Events





  1. Try Hockey for Free Day


    Kids interested in ice hockey? Give it a try. We provide coaches and equipment. Skating experience not required, but registration is. Mediacom Ice Park 866-7444

    Age: All ages
    Date: Sat., March 3
    Time: 1 p.m.
    Fee: Free


  2. 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, 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 15 eggs each, while supplies last.) Bring your basket and your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

    Age: All ages
    Date: Sat., March. 24
    Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Fee: Free (some activities have a small fee)



  3. 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


    Get your team together and compete in SPARC’s 5th Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Parkview High School. Boys and girls divisions, co-ed teams compete with boys. Register by March 21. Benefits the Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund. SPARC Office 837-5737

    Age: Grades 3-8
    Date: Sat., March 24
    Time: Check-in begins at noon
    Fee: $50/team of 3-4


  4. StoryWalk ®


    Join us for a special Racing to Read Storytime, launching a new StoryWalk®,featuring “Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?” by Rita Ray and Kenard Pak. StoryWalk® combines three important elements that promote learning: reading, moving and enjoying the outdoors. After reading, we will create bird journals, and take a walk through the gardens. The story will remain through the month of April. Cosponsored by the Springfield-Greene Co. Library District. Botanical Center 891-1515

    Age: Infants-2nd Grade
    Date: Fri., March 30
    Time: 10 a.m.
    Fee: Free



  5. Golf Customer Appreciation and Masters Kick-Off Party


    Join the Park Board and kick off the 2018 Masters Tournament at Horton Smith Golf Course with themed appetizers, demos, contests and other surprises. Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645

    Age: All Ages
    Date: April 4
    Time: Wed., 4-6:30 p.m.
    Fee: Free


  6. 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. 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. Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: All Ages
    Date: April 7
    Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Fee: Free admission, $5/kite kits


  7. National Zoo Lovers Day & Enrichment EGGstravaganza


    Celebrate zoos, and watch the zoo’s animals “hunt” when zookeepers hide papier-mâché eggs filled with treats or use other egg-themed enrichment items. Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570

    Age: All Ages
    Date: Sun., April 8
    Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Fee: $12/adults and teens,
    $8/children ages 3-12 and seniors
    Free/Children 2 and under, and FOZ members



  8. 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. Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570

    Age: All Ages
    Date: Sun., April 22
    Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Fee: $12/adults and teens,
    $8 /children ages 3-12 and seniors
    Free/Children 2 and under, and FOZ members




  9. Master Gardener and Garden 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. Botanical Center 891-1515

    Age: All Ages
    Date: Sat., April 28
    Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Fee: Free admission, prices vary per plant



  10. Bark in the Park
    A fun and exciting day in Phelps Grove Park with your family and beloved canine. We’ll kick off the day with demonstrations, live music, and other activities at the Canine Vendor Village. All ages welcome! Vendors must register by April 20. Proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park. Phelps Grove Park 864-1332

    Age: All Ages
    Date: Sat., April 28
    Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Fee: Free
  1. Sat Mar. 3

    Try Hockey for Free Day Kids interested in ice hockey? Give it a try. We provide coaches and equipment. Skating experience not required, but registration is.
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  2. Sun Mar. 4

    Zoo Explorers Class I Grades 2 & 3, join us each month as we focus on a different topic, from learning about a new animal, to “visiting” a different part of the world, to even trying out a new art technique.
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  3. Sun Mar. 18

    Zoo Explorers Class II Grades 4 & 5, join us each month as we focus on a different topic, from learning about a new animal, to “visiting” a different part of the world, to even trying out a new art technique.
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