First 1000 Member Promotion

First 1000 River Center Members will enjoy a Lifetime Rate Lock on their monthly fees. First monthly payment not applied until opening date (target date: April 1, 2017). Lifetime Rate Lock Memberships apply to annual or automatic monthly renewal in good standing for a one-year period. Rate will never increase for the lifetime of your membership in good standing. For questions about this promotion, please call 501-776-5970.

River Center Memberships Now Available

Adults 18-59

Daily: $5.00
Annual: $180.00
Monthly: $15.00

Youth 3-17

Daily: $4.00
Annual: $120.00
Monthly: $10.00

Seniors 60 yrs +

Daily: $4.00
Annual: $120.00
Monthly: $10.00


Annual: $420.00
Monthly: $35.00

Grand Opening Ceremony


  • 9:30am Pre-Ceremony Entertainment: Benton High School Cheerleaders & Band
  • 10:00am Grand Opening Ceremony – River Center
    • Welcome: Tom Baxley
    • Presentation of Colors: BNPD Honor Guard
    • National Anthem: Misti Hart
    • Introduction of Mayor David Mattingly: Tom Baxley
    • Mayor’s Remarks & Guest Speaker Introduction: Mayor David Mattingly
    • Guest Speaker: Walt Coleman
    • Special Recognition/Key Presentation: Mayor David Mattingly
    • Orchard Dedication: Jasen Kelly / Eli Kelly
    • Closing Remark: Tom Baxley
  • 11:00am Aquatic Center Opening
  • 11:50am Senior Center Opening (live band & snacks)
  • 12:40pm Boys & Girls Club Opening
  • 1:30-5:00pm All Facilities Open
  • 5:00-8:00pm Basketball Games in River Center Gym
    • Game 1 – Police Department vs. Fire Department
    • Game 2 – Boys & Girls Club vs. Parks Department Staff

River Center Amenities

• Aquatic Center with 250 Spectator Seating

– Leisure Pool with Kids Play Area
– Two-Story Water Slide
– Rock Climbing Wall
– Pool Party Rooms

• Four Basketball Courts

• Eight Volleyball Courts

• Indoor Track

• Full Service Fitness Room

• Aerobics Room

• Locker Rooms

Benton Parks & Recreation

For questions or more information about Benton Parks & Recreation programs, contact us at 501.776.5970, or click here to visit the City of Benton website.