Springfield-Greene County Park Board News Releases

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Final move for Timmons Temple Monday, April 20

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Historic Timmons Temple will make its final move onto its permanent home in Silver Springs Park Monday.

Professional movers Tilton & Sons, from Carthage, plan to begin the building’s 100-foot move by noon, using special remote-controlled hydraulic...Read more »

Click for more information on Save Timmons Temple
Posted on: April 3, 2015

Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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The Springfield Sister Cities Association hosts the annual Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

This family-friendly free event hi...Read more »

Visit Springfield Sister Cities Association
Posted on: April 3, 2015

Fassnight Creek Greenway Volunteer Tree Planting Saturday

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Ozark Greenways and Springfield Public Works extend a fun and unique opportunity for volunteers to help beautify the newest section of Fassnight Creek Greenway.

Volunteers are needed to install trees, bushes and shrubs in four new native species planti...Read more »

Click for more information on Ozark Greenways
Posted on: April 3, 2015

Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 11

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The Springfield Sister Cities Association hosts the annual Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

This family-friendly free event hi...Read more »

Visit Springfield Sister Cities Association
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Springfield Lasers 20th season schedule announced

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Springfield, Mo. — The Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League has released its 2015 season schedule, including the Springfield Lasers 20th season.

The Springfield Lasers schedule includes seven home matches, including a July 25 appearance by Lasers m...Read more »

Posted on: March 30, 2015

Timmons Temple moves to Silver Springs Park Tuesday

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Historic Timmons Temple will travel more than a block Tuesday, as professional movers carefully move the stone structure from private property to nearby Silver Springs Park.

Professional movers Tilton & Sons, from Carthage, plan to begin the big mo...Read more »

Click for more information on Save Timmons Temple
Posted on: March 27, 2015

Ozark Greenways Annual Membership Meeting Tues., March 31, 6-8 p.m.

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The public is invited to join Ozark Greenways for their 24th annual meeting, Tues., March 31, 6-8 p.m. at Hammons Heart Institute, 1325 E. Cherokee, in Springfield. Attendees will celebrates recent accomplishments and look forward to what’s planned in 201...Read more »

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Timmons Temple begins move

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Contractors began moving Timmons Temple Thursday, March 26.

The move from the original location to the eventual permanent home in Silver Springs Park will be completed in stages. Professional building movers Tilton & Sons, of Carthage, are coordi...Read more »

Click for more information on Save Timmons Temple
Posted on: March 20, 2015

Summer seasonal employment opportunities available through Park Board

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Thinking of a summer job? The Park Board is now accepting applications for summer seasonal employment.

Openings include lifeguards, cashiers, scorekeepers, umpires and referees, and staff for concessions, family centers, golf courses, Cooper Tennis Com...Read more »

Click here for more seasonal employment info
Posted on: March 18, 2015

Miracle League buddies needed for spring season

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More than 140 children and adults with disabilities are planning to play in the spring season at the Betty and Bobby Allison Miracle League Ball Field in Springfield’s Dan Kinney Park.

At least 50 additional volunteer buddies are needed to make the Mi...Read more »

Click here for more Miracle League info
Posted on: March 16, 2015

Springfield Lasers draft No. 1 American John Isner

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Springfield, Mo. — The Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League completed its 40th Season Roster Draft today in Indian Wells, Calif.

The Springfield Lasers, celebrating their 20th season in 2015, drafted John Isner, America’s No. 1 male tennis player s...Read more »

Interview with GM Paul Nahon (begins 11:45)
Posted on: February 19, 2015

Friday night Springfield Express hockey game benefits Officer Aaron Pearson

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Springfield hockey fans are invited to enjoy a hard-hitting game while supporting a good cause Friday night.

...Read more »

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Posted on: February 12, 2015

Register now for spring and summer softball, baseball and flag football

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Registration is now open for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board's spring and summer softball, baseball and flag football leagues. Numerous leagues are available for youth and adults, male, female and co-ed, including:

Spring Recre...Read more »

Click here for more info
Posted on: January 26, 2015

Park Board, CU and City Council agree to Chesterfield water tank and three park lease extensions

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has entered into agreement with City Utilities of Springfield to construct an elevated water tank at Chesterfield Park. In a related action, CU has entered into 50-year lease extensions with the Park Board for CU-o...Read more »

Posted on: January 23, 2015

ZOOPER Bowl Week at Dickerson Park Zoo kicks off Jan. 24

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Before you settle in next weekend to watch the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Super Bow...Read more »

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Paralympian Silver-medalist Matt Stutzman visits Springfield today

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US Paralympian Matt Stutzman visits Springfield today as a guest of the local Young Presidents’ Organization.

Stutzman, a member of the 2012 US Paralympic Archery Team, won a silver medal in the 2012 Paralympics. Stutzman was born without arms, and sh...Read more »

Matt Stutzman website
Posted on: January 15, 2015

Eagle Days this weekend at Lake Springfield Park, Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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Eagle Days returns to Lake Springfield Park and the Springfield Conservation Nature Center Saturday, Jan. 17, and Sunday, Jan. 18, giving spectators the opportunity to learn more about eagles and other migratory birds on and around Lake Springfield during...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

Daddy-Daughter Dance Friday, Feb. 20, at Northview Center

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Girls age three years and older are invited to a special night with their daddy, stepdad, grandpa, uncle or special guy at the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance Friday, Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m. at the Northview Center Ballroom, adjacent to Doling Family Center, 301 E....Read more »

Click here for event flyer
Posted on: January 13, 2015

Botanical Center hosts volunteer orientation on MLK Jr. Day of Service

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Garden enthusiasts are invited to get involved with the Springfield Botanical Gardens at a volunteer orientation Monday, Jan. 19, 12:30 p.m., on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Sceni...Read more »

Posted on: September 4, 2014

ParkBench winter program guide now available

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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
Posted on: December 4, 2014

Park Board’s holiday activities include ice skating, wreath making and Candy Cane Lane

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has lots of opportunities for kids and adults to get into the holiday spirit throughout December, including:

PGA Annual Golf Sale — The Park Board’s Rivercut, Horton Smith and Bill & Payne Stewart golf cours...Read more »

Posted on: November 27, 2014

20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk draws 7,600

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An estimated 7,600 runners and walkers took part in this morning’s 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held at 8 a.m. in downtown Springfield.

The annual event is Springfield’s largest timed 5K race and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, wi...Read more »

Race Results
Posted on: November 19, 2014

20th Annual Turkey Trot online registration closes Friday, 5 p.m.

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Turkey Trotters have until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 to take advantage of discount Early Bird registration. After that, prices increase and registrations are only accepted in person at the Springfield Expo Center, starting Wednesday, Nov. 26.

The 20th Ann...Read more »

Registration form
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Park Board approves relocation of Timmons Temple to Silver Springs Park

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board unanimously approved a proposal to relocate Timmons Temple to Silver Springs Park this morning, Friday, Nov. 14, during the regularly scheduled board meeting.

Members of the Save Timmons Temple committee have w...Read more »

Save Timmons Temple website
Posted on: November 7, 2014

Cooper Tennis Complex hosts US Slam Touchtennis tournament Saturday, Nov. 8

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Cooper Tennis Complex hosts the US Slam Touchtennis tournament Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 11 a.m.

The annual event, played the last three years at Cooper Tennis Complex, is the only Touchtennis tournament ...Read more »

Touchtennis official website
Posted on: November 7, 2014

20th Annual Turkey Trot Early Bird registration deadline Friday, Nov. 21

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Turkey Trotters have until Friday, Nov. 21 to take advantage of discount Early Bird registration. After that, prices increase and registration is only accepted in person.

The 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk is held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 2...Read more »

Registration form
Posted on: October 22, 2014

Fall youth sports tournaments bring thousands to Springfield

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Thousands of junior high and high school athletes, as well as their coaches and families, are visiting Springfield this fall for championship tournaments.

The 39th Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Girls Softball Championship i...Read more »

Posted on: October 21, 2014

Halloween-Fest, Zombie Run/Walk highlight final weekend of Fall Fest

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Two special events highlight the final weekend of Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, Oct. 24-26.

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Halloween-Fest takes place Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 26, noon-...Read more »

Zombie Run/Walk race info
Posted on: July 23, 2014

Park Board implements new photo policy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has implemented a new photography policy outlining how photo...Read on...

Photo policy.
Posted on: October 3, 2014

Frisco Highline Trail Celebrates 20th Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 11

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Ozark Greenways invites trail enthusiasts to the 20th Anniversary of the Frisco Highline Trail Saturday, Oct. 11, 3:30-6:30 p.m., at the Willard Trailhead, 515 E. Jackson St., Willard, Mo.

The celebration will be held rain or shine, and includes a brie...Read more »

Frisco Highline Trail map and info
Posted on: October 3, 2014

Haunted Trail now open, adding night activities to Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

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Brave a frightening walk through the woods tonight, and every Friday and Saturday night through Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m., at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, Springfield.

The Haunted Trail includes a hayride to the trail entrance, where coura...Read more »

Fall Fest flyer
Posted on: September 24, 2014

20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Early Bird registration now open

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Now that autumn has officially begun, Springfield’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition is just around the corner.

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 27, in downt...Read more »

Registration form
Posted on: September 29, 2014

Summer pool attendance, food donations and World’s Largest Swimming Lesson numbers finalized

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Cooler May and June temperatures contributed to a small overall decrease in swimmers at Springfield-Greene County Park Board pools this summer.

Still, swimmers donated 10,023 lbs. of food to Ozarks Food Harvest through the summer-long Splash & Sizz...Read more »

View year-round aquatics programs