Jones Center seeks input on campus master plan redesign


The Jones Center is seeking public input on a redesign of its 52-acre campus master plan.

The idea is to transform the grounds of the center into a regional destination with a stronger connection to downtown Springdale, the Razorback Greenway and the nearby Luther George Park.

The redesign could include park-like green spaces, bike paths, public art installations, infrastructure improvements, and enhanced recreational amenities to serve diverse populations in an accessible and welcoming environment. The project is funded by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation Design Excellence Program.

“For over 25 years The Jones Center has been a beacon in Northwest Arkansas for up to a million people a year. We would like our outdoor spaces to draw individuals, families, and community groups to visit, linger, and enjoy all of the amenities that our enhanced campus will offer,” said Ed Clifford, CEO of The Jones Center/Jones Trust.

An initial public survey for early ideas generated over 700 responses, according to center officials.

A second survey now seeks additional input centered around several key design principles, including: programming, cultural diversity, improved campus connection to downtown Springdale’s footprint and the Razorback Greenway, introducing art, balancing the need of all users, creating a multi-generational campus, and more.

» Take the Phase 2 survey (available in English, Spanish, and Marshallese)