Springfield, MO
Cancellations for Thursday, May 28th
Miracle League due to heavy thunderstorms predicted 4:00-7:00 p.m. Make up games will be next Thursday evening – same game times.
Meador Pool is closed do to a major water leak until repairs can be completed. Read details...
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LATEST NEWS
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    Meador Pool closing Thursday due to major water leak

    Pool remains closed at least a week, pending repairs
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    Pick up a Passport to Healthy Living for summer surprises and prizes

    Passport available Tuesday, May 26, at libraries and Park Board facilities
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    Outdoor pools open for the season Memorial Day weekend

    Splash & Sizzle discount admission Monday at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador pools
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    Field Elementary 2nd Grade visits Timmons Temple Friday 9:30 a.m.

    Students present $500+ check from notecard fundraising campaign
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    John Isner adds second Springfield date with Lasers

    Shelby Rogers added to Springfield Lasers roster
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    Ribbon-cutting for Betty’s Clubhouse at Rivercut Golf Course Friday, 10:30 a.m.

    Golf bag-themed playground feature added to Betty Allison Junior Golf Course
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    Ozark Greenways hosts Bike to Work Week, May 11-15

    Leave your car behind and bike, walk, bus or carpool to work or school
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    Final move for Timmons Temple Monday, April 20

    Historic structure to move 100 feet, placed over footings for permanent home
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    Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Free admission to festival and Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
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    Fassnight Creek Greenway Volunteer Tree Planting Saturday

    Bring your own gloves Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m.- noon, just east of Parkview High School
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    Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 11

    Bring your own kite or build one to fly
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    Springfield Lasers 20th season schedule announced

    John Isner appears in Springfield Saturday, July 25
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    Timmons Temple moves to Silver Springs Park Tuesday

    Historic structure travels more than a block in one day
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    Ozark Greenways Annual Membership Meeting Tues., March 31, 6-8 p.m.

    “If Trails Could Talk” at Hammons Heart Institute Auditorium, 1325 E. Cherokee
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    Timmons Temple begins move

    Contractors began U-Turn on site Thursday, March 26; entire move expected to take several days
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    Summer seasonal employment opportunities available through Park Board

    Great first jobs for youth or summer jobs for students
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    Miracle League buddies needed for spring season

    Season opens April 13, 50+ buddies still needed
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    Springfield Lasers draft No. 1 American John Isner

    Lasers 20th season also brings Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Michael Russell back to the team
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    Friday night Springfield Express hockey game benefits Officer Aaron Pearson

    Tickets $10 at the door, all proceeds go to Pearson family
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    Park Board, CU and City Council agree to Chesterfield water tank and three park lease extensions

    City Council approves 50-year leases at Lake Springfield, Valley Water Mill and Dan Kinney parks
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    ZOOPER Bowl Week at Dickerson Park Zoo kicks off Jan. 24

    Before you settle in next weekend to watch the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, shake off your cabin fever and support a good cause during Dickerson Park Zoo’s fourth annual ZOOPER Bowl ‘15 food drive.
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    Paralympian Silver-medalist Matt Stutzman visits Springfield today

    Media Availability at Archery Range at the Davis Property 4:45 p.m.
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    Daddy-Daughter Dance Friday, Feb. 20, at Northview Center

    Dance and dine at “Frozen in Time” event
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    Botanical Center hosts volunteer orientation on MLK Jr. Day of Service

    Turn a day of service into a lifetime of building a better community
  27. The ParkBench Activities brocure

    ParkBench winter program guide now available

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has released the Winter 2015 edition of The ParkBench, a guide to Park Board recreational programs and activities for January through April, 2015.
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    20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk draws 7,600

    Race results are posted at parkboard.org
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    20th Annual Turkey Trot online registration closes Friday, 5 p.m.

    Discount Early Bird registration — including walk-in, mail-in and online registration — closes in two days. Mail-in must be postmarked today.
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    Park Board approves relocation of Timmons Temple to Silver Springs Park

    Historic structure expected to move by the end of the year as fundraising continues.
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    Cooper Tennis Complex hosts US Slam Touchtennis tournament Saturday, Nov. 8

    Springfield has the only US tournament for sport popularized in UK
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    20th Annual Turkey Trot Early Bird registration deadline Friday, Nov. 21

    Discount Early Bird registration deadline just two weeks away. On-site registration opens Wednesday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving Day race.
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    Fall youth sports tournaments bring thousands to Springfield

    State high school softball championships Oct. 24-25, National Christian Homeschool Tournament Oct. 30- Nov. 1
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    Halloween-Fest, Zombie Run/Walk highlight final weekend of Fall Fest

    Oct. 24-26 last chance for Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Trail
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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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    Frisco Highline Trail Celebrates 20th Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 11

    Celebrate at Willard Trailhead 3:30-6:30 p.m. with live blues music, a cookout and Andy’s Frozen Custard
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    Haunted Trail now open, adding night activities to Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

    Frightening walk through the woods open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m., for ages 8 and up.
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    20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Early Bird registration now open

    Training for the Trot begins Sept. 30 for first-time 5K runners
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    Summer pool attendance, food donations and World’s Largest Swimming Lesson numbers finalized

    152 Springfield swimmers helped break Guinness World Record for largest swim lesson June 20
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