Posted on: July 20, 2016

Blanche Jones retires from the Zoo after 43-year career


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 14, 2016

Springfield Lasers Coach JL de Jager available in July for tennis instruction


Springfield, Mo. — Springfield Lasers Coach John-Laffnie “JL” de Jager, in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Community Tennis Division, is offering private and group tennis lessons and clinics through July 29 at Cooper Tennis Compl...Read more »

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Cooper Tennis Complex earns national distinction


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 »

View USTA news release
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Movies at Founders Park begin Friday, July 8


The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s annual Movies at Founders Park series begins at dusk Friday, July 8, bringing recent release and classic movies to a family-friendly outdoor setting in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park, 330 E. Water St., at J...Read more »

Movies at Founders home page
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Springfield Botanical Gardens tree inventory complete


The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has completed a tree inventory at the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park.

The inventory identified and graded more than 2,400 trees in the park. The inventory is also an intera...Read more »

Posted on: May 25, 2016

Outdoor pools open for the season Saturday, May 28


(Media advisory: For safety and security, media are not allowed in the gate of any outdoor pool without prior clearance through Parks Administration. Please make arrangements before arriving.)

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s six outdoor poo...Read more »

View the 2016 Summer Aquatics Guide
Posted on: May 20, 2016

Discount theme park tickets available through the Park Board


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 19, 2016

Springfield Lasers announce 2016 season home schedule July 31-Aug. 13


Springfield, Mo. — The Springfield Lasers Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League team has announced its 2016 season schedule.

The Lasers schedule includes six home matches at the Mediacom Tennis Stadium, in Springfield’s Cooper Tennis Complex, 2331 E ...Read more »

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Sisters Cities announces construction of Peace Through People Pavilion


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 »

project rendering
Posted on: March 25, 2016

Springfield Lasers draft No. 1 American John Isner for second season


Springfield, Mo. — The Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League completed its 41st Season Roster Draft this morning during the Miami Open tennis tournament in Miami, Fla.

The Springfield Lasers, celebrating their 21st season in 2016, drafted John Isner...Read more »

Posted on: November 27, 2014

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


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



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...

Photo policy.