March 03, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

"Know Your Parks" Highlights Zoo Improvements, Sporting Events

The March episode of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board's "Know Your Parks" television show is now airing on Mediacom Connections Channel 22 and is also streaming online at

On this month's show, we're on the road to Dickerson Park Zoo, where we'll learn about the Zoo's new master plan and ongoing improvements, along with visiting with one of its yearly residents. The show also explores why sports are big business in the Springfield-metro area. The March show ends with a list of upcoming events and programs.

"Know Your Parks" shows are available at 7 p.m., Fridays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month on Mediacom Channel 22. The show also re-airs on CityView, Mediacom channel 80 and 80.1, the City's government channel throughout the month. Visit for a monthly schedule. Viewers also can find the program on the Park Board's homepage at or on Mediacom's Video on Demand.

For more information, media contact: Bob Nelson, Public Information Administrator, 417-874-2176; or Corey Riggs, Mediacom Connections Director, 417-875-5537.