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The Jones Center
922 East Emma Avenue
Springdale, AR  72764


To bring people together by serving families, strengthening communities, and serving God, making it a better place to live 


A safe place for all to learn, play and belong

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The Center opened in 1995 as a gift to the community from the late Mrs. Bernice Young Jones, wife of Harvey Jones, founder of The Jones Truck Lines. The center provides recreational, educational, health, and community programs and various services to individuals and families in the region. The Center is proud to provide a place where "all are welcome" in the heart of Northwest Arkansas. 

Board of Directors

Susan Barrett
Dr. Joel Carver
Mike Luttrell
Betsy Phillips
Archie Schaffer III
Russell Tooley
Buddy Wray


For membership information click here.

2011 Statistics

  • 1 million visits made to The Jones Center
  • 90,000 skated in our rink
  • 105,000 used our gym & fitness center
  • 58,000 swam in our pools
  • 23,000 participated in YOUth Center activities
  • 23,000 visited our Computer Center
  • 4,300 participated in healthy living classes
  • 785 children attended the Summer Youth Academy weeks


Springdale School District: District Profile 2010-2011



 Ed Clifford

No. Visits/Yr

 1 million        

Operating Budget

 $3.5 million

Size of Facility

220,000 square feet



  • Ice Rink
  • Junior Olympic Competition Swimming Pool
  • Fun Pool with Slide
  • Fitness Room, Gym & Aerobics Room
  • Chapel/Auditorium (seats 330)
  • Conference Center (seats 350)
  • Meeting & Classrooms
  • Computer Center
  • Birthday Celebration Stations
  • Food Court
  • Universally accessible playground
  • Community picnic grounds, walking trail, basketball & volleyball courts

A Jones Trust Property


Other Jones Trust properties include: The Center for Nonprofits @ the JTL Shops in Springdale, The Harvey Jones Educational Building in Springdale, and The Center for Nonprofits @ St. Mary’s in Rogers