Events


Easter at the Farm


Join us at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park for a day of family-oriented activities celebrating spring, including arts and crafts, inflatables, pony rides, yard games and the Easter Bunny.  We'll have more than 20,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes for controlled Easter Egg Hunts (children are limited to 10 eggs each, while supplies last.) Bring your basket and your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: 3-9 yrs.
Date: Sat., April 1
Time:  10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fee: Free (some activities have small fee)

Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival


Celebrate spring with the Springfield Sister Cities Association. Bring a kite to fly or build one with us on the Great Lawn. Try to whack a piñata nearby. Enjoy Japanese and Mexican children’s crafts at the Botanical Center, and free admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden as it reopens for the season. Festival is followed by a 3 p.m. dedication concert at the new Peace Through People Pavilion. Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., April 22
Time:  11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: Free admission, $5/kitekits


3v3 Adult Hockey Tournament

Six man roster max | Cross Ice - No goalies | 3 different skill divisions | Registration Deadline is April 1st

For more information and to register, contact Al Valdivia at 417-874-2933

Age: 18 & up
Date: April 7-9
Fee: $300 Team Registration

Master Gardener and
Plant Society Plant Sale


Presented by the Master Gardeners of Greene County and other garden societies. Sale includes annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, bulbs, grasses, vines, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Master Gardeners accept credit cards. Other societies accept cash or check only. Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., April 29
Time:  8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fee: Free admission, prices vary per plant

Bark in the Park


A fun and exciting day in at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park with your family and beloved canine. We’ll kick off the day with a guided walk around Lake Drummond at 11 a.m., then check out demonstrations, doggy yoga and other activities at the Canine Vendor Village. All ages welcome! Vendors must register by April 22. Proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park. Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park 864-1049

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., April 29
Time:  10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fee: Free
  1. Sat Apr. 1

    Easter at the Farm Join us for a day of family-oriented activities celebrating spring, including arts and crafts, inflatables, pony rides, yard games and the Easter Bunny.
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  2. Sat Apr. 8

    National Zoo Lovers Day & Enrichment EGGstravaganza Celebrate all zoos do, and watch the zoo’s animals “hunt” when zookeepers hide papier-mâché eggs filled with treats or use other egg-themed enrichment items.
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  3. Sat Apr. 22

    Party for the Planet Celebrate Earth Day at Dickerson Park Zoo with hands-on conservation learning stations and zookeeper chats. Activities free with paid zoo admission.
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