Bentonville, AR - Downtown Bentonville Incorporated has secured support from Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville to provide designated parking, and a shuttle service to First Friday and holiday events.
The parking and shuttle service is designated for community members with mobility challenges.
The service will run from 4pm until 8pm at the July 7th, August 4th, September 1st, and October 6th First Friday events, as well as Lighting of the Square (11/18/23) and the Bentonville Christmas Parade (12/9/23).
Providing the reserved parking is First Baptist Church Bentonville. The church’s west parking lot will be available for guests with mobility challenges and their passengers. The lot is located at 2nd Street and B Street. Signage will show drivers where to park. A 16 passenger ADA shuttle will pick up and drop off drivers and their passengers in a safe location at DBI’s event.
DBI Executive Director, Dana Schlagenhaft said, "With the support of Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville, Downtown Bentonville Inc. is committed to creating an inclusive environment at our downtown events, ensuring that everyone in our community feels welcome. We understand that some individuals face mobility challenges that may prevent them from attending our First Friday and holiday events. We want to assure those individuals that we value their voices and are hopeful that the introduction of a shuttle service will enhance their ability to join us in celebrating as a community."
“We’re grateful to be able to support accessibility for our friends and neighbors in Northwest Arkansas,” said Chris Blair, Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville. “We want to give back to our community and make an impact on people’s lives so they can continue to live healthier and thrive.”
The first shuttle will run on Friday, July 7th from 4pm to 8pm during First Friday festivities. Shuttle service is provided by Pinnacle Car Services.
Any residents with questions about the shuttle service can contact email@example.com.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN BENTONVILLE INC. A private, not-for-profit organization, Downtown Bentonville Inc. is uniquely positioned as a driving force to build and promote a welcoming and lively downtown for all community members. Learn more about DBI at downtownbentonville.org.