Park Bench Summer Brochure 2016 Cover
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    13th Annual Kid’Athlon returns to Meador Park Sat., Aug. 6

    Kids' mini-triathlon with swimming, biking and running events. Discount early registration closes Friday, July 22.
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    Blanche Jones retires from the Zoo after 43-year career

    Jones retires a longest-serving city employee
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    Week-long Heat Advisory extends outdoor pool hours at select locations

    High heat pushes Springfield Skate Park opening into evenings
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    Springfield Lasers Coach JL de Jager available in July for tennis instruction

    Coach JL arrives in Springfield ahead of Lasers season, opening July 31
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    Cooper Tennis Complex earns national distinction

    2016 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award will be presented in September
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    Aquathon and 13th Annual Kid’Athlon events offer swim/run races

    Aquathon for all ages in July; Kid’Athlon for kids only Aug. 6
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    Movies at Founders Park begin Friday, July 8

    See recent release and classic movies outdoors in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park
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    Springfield Botanical Gardens tree inventory complete

    Interactive online directory available; Inventory provides Parks tree management tools
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    Outdoor pools open for the season Saturday, May 28

    Discount admission all day Memorial Day at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador pools
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    Discount theme park tickets available through the Park Board

    Visit Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun, Schlitterbahn or Six Flags
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    Springfield Lasers announce 2016 season home schedule July 31-Aug. 13

    No. 1 American John Isner plays in Springfield Thursday, Aug. 11
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    Sisters Cities announces construction of Peace Through People Pavilion

    New outdoor amphitheater at Springfield Botanical Gardens will hold 500
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    Springfield Lasers draft No. 1 American John Isner for second season

    Season runs July 31-Aug. 13 at Mediacom Tennis Stadium in Cooper Tennis Complex
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    Summer seasonal employment available through Park Board

    Great first job for youth or summer job for students
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    21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk draws estimated 7,700

    Race results posted online at parkboard.org
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    Park Board implements new photo policy

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has implemented a new photography policy outlining how photographers and videographers may operate in public parks. Read on...
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  1. The Springfield-Greene County Park Board strives to provide the very best in parks and recreation facilities, programs, events, and services to our community. In doing so, we will make a positive impact on the overall quality of life, health, environmental, social, and economic aspects for our resident families and visitors alike. Adopted Dec. 11, 2015.

  1.  The Springfield-Greene County Parks 
    Department is part of the City of 
    Springfield and Greene County organizations.

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