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: 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: September 29, 2016

Hunter Hogan named as CODP Athlete of the Year


The Greater Springfield Community Olympic Development Program (CODP) and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board named Hunter Hogan the 2016 Athlete of the Year Sunday, Oct. 2, in a reception at the Davis House, 5780 S. Farm Road 141, just southwest of S...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Registration now open for Thanksgiving day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk


Springfield’s favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition is just around the corner.

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 22nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m. in downtown Springfield.

Turkey Trot is ...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Harvest Fest returns to Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park Sept. 30-Oct. 30


Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park opens this weekend, kicking off five weekends of Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Trail and all kinds of fall-themed fun.

Harvest Fest spans Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., Oct. 1- 30, ...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Springfield Amateur Softball Association inducts two into Hall of Fame


The Springfield Amateur Softball Association will induct two news members into its Hall of Fame Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m. at Killian Softball Complex, 2141 E. Pythian Ave., Springfield.

Wanda Edmondson Beersman and David Frost will be inducted as Hall of ...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

St. Louis Blues Garry Unger appears with Springfield Express Fri., Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

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The Springfield Express, a Tier II Junior A member of the Western States Hockey League, announces former St. Louis Blues great Garry Unger will appear at the team’s home season opening game night Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Traf...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Fall Miracle League ball season opens Monday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m.


The fall Miracle League ball season opens Monday, Sept. 12, at the Betty and Bobby Allison Miracle League Ball Field, at Dan Kinney Park, 2701 E. Blackman Road. Youth ball games begin at 6 and 7 p.m.

Miracle League players and fans return to a newly r...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Blanche Jones retires from the Zoo after 43-year career


Longtime zoo employee Blanche Jones retires Friday, July 22, following a 43-year career at Dickerson Park Zoo. Jones, 88, is currently the longest-serving employee working at the zoo, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the City of Springfield. S...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Cooper Tennis Complex earns national distinction


Springfield, Mo. — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Cooper Tennis Complex has been named for the 2016 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award, the second award of its kind the facility has earned since it opened in 1994.

The award recognizes ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

Discount theme park tickets available through the Park Board


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

These discount ticket prices include no additional fees or tax.
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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.