Community Engagement

  • 240,094 guests enjoyed our trails in 2014
  • Trails & Grounds department worked with a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and The Ridgeview Center for boys on a project to build job skills.
  • At Bentonville’s Make A Difference Day, Trails & Grounds Department helped plant more than 1,000 trees.
  • Team members made presentations to 14 community groups, with a total audience of approximately 1,365.
  • Volunteer Trail Guides toured 1,710 guests in 2014, a 135% increase from 2013.
Trails and Grounds partnered with three entities from the University of Arkansas, including the Fay Jones School of Architecture and the Horticulture, Entomology, and Geology Departments on projects ranging from soil tests to the design and construction of the Frank Lloyd Wright Welcome Pavilion.
Students of Santiago Perez’s Design and Fabrication program, along with Crystal Bridges Executive Director Rod Bigelow and Perez, pose inside part of the prototype for their Crystal Bridges Welcome Pavilion.

Green Initiative


The Trails & Grounds department is committed to compost use for fertilizer and to reducing the use of synthetic chemicals on Museum grounds.

  • Reduced synthetic fertilizer use by 70%
  • Reduced herbicides by 50%
  • Collected 150 gallons of clean food scraps
  • Produced 40 yards of fertilizer – 20 yards sifted for turf

Reduced synthetic fertilizer use by 70%


Reduced herbicides by 50%