Welcome to the official website for the City of Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge is located in Benton County, which is in the Northwest corner of the state.

We are home to the Pea Ridge National Military Park. The battle of Pea Ridge was one of the largest battles west of the Mississippi River. The park is considered one of the most pristine in the National Park System.

Although we have experienced considerable growth we still hold on to our rich heritage and history of the area. A unique feature of our city is that all city streets are named after participants of the Battle of Pea Ridge. The east/west streets are named after confederate soldiers and the north/south streets are named after the union soldiers. History is truly alive in our city.

Northwest Arkansas is the home of world class businesses such as WalMart* and Tyson Foods. The University of Arkansas is located just a few miles south in Fayetteville. Beautiful Beaver Lake is nearby.

Just a short drive from Pea Ridge, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a must see if you are in the area.

Please take time to browse our site and if you are in the area stop by and visit.

Thanks for visiting,
Jackie Crabtree
Mayor

Pea Ridge is now a ForwARd Arkansas Community

ForwARd Arkansas Announces First ForwARd Communities

Will Partner with Batesville, Crossett, Marianna, Pea Ridge and Springdale

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 12, 2016) – ForwARd Arkansas today announced Batesville, Crossett, Marianna, Pea Ridge and Springdale as the first ForwARd Communities. With this announcement, the communities will now begin implementation of A New Vision for Arkansas Education to help ensure every Arkansas student graduates prepared for college and the workplace.

“We’re excited to unveil these new ForwARd communities, which represent the cultural, economic and geographic diversity of our state,” said Dr. David Rainey, co-chair of the Implementation Working Group. “We look forward to partnering with them to help expand access to quality pre-K and reach ForwARd’s goal of significantly improving student achievement in Arkansas.”

Beginning this school year, the communities will work to develop individualized plans for the implementation of recommendations as laid out in A New Vision for Arkansas EducationThey will receive support from ForwARd and the Arkansas Department of Education. Throughout the process, ForwARd will continue to engage with other communities, education advocates and policymakers across the state. It will utilize these partnerships, implementation plans and lessons learned when adding to the list of ForwARd Communities in the future.

To celebrate the launch of these communities, ForwARd will host events throughout the month of October. On Friday, Oct. 7, ForwARd kicked off its statewide tour during a pep rally with Crossett High School. There will be additional announcements in Marianna on Friday, Oct. 14; Pea Ridge and Springdale on Wednesday, Oct. 19; and Batesville on Thursday, Oct. 20.

About ForwARd Arkansas

ForwARd Arkansas is a partnership of education, business, government and community leaders committed to improving public education in Arkansas. This partnership has conducted extensive research and continues to encourage statewide discussion and bold action to strengthen public education. ForwARd was established through a partnership between the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Walton Family Foundation and Arkansas Board of Education. For more information, visit forwardarkansas.org.