Posted on: June 21, 2016

Aquathon and 13th Annual Kid’Athlon events offer swim/run races

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board hosts two swim/run races in the coming weeks, one for all ages and one for kids only.

The Aquathon Series features weekly kids’ and adults’ swim-run races every Tuesday evening throughout July for ages 5 years t...Read more »

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Movies at Founders Park begin Friday, July 8

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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 15, 2016

Heat Advisories prompt Park Board schedule changes, cooling center availability

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To help residents keep cool and stay safe during Heat Advisories, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board adjusts schedules and offers cooling center options.

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When Springfield is under a Heat Advisory National Weather Service issues a Heat ...Read more »

View the 2016 Summer Aquatics Guide
Posted on: June 14, 2016

Summer SnowFest Saturday, June 25, noon-4 p.m., at Jordan Valley Park

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The 15th Annual Summer SnowFest returns to downtown Springfield’s Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway, Saturday, June 25, noon to 4 p.m.

Kids of all ages are invited to climb, slide and build snowmen in a mountain of snow made from ice shavings from ...Read more »

Snowfest flyer
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Springfield Botanical Gardens tree inventory complete

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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: June 3, 2016

Coca-Cola Heart of the Ozarks Softball Classic Saturday, June 4

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The 37th Annual Coca-Cola Heart of the Ozarks Softball Classic returns to Meador Park and Cooper Park sports complexes Saturday, June 4, with games scheduled from 8 a.m.-7:45 p.m.

The tournament includes youth and adult softball divisions, including t...Read more »

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Dirt Day celebrates gardening, community and the great outdoors Saturday, June 4

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The Woodland Heights Neighborhood Association’s 4th Annual Dirt Day will be held Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at historic Lafayette Park, 202 E. Atlantic St.

Dirt Day is a free celebration of the pleasures and healthy benefits of gardening, green...Read more »

Posted on: May 31, 2016

Ozark Greenways connects Wilson’s Creek and South Creek Greenways

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Join Ozark Greenways on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 4, to celebrate the joining of two celebrated trails: Wilson’s Creek and South Creek Greenways, at 3551 S. Kauffman Rd., accessible from Farm Road 123, just northwest of the intersection of State...Read more »

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Outdoor pools open for the season Saturday, May 28

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(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 »

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Southwest Missouri Senior Games June 1-4

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board hosts the Southwest Missouri Senior Games June 1-4, with events at the Northview Center in Doling Park, 301 E Talmage, Springfield, and other venues.

The Southwest Missouri Senior Games promotes fun sports and r...Read more »

Registration form and schedule of events
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: May 10, 2016

Ozark Greenways extends Bike to Work Week through May 27

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Ozark Greenways has extended its annual Bike to Work Week through May 27, citing rainy conditions during the original dates May 16-20.

Bike to Work Week challenges residents to leave their car behind at least one day that week to get to work or scho...Read more »

Posted on: April 19, 2016

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

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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 »

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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: March 25, 2016

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

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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 »

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

Find a summer job with the Park Board

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Thinking of a summer job? Apply today at the Park Board!

Seasonal openings include lifeguards at indoor and outdoor pools; cashiers, scorekeepers and umpires at sports complexes, concessions staff at pools, sports complexes and special events; front ...Read more »

Learn more about jobs available
Posted on: March 4, 2016

Summer seasonal employment available through Park Board

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

Seasonal openings include lifeguards at indoor and outdoor pools; cashiers, scorekeepers and umpires at sports complexes, conc...Read more »

Seasonal job descriptions
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...

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Photo policy.