PORT was selected by the City of Bentonville and the Walton Family Foundation Design Excellence Program to plan, design and implement the City’s new 110-acre 8th Street Gateway Park. The new park enhances Bentonville’s ecological resources and is the western anchor of the City’s planned 25-mile greenway loop and open space network. The design combines active and passive recreation venues, including a large public gathering space known as The Porch, a variety of mountain bike skills trails, enhanced meadows and flood plains, and a newly reconstructed 8th Street. The overall plan for the park organizes the site into three principal sub-areas of approximately 25-35 acres each. These include the neighborhood-oriented West Park; the mountain bike- and watershed-focussed East Park; and the regional civic destination of the Park Core.