February 07, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Jordan Valley Maintenance Office Dedication

The Springfield Greene-County Park Board will dedicate the new Jordan Valley Maintenance Office Friday, Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. at 625 E. Trafficway, Springfield.

The two-story 7,308-square-foot building will house Jordan Valley Park maintenance staff and equipment as well as a Park Ranger office and Jordan Valley Park staff. The building serves park patrons with restrooms and an outdoor seating deck with a sweeping view of Jordan Valley. In the future, the building will also house a refreshment service area.

"We needed a maintenance facility with access to Jordan Valley Park and the greenway trail, but we also wanted to have a shared public function," said Jeff Cumley, Jordan Valley Park Manager. "The seating area and refreshment service will provide a great stopping place along the trail."

The energy-efficient building is designed to meet LEED-Silver Certification. The architect was Chris Swan with Butler Rosenbury & Partners. General contractor was Larry Snyder and Company, Jennifer Baker, project manager.

The $1.4 million facility was funded through the City of Springfield's ¼-cent Capital Improvements Program Sales Tax, approved by voters in 2007.

The new structure replaces the temporary maintenance facility, a building more than 115 years old located on Phelps Street, in the Jordan Creek floodplain. The building has flooded twice since 2007, causing extensive damage to mowers and other maintenance equipment inside.

For more information, call Jeff Cumley, Jordan Valley Park Manager, at 417-837-5710; or Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Springfield-Greene County Park Board Public Information Administrator, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.