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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board hosts Dog Swim XII, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 4-7 p.m. at Fassnight Pool, 1300 S. Campbell, Springfield.
The annual canine aquatics event gives man’s best friend a chance to dog paddle in the big pool (dog only, no hum...Read more »
Meador Pool reopens Saturday, Aug. 15, after a major water leak forced the pool to be closed for most of the season.
Meador will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-6:30 p.m. through Labor Day weekend, including Aug. 15-16, Aug. 22-23, Aug., 29-3...Read more »
The Springfield Sister Cities Association, with support from the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, hosts the 20th Annual Japanese Fall Festival Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Clos...Read more »
Springfield’s Annual Park Day Reunion will be held this weekend at Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton, as well as other locations around the city.
The Park Day Reunion takes place at Silver Springs Park every year on first weekend of August, bringin...Read more »
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board hosts the Amateur Softball Association’s Girls 18U “A” Fast Pitch Northern National Championship July 29 – August 2 at Killian Sports Complex, 2141 E. Pythian St., Springfield, Missouri.
The tournament's ...Read more »
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has identified the primary source of a major leak that caused the pool to close May 28, and repairs are now underway.
Soon after Meador Pool opened Memorial Day weekend, it was found to be leaking at a rate of 1...Read more »
All 18 holes reopen for play at Rivercut Golf Course Wednesday, July 1, just 12 days after the course was flooded.
The record-breaking June 19 James River flood covered holes No. 1-12 with water, washing out turf and sand traps and leaving behind mud a...Read more »
* Update June 25: This news release includes some updated ticket prices.
Discount tickets are now available for Missouri theme parks through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. Di...Read on...
UPDATE July 1: All 18 holes at Rivercut are now reopened. See update HERE
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Rivercut Golf Course is close...Read more »
Dogs and their owners are invited to the 26th Annual Bark in the Park dog festival Saturday, June 13, 8 a.m. to noon on the Great Lawn at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.
The event includes a 9 a.m. guided dog wal...Read more »
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host a grand opening for the Davis House & Property Saturday, June 6, 9-11 a.m. at 5780 S. Farm Road 141 (Cox Road,) just south of Springfield.
The Davis House & Property is home to the Greater Spri...Read more »
The Woodland Heights Neighborhood Association’s 3rd 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 »
The 14th Annual Summer SnowFest returns to downtown Springfield’s Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway Saturday, June 20, 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 M...Read more »
*Update June 2, 2015: Registration for this event is now full and closed.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Missouri Department of Conservation host the 34th Annual Kids Fishing Fun Day, Saturday, June 6, at Rutledge-W...Read more »
Ozark Greenways and Queen City Cycles present the 2nd Annual Iron Horse Gravel Grind Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Frisco Highline Trail and scenic gravel roads in Polk County.
The Iron Horse Gravel Grind offers a 40-mile and 100-mile bike rid...Read more »
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has named Jim Fisher as the new Assistant Director of Parks, over Administration. Fisher begins Monday, June 1.
Fisher has spent more than 30 years in public parks administration, mostly in the Kansas City area,...Read more »
Springfield’s Meador Pool will close for at least a week starting Thursday, May 28, pending investigation of a major water leak.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board made the decision to close after staff discovered the pool was losing water at th...Read more »
Sample Springfield’s many free activities promoting physical and mental health this summer with the Passport to Health Living, and be entered into an Aug. 22 drawing for great prizes including a Real Pad digital tablet, provided by AARP of Springfield.
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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s six outdoor pools open for the season Saturday, May 23.
All six outdoor pools, including Fassnight, Grant Beach, McGee/McGregor Wading Pool, Meador, Silver Springs and Westport, will be open Saturday,...Read more »
More than 60 second graders from Springfield’s Eugene Field Elementary School will visit Timmons Temple at Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton, Friday, May 15, 9:30 a.m., after the students spent much of the school year raising money to save the historic...Read more »
SPRINGFIELD, MO — Springfield Lasers marquee player John Isner has added a second date to the team’s home schedule, now appearing Fri., July 24, and Sat., July 25, in Springfield as part of the Mylan World TeamTennis 40th Season.
Isner, the No. 1 Ameri...Read more »
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation will officially open the new Betty’s Clubhouse playground feature Friday, May 8, 10:30 a.m., at the Betty Allison Junior Golf Course at Rivercut Golf Course, 2850 ...Read more »
Ozark Greenways’ annual Bike to Work Week returns May 11-15, 2015, challenging residents to leave their car behind at least one day that week to get to work or school, by commuting by bike, taking the bus, carpooling, walking, telecommuting, or any combin...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Springfield hockey fans are invited to enjoy a hard-hitting game while supporting a good cause Friday night.
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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 »
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 »
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Before you settle in next weekend to watch the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Super Bow...Read more »
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 »
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...
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has implemented a new photography policy outlining how photo...Read on...
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 »
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 »
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 »