Posted on: January 17, 2017

Eagle Days return to Lake Springfield Jan. 21-22


Eagle Days return to Lake Springfield Park and the Springfield Conservation Nature Center Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22, giving spectators the opportunity to learn more about eagles and other migratory birds near Lake Springfield during the winte...

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View MDC Eagle Days news release
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Botanical Center hosts volunteer orientation on MLK Jr. Day of Service


Gardening enthusiasts are invited to get involved with the Springfield Botanical Gardens at a volunteer orientation on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 16, noon, at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Springfield Botanical Gardens receive accreditation through ArbNet


The Springfield Botanical Gardens has achieved accreditation through the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program, recognizing the garden for achieving standards of professional practices for arboretums.

The Springfield Botanical Gardens, in Nathanael Greene...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Lights returning to Timmons Temple


Timmons Temple could have new lights by Christmas, thanks to electric work planned Thursday evening in the historic church in Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton Ave.

The Springfield-based International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW 453) plans t...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Park Board receives full accreditation at National Recreation and Parks Association conference


The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has received full accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) at the National Recreation and Park Association annual conference in St Louis. Accreditation was made o...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2016

Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk draws second-largest crowd ever


More than 8,300 runners and walkers took part in the 22nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk this morning, the second-largest crowd ever taking part in Springfield’s Thanksgiving tradition. Participants in the Pet Category set a new record, with an ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Peace Through People Pavilion opens Oct. 15 with free concert


The Springfield Sister Cities Association and the Friends of the Garden open the new Peace Through People Pavilion with a free concert Saturday, Oct. 15, 4-6 p.m. at the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic...Read on...

Concert flyer
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Springfield Botanical Gardens tree inventory complete


The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has completed a tree inventory at the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. 

The inventory identified and graded more than 2,400 trees in the park. The inventory is also an inte...

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Park Board implements new photo policy



The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has implemented a new photography policy outlining how photographers and videographers may operate in public parks.

The new policy is designed to preserve public enjoyment of parks by ad...Read on...

Photo policy.