For Immediate Release
Parks Offers Holiday Activities, Trees for Sale
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board celebrates the holiday season with continued events, including free ice skating, Christmas at the Farm weekends, a holiday ice show, a lighted display and fresh cut trees for sale.
Free ice skating at the Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway, continues as part of the six-week Festival of Lights celebration in Center City. Skate rental is available for $2.50. Remaining free admission dates to public sessions include:
- 5:45 – 6:45 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5;
- 3 – 4 p.m. p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19;
- 2 – 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 25;
- 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 27
The Ice Park also will feature a Holiday Ice Show at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19. Admission is $3; children two and younger are free.
Jordan Valley Park, 735 E. Trafficway, is lighted with the Mayor’s Tree and a holiday lights display through the New Year’s Eve celebration in the park. Lights remain on from dusk until 11 p.m. each evening.
The Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park will host Christmas at the Farm December 5 & 6 and 12 & 13. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday hours are noon – 8 p.m. The two weekends will include a number of low-cost activities, including:
- Holiday make-and-take crafts
- Ornament-and-wreath making classes
- Horse-drawn wagon rides
- Pictures with Santa Claus
A limited number of fresh Frasier Fir trees are now on sale, until they are sold out at the Farm Park. Six-to-seven foot trees are $35; seven-to-eight foot trees are $50; eight-to-nine foot trees are $70. Visit http://bit.ly/5DguN7 for more information or call the Farm Park at 417-837-5949.
For more information, media contact: Bob Nelson, Public Information Administrator, 417-874-2176.