May 05, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

"Know Your Parks" Features River Otters, Nature & Play

The May 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 http://1.usa.gov/MayKYP.

This month, the show is on location at Hickory Hills Elementary, where we learn how the Park Board is integrating nature and play and what new things are happening at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. A new feature called "Zoo Tales" highlights the River Otters at Dickerson Park Zoo. The program concludes with a list of upcoming events.

"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 www.springfieldmo.gov/cityview for a monthly schedule. Viewers also can find the program on the Park Board's homepage at www.parkboard.org 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.