Posted on: July 20, 2016

13th Annual Kid’Athlon returns to Meador Park Sat., Aug. 6

PoolBoy.WEB.jpg

Springfield, Mo. — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board hosts the 13th Annual Kid’Athlon Saturday, Aug. 6, 8 a.m. (6:30-7:30 check-in) at Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

The Kid’Athlon is a triathlon for kids ages 5 to 12, with age-appropriate s...Read more »

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Blanche Jones retires from the Zoo after 43-year career

BlancheJones2016.jpg

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 18, 2016

Week-long Heat Advisory extends outdoor pool hours at select locations

WestportPool.WEB.jpg

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

POOLS

Park Board strives to keep at least one outdoor pool open lat...Read more »

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

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

CoachJL2015.jpg

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

CooperAerialLasers.WEB.jpg

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 15, 2016

Heat Advisories prompt Park Board schedule changes, cooling center availability

WestportPool.WEB.jpg

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

POOLS

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

View the 2016 Summer Aquatics Guide
Posted on: June 15, 2016

Heat Advisories prompt Park Board schedule changes, cooling center availability

WestportPool.WEB.jpg

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

POOLS

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

View the 2016 Summer Aquatics Guide
Posted on: June 21, 2016

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

PoolBoy.WEB.jpg

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

MoviesFoundersWEB.jpg

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

WestportPool.WEB.jpg

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

POOLS

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

View the 2016 Summer Aquatics Guide
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Springfield Botanical Gardens tree inventory complete

rsz_botanicalcentertrees.jpg

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

FassnightFilled2016WEB.jpg

(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

_rollercoaster.jpg

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.
...Read more »

Posted on: April 19, 2016

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

Lasers.Isner2015.WEB.jpg

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 »

Visit WTT.com
Posted on: April 1, 2016

Sisters Cities announces construction of Peace Through People Pavilion

JFFTaiko.2013.jpg

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

LasersJohnIsner.WEB.jpg

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 »

Visit WTT.com
Posted on: March 4, 2016

Find a summer job with the Park Board

SPARCcampcounselors2015.WEB.jpg

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

Concessions.Pool.WEB.jpg

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

TurkeyTrot2015.handsup.jpg

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

photog.jpg

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...

Photo policy.