Posted on: July 20, 2016

Blanche Jones retires from the Zoo after 43-year career

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Longtime zoo employee Blanche Jones retires Friday, July 22, following a 43-year career at Dickerson Park Zoo. Jones, 88, is currently the longest-serving employee working at the zoo, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the City of Springfield. S...Read more »

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Cooper Tennis Complex earns national distinction

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Springfield, Mo. — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Cooper Tennis Complex has been named for the 2016 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award, the second award of its kind the facility has earned since it opened in 1994.

The award recognizes ...Read more »

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

Discount theme park tickets available through the Park Board

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Discount tickets are now available for several Missouri theme parks through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with the Missouri Park and Recreation Association.

These discount ticket prices include no additional fees or tax.
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Posted on: April 1, 2016

Sisters Cities announces construction of Peace Through People Pavilion

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The Springfield Sister Cities Association announces the construction of the new Peace Through People Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater designed for cultural performances and events at the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Pa...Read more »

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Posted on: November 27, 2014

21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk draws estimated 7,700

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An estimated 7,700 runners and walkers registered for this morning’s 21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, exceeding last year’s registered participation by about 100.

The annual event is one of the largest timed 5K race in Springfield and the largest...Read more »

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 photographers and videographers may operate in public parks.

The new policy is designed to preserve public enjoyment of parks by ad...Read on...

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