Latest News & UPCOMING EVENTS

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    United Way Day of Caring beautifies Washington Park

    One of the oldest parks in Springfield gets a make-over Thursday, Aug. 21, through the United Way’s 22nd Annual Day of Caring. Read on...
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    Giraffe calf born Monday evening at Dickerson Park Zoo

    A giraffe was born at approximately 6 p.m., Monday, at Dickerson Park Zoo. The calf is yet unnamed, but the zoo’s veterinarian confirmed it is male. Read on...
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    Four outdoor pools close after this weekend; two pools remain open weekends only; Dog Swim Tuesday

    Pool season begins winding down at the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s six outdoor pool this weekend. Read on...
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    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival includes free Friday night “Drive-In” movie

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Movies at Founders Park presents a special “Drive-In Movie” screening of 1985 cult classic “Back to the Future” Friday, 9 p.m., at the Springfield Expo Center East Field. Read on...
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    Turkey Trot T-Shirt Design Contest announced, deadline Aug. 8

    For the 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run, we’re asking YOU to help us design the event shirt! Read on...
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    Movies at Founders Park begins Friday, July 11

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s annual Movies at Founders Park series begins Friday, July 11, bringing new release and classic movies to a family-friendly outdoor setting in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park. Read on...
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    Outdoor Initiatives program schedule for June-August

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives offers a variety of outdoor and nature-based programs throughout the summer for youth, families and adults. Read on...
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    Botanical Day Camp offered at Springfield Botanical Gardens

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with University of Missouri Greene County Extension and Friends of the Garden, will offer a five-week Botanical Day Camp. Read on...
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    Park Board offers discount theme park tickets

    Discount tickets and season passes are now available for Missouri theme parks through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. Read on...