July 06, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Parks Offers Night Swimming, Cooling Centers

As the National Weather Service's Heat Advisory continues through Saturday evening, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board is offering extended outdoor pool hours, including swimming until 10 p.m. Saturday night at Fassnight Pool.

Splash n' Sizzle Weekends already planned for July offer extended pool hours with admission for $1 or one canned food item donation. Splash n' Sizzle locations, days and hours include:

Fridays in July
Saturdays in July

All outdoor pools are also open normal hours Thursday through Sunday, 1-6:30 p.m. Maintenance days are staggered Monday through Wednesday. A well schedule is posted at parkboard.org/aquatics.

Normal admission is $2.75 adults, $2.25 kids 17 and under. After 5:30 p.m. admission to all pools drops to $1 or a canned food item. All food collected goes to Ozarks Food Harvest.

Those needing a break from the heat are welcome to spend time in free cooling centers available during regular business hours during Heat Advisories, at:

Chesterfield Family Center lobby
Doling Family Center lobby
Mediacom Ice Park upper and lower lobby

Seating is available at all three locations.

For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.