Springfield-Greene County Park Board News Releases

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Posted on: September 19, 2014

DogFest and Dachshund Dash Saturday, Sept. 27 at Chesterfield Park


The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s 12th Annual DogFest returns Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Chesterfield Park, 2511 W. Republic Road, Springfield.

Everyone, including the family dog, is invited to enjoy a day of free fun, activit...Read more »

Posted on: September 18, 2014

Springfield Express inaugural weekend at Mediacom Ice Park

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SPRINGFIELD, MO. — The Springfield Express Junior A hockey team makes its inaugural appearance this weekend in a three-day season opener at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway, in downtown Springfield

Springfield’s new home team faces the Wichita Jr. ...Read more »

Visit Springfield Express
Posted on: September 17, 2014

Liberty School Grand Reopening Saturday, Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.


After a century standing near Fellows Lake, and nearly a year in transition, historic Liberty School will reopen with a flag-raising and ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead in Nathanael Greene/Close Memori...Read more »

1860's Lifestyle Expo schedule here
Posted on: September 15, 2014

Ozark Greenways’ Yoga on the Trail Saturday, Sept. 20, 9-10:30 a.m.


Ozark Greenways' 6th annual Yoga on the Trail moves to a new location Saturday, Sept. 20, 9-10:30 a.m. For the first time, the event will be held at the Watershed Center in Valley Water Mill Park, 2450 E. Valley Water Mill Rd., near the northeast e...Read more »

For a map and more information
Posted on: September 12, 2014

Missouri State Ice Bears season opens Friday, Sept. 12, at Mediacom Ice Park


The Missouri State Ice Bears’ 14th home season opens Friday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway, Springfield. The Div. II collegiate team faces the Eastern Illinois University Panthers tonight and again Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Th...Read more »

More about Missouri State Ice Bears
Posted on: September 4, 2014

ParkBench fall program guide now available


Look for your free copy at any Park Board Family Center, the Botanical Center, Mediacom Ice Park, sports complexes or the Library Center, or read it online here.

Read the ParkBench online here
Posted on: August 26, 2014

7th Annual Outdoor Days at Lake Springfield Park Sept. 5-7

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For immediate release:

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board partners with Bass Pro Shops’ Outdoor Fitness Festival for a full weekend of outdoor recreation and adventure at the 7th Annual Outdoor Days Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m....Read on...

Bass Pro Shops' Outdoor Fitness Festival
Posted on: August 20, 2014

United Way Day of Caring beautifies Washington Park



Approximately 60 volunteers from Cox College join forces with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board to beautify Washington Park, 1600 N. Summit Ave.

Work planned for Thursday includes cleaning and paining...Read on...

More information on the United Way Day of Caring
Posted on: August 25, 2014

Japanese Fall Festival is Friday-Sunday at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden


The Springfield Sister Cities Association, with support from the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, hosts the 19th Annual Japanese Fall Festival Friday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Clos...Read on...

See a complete event schedule and more info...
Posted on: August 28, 2014

Dog Swim XI Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Fassnight Pool


For immediate release

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board hosts Dog Swim XI, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 4-7 p.m. at Fassnight Pool, 1300 S. Campbell, Springfield.

The annual canine aquatics event gives man’s best friend a chance to d...Read on...

Click for printable registration form
Posted on: August 19, 2014

Giraffe calf born Monday evening at Dickerson Park Zoo



A giraffe was born at approximately 6 p.m., Monday, at Dickerson Park Zoo. The calf is yet unnamed, ...Read on...

Visit the zoo online.
Posted on: August 8, 2014

Fassnight, Grant Beach pools remain open Labor Day Weekend; Dog Swim Tuesday, Sept. 2



Fassnight Pool and Grant Beach Pool remain open Labor Day weekend: Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

Fassnight P...Read on...

Vist parkboard.org for more information.
Posted on: August 6, 2014

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival includes free Friday night “Drive-In” movie



The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Movies at Founders Park presents a special “Drive-In Mov...Read on...

View full listing of BIrthplace of Route 66 events
Posted on: July 10, 2014

Turkey Trot T-Shirt Design Contest announced, deadline Aug. 8



For the 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run, we’re asking YOU to help us design the event shirt. Ge...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

Movies at Founders Park begins Friday, July 11



The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s annual Movies at Founders Park series begins Friday, Ju...Read on...

Click here for the schedule.
Posted on: June 17, 2014

Outdoor Initiatives program schedule for June-August



The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives offers a variety of outdoor and nature...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2014

Botanical Day Camp offered at Springfield Botanical Gardens



The Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with University of Missouri Greene County Ex...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2014

Park Board offers discount theme park tickets



Discount tickets and season passes are now available for Missouri theme parks through the Springfield...Read on...