Events



Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962
Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639
Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645

Summer Junior Golf Membership


Juniors age 17 and under may purchase a Summer Junior Golf Membership, good for unlimited free weekday golf after 12 p.m. at Horton Smith and Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Courses, as well as unlimited Monday golf at Rivercut Golf Course. after 12 p.m. Membership is good for golf only and does not include range balls, carts or amenities. Eligibility may require golf staff approval, golf instructor approval, letter from school golf coach, or passing of an orientation clinic arranged with golf staff. Call for details or visit parkboard.org/golf. 

Age: 17 yrs. and under
Date: May 15-Aug. 15
Time:  Mon.-Fri., Noon to close (Mon. only at Rivercut)
Fee: $99

Movies at Founders Park


A contemporary version of the drive-in theater at Springfield’s founding site. Enjoy new release and classic movies in an outdoor setting. Fridays are Family Night; Saturdays are Date Night. Special screening Fri., Aug. 11 during Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. All movies are G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Movie titles and details at ParkBoard.org/Movies Founders Park 866-7444

Age: All ages
Date: Fri. and Sat., July 7-Aug. 26
Time:  Movies begin at dusk
Fee: Free

National Night Out


An annual community-building campaign promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, making our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Visit with local police officers, firefighters and park rangers, and enjoy tennis and other games and special activities. A kick-off to individual Neighborhood Nights Out. Nichols Park 864-1049

Age: All ages
Date: Tues., Aug. 1
Time:  5:30-8 p.m.
Fee: Free

14th Annual Kid'Athlon


A mini-triathlon for kids. Swim, bike, and run your way to victory in events designed for your age group, and take home a medal, t-shirt, giveaways and the pride that comes with finishing a triathlon. Pre-registration required. Discount early registration closes July 21. Meador Park 891-1500

Age: 5-12 yrs.
Date: Sat., Aug. 5
Time:  8 a.m.
Fee: By July 21: $25/child, $15/addl. child same household
July 22-Aug. 3: $25/child, $25/addl. child same household

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party


Experience the solar eclipse, with more than 90-percent coverage in Springfield. Nature observation stations, to watch animals react to darkness, at the Dr Bill Roston Native Butterfly House and the Purple Martin House. NASA live streaming video in the Botanical Center. Viewing glasses and concessions for sale. Free admission for all ages. Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/CloseMemorial Park, 2400 S Scenic Ave., 417-891-1515.

Age: All Ages
Date: Monday, August 21
Time:  11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fee: Free

Garden Concert Series


Musical guests perform at the new Peace Through People Pavilion. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Donations benefit garden projects. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All ages
Date: Sun., Oct. 22 - Patrick Mureithi, 3 p.m.
Time:  (see above)
Fee: Free admission, $10
  1. Fri Jul. 28

    Movies at Founders Park A contemporary version of the drive-in theater at Springfield’s founding site. Enjoy new release and classic movies in an outdoor setting. Fridays are Family Night; Saturdays are Date Night. Special screening Fri., Aug. 11 during Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. All movies are G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
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  2. Sat Jul. 29

    Movies at Founders Park A contemporary version of the drive-in theater at Springfield’s founding site. Enjoy new release and classic movies in an outdoor setting. Fridays are Family Night; Saturdays are Date Night. Special screening Fri., Aug. 11 during Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. All movies are G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
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  3. Tue Aug. 1

    National Night Out An annual community-building campaign promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, making our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Visit with local police officers, firefighters and park rangers, and enjoy tennis and other games and special activities. A kick-off to individual Neighborhood Nights Out.
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