Springfield-Greene County Park Board News Releases

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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
Posted on: September 4, 2014

ParkBench fall 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: May 1, 2014

Park Board offers discount theme park tickets

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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