July 03, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Park Board Independence Day holiday activities and schedules

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board celebrates the Independence Day holiday with several fun family events:

Splash & Sizzle discount outdoor swimming

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board offers discount admission to three outdoor pools during the Independence Day Splash & Sizzle event, Friday, July 4, Noon to 5:30 p.m., at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador Pool. Admission is $1, or free with a canned food donation. All donations go to Ozarks Food Harvest. Last year, Splash & Sizzle events generated nearly 12,000 lbs. of canned food items. Splash & Sizzle Weekends begin Saturday, July 6, with extended hours at Grant Beach, Westport and Silver Springs Pool, Fridays and Saturdays throughout July, 5:30-8 p.m.; and Saturdays only at Meador Pool, 5:30-8 p.m. Fassnight Pool is open late Saturdays only, 5:30-10 p.m. For more information about Splash & Sizzle, visit www.parkboard.org/aquatics or call the Aquatics Hotline at 417-864-2099.

Military Appreciation Day at Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo offers free admission to active military personnel and members of their immediate family (with an ID) on Military Appreciation Day, Sunday, July 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dickerson Park Zoo is located at 1401 W. Norton Road, Springfield. For more information, call Dickerson Park Zoo at 417-864-1800 or visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org.

Springfield Lasers Opening Match

The 2014 Springfield Lasers Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) home season opens Sunday, July 6, as the Lasers face the Philadelphia Freedoms. The match begins at 7 p.m. at Mediacom Tennis Stadium, in Cooper Tennis Complex, 2231 E. Pythian. Tickets are available for the Springfield Lasers home season, held July 6-23 at Mediacom Tennis Stadium, in Cooper Tennis Complex, 2331 E. Pythian, Springfield. All matches begin at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30, with live music 5:30-6:30. Concessions and the VIP Food Center both open at 5:30. Grandstand tickets are $10 (July 6, 7, 18 and 23) $15 (July 12 and 17) and $20 (July 13.) Box Seat tickets, season tickets and VIP packages are also available. To purchase tickets, call Cooper Tennis Complex at 417-837-5800. For more information, visit springfieldlasers.com or look for Springfield Lasers on Facebook or @SGFLasers on Twitter. For more information on Mylan WTT, visit wtt.com.

Holiday Weekend Facility Hours

All other Park Board facilities follow normal operating hours this weekend.

For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-837-5724 or 417-224-5510.