master plan, the City of Bentonville needed help implementing one of the major initiatives within the plan. The City selected Design Workshop to plan and design a strategy to weave together six downtown parks – Lawrence Plaza, Dave Peel Park, The Common, Town Branch Park and Green Space at Downtown Activity Center. The plan envisions a series of walkable streetscapes and public spaces connecting the parks and green spaces throughout the city, allowing residents and visitors a safe, social, and exciting experience. The team is currently engaging the public through meetings and charettes to gather input to design a plan that not only creatively connects the city’s parks, but also guides future growth and development.

Services Provided: Master Planning, Public Engagement


City of Bentonville


Ecological Design Group