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LATEST NEWS
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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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    Summer SnowFest Saturday, June 25, noon-4 p.m., at Jordan Valley Park

    Bring your mittens for summer fun in the snow
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    Springfield Botanical Gardens tree inventory complete

    Interactive online directory available; Inventory provides Parks tree management tools
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    Coca-Cola Heart of the Ozarks Softball Classic Saturday, June 4

    Tournament includes 42 youth and adult softball teams
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    Ozark Greenways connects Wilson’s Creek and South Creek Greenways

    Celebrate “A Tale of Two Trails” Saturday, June 4, 3551 S. Kauffman Rd.
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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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    Southwest Missouri Senior Games June 1-4

    Sports and recreation events for ages 50+, from archery to washer toss
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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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    Ozark Greenways extends Bike to Work Week through May 27

    Another week to bike, bus, carpool, walk, telecommute, or use any combination to get to work or school
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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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    1923 N. Weller Ave.   |   Springfield, MO 65803  
    Ph: 417.864.1049     |    parks@parkboard.org


                                               MISSION

  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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