Posted on: November 17, 2015

Discount “Early Bird” registration for Turkey Trot 5K closes Friday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m.


Discount “Early Bird” Registration for the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K closes Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. After that, you must register in person, the day before or the day of the race.

The 21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk returns to downtown Sp...Read more »

Turkey Trot registration and info
Posted on: November 2, 2015

Renovations begin at historic Timmons Temple


Historic Timmons Temple has a new roof, heralding the first major renovation work since the 83-year-old building was moved into Silver Springs Park earlier this year.

Timmons Temple Church of God in Christ served Springfield’s African-American communi...Read more »

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

Halloween-Fest, Zombie Run highlight final weekend of Harvest Fest


Oct. 23-25 is the final weekend for Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, with two special events added to the fall-themed activities.

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Halloween-Fest takes place during Harvest Fest hours Saturday, Oct. 2...Read more »

Rock4Kids Zombie Run/Walk info
Posted on: September 30, 2015

Thanksgiving day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Early Bird registration now open


Now that autumn is officially here, Springfield’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition is just around the corner.

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 26, 8 a.m. in downtown S...Read more »

Turkey Trot information
Posted on: September 28, 2015

Haunted Trail of Horrors, Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch opens Fri.-Sat. nights through Oct. 24


Brave the Haunted Trail of Horrors or tour the kids' Halloween Fun Field every Friday and Saturday night Oct. 2-3 through 23-24, 6-10 p.m., at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, Springfield.

The Haunted Trail of Horrors includes a hayride...Read more »

Click here for Corn Maze map and more!
Posted on: September 24, 2015

Hundreds of BMX racers compete at Park Board’s Spokes BMX Raceway


The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Spokes BMX Raceway hosts hundreds of BMX racers this weekend at the USA BMX Gold Cup Championship Central.

Nearly 800 BMX racers from 20 states, along with their families, will attend the event. Competitors in...Read more »

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Harvest Fest returns to Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park


Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park opens Sept. 19-20, kicking off six weekends of corn maze, pumpkin patch and all kinds of fall-themed family fun.

The annual Harvest Fest event spans Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., Sept....Read more »

Harvest Fest poster
Posted on: June 12, 2015

Park Board offers discount theme park tickets


* 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...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Final move for Timmons Temple Monday, April 20


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 dol...Read more »

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Posted on: January 26, 2015

Park Board, CU and City Council agree to Chesterfield water tank and three park lease extensions


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 »

Posted on: November 27, 2014

20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk draws 7,600


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 »

Race Results
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...

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Photo policy.