This Month in Parks - June 2019

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Special Events | Kids Sports and Activities | Gardening | Adult Sports | Fun for All Ages | Get Outside | Accessible Rec


Special Events

Sat., Aug. 3: 16th 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. Register by July 31. Meador Park 891-1500

For ages 5-12 yrs.
8 a.m.
$35/child, $25/ addl. child same household


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Aug. 2-4: Park Day Reunion
A decades-old community reunion held the first weekend in August at Silver Springs Park. Includes parade, picnic, sports competitions, car show, gospel singing and beauty pageant in the park, and off-site hospitality, golf, bowling and dance. Presented by the Springfield Reunion Club. Silver Springs Park 864-1049

All ages
Free, some events have admission fee


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Tues., Aug. 6: 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. Meador Park 864-1049

All ages
5-7 p.m., Police-Fire Softball Game 7-8 p.m.
Free


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Kids Sports and Activities

NOW: Register for Fall Volleyball
A fun, safe, and affordable experience where players learn basic volleyball skills and positive character traits. Practices scheduled by volunteer coaches on weekday evenings. Games on Saturdays at Parkview High School. Register by Sept. 8. SPARC Office 837-5737

For grades 3-8
Games Sept. 28-Oct. 6, times vary
$45/child


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Sat., Aug. 3: Equestrian Center Fun Show
An introduction to the wonderful world of horse show competitions. Open to Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center students and riders of all ages. Current students may compete on facility horses. Registration required. Equestrian Center 833-3291

For ages 5 yrs. and up
6 p.m.
$35/Student or rider, free admission for spectators


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Aug. 4-25: Rugby Ready
Rugby is making its mark in youth sports. This non-contact program teaches the fundamentals in a safe and positive environment with a certified coach. Flags are used to educate participants about tackling. Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

For ages 10-14 yrs.
Sun., 3-5 p.m.
$40/Player


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Aug. 5-9: smALL Stars Youth Sports Camp
A week-long sports-focused camp adventure. Campers travel to a different sports facility each day, learning about various sports in a safe, fun and positive environment. Cherokee Middle School 837-5737

For ages 5-12 yrs.
Drop-off: 7-8:30 a.m., Pick-up: 4:30-6 p.m.
$100/wk


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Aug. 5-9: Junior Youth Golf Camp
A week of fun and golf. Learn putting, chipping, irons, woods, drivers and rules, plus a DVD with practice drills. Taught by Rick Grayson, PGA Golf Pro. Rivercut Golf Course 823-7888

For ages 10 yrs. and up
Mon.-Fri., 9-11:30 a.m.
$175


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Aug. 6-27: Kids’ Glow Spin at Chesterfield Family Center
Kids’ spin class in the spin room, with lights, glow sticks, tablets and kid-size spin cycles. Registration required. Space is limited. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 2-6 yrs.
Tues., 9:30-10:30 a.m.
$10/Member, $20/Non-member


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Fri., Aug. 9: Family Fishing Night
A relaxing evening of catch-and-release fishing, plus the Cow Train, bounce house and a campfire. Bring the whole family! Space is limited and registration required. Call 837-5949 to register. Bring your own bait and gear. Some rods available through first-come-first-serve registration. Rutledge-Wilson Farm 837-5949

All ages
6-9 p.m.
$5/Participant


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Fri., Aug. 9: Dan Kinney Kids’ Night
Sky High your super power for Dan Kinney Kids’ Night! Join us for the movie Sky High, pizza, crafts, basketball, bouncy castle, games and more. Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

For ages 5-12 yrs.
5:30-9 p.m.
$7/Member, $10/Non-member


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Fri., Aug. 23: Register for Park Board Passers Youth Flag Football 
Youth flag football leagues designed for kids to learn and play the game. Includes t-shirt. Meador Sports Complex 837-5817

For ages 5-12 yrs.
Sept. 7-Oct. 26
Time varies, call for details
$45/Child


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Wed., Aug. 21: Try Archery Program
Allows beginners an opportunity to shoot a limited number of arrows under the supervision of an instructor. Equipment is provided. Archery Range 874-2910

For ages 6 yrs. and up
Wed., 6-7 p.m.
$5/One-hour class


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Aug. 20-Sept. 10: Summer Bike Camp
Geared toward beginner and intermediate bike riders. Riders will develop and enhance basic BMX biking skills while creating new friendships and building confidence. Instruction focuses on control, safety, park etiquette and biking fundamentals. Space is limited, registration required. Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

For ages 6-14 yrs.
Tues., 6-8 p.m.
$45


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Fri., Aug. 30: Chesterfield Kids’ Night
Parents enjoy a night out while kids have supervised fun with friends, indoor swimming, watch the movie Aladdin, and eat some pizza. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 5-11 yrs.
6-9:30 p.m.
$10/Member, $15/Non-member


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Gardening

Fri., Aug. 2: Family Fridays in the Garden - Ozarks Woodpeckers
Bring the whole family for an evening tour of discovering plants, animals and the history of the park. Meet in the Botanical Center. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

All ages
7:30 p.m.
Free


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Mon., Aug. 19: Learn to Grow in the Gardens - Backyard Insects
Learn about backyard insects from a Master Gardener. May include garden tours and outdoor demonstrations. Botanical Center 891-1515

All ages
6-7 p.m.
$5, pay at the door


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Adult Sports

Aug. 3-Aug. 31: Tai Chi at Dan Kinney
Relaxation, focus and balance practices for all experience levels. Dan Kinney 891-1500

For ages 16 yrs. and up
Sat., 10 a.m.
$35/Member, $45/Non-Member


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Aug. 3-Sept. 21: Adult Flag Football Leagues
Adult men’s and women’s flag football leagues. Register by team, about 7+ players, by July 26. Meador Softball Complex 837-5817

For ages 16 yrs. and up
Time varies, call for details
$240/Team


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Aug. 5-Sept. 23: Adult Fall Softball
Seven-week adult softball league. Divisions are men’s, women’s and coed. All softball programs filled on a first-come basis. Register by team, about 10+ players, by July 26. Killian Sports Complex 837-5817

For ages 14 yrs. and up
Time varies, call for details
$235/Team


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Aug. 15-Sept. 12: Yoga at Dan Kinney
Includes proper breathing techniques and gentle, yet powerful yoga poses to help reduce stress and increase flexibility. Dan Kinney 891-1500

For ages 14 yrs. and up
Thurs., 6:05 p.m.
$35/Member, $45/Non-member


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Fun for All Ages

Aug. 3-4 and 24-25: Weekend Golf School
14 hours of instruction in one weekend, taught by Rick Grayson, PGA Golf Pro. A popular program celebrating 30 years. Includes notebook, DVD and take-home drills. Rivercut Golf Course 823-7888

For ages 15 yrs. and up
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
$295


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Aug. 6-27: Pickleball for Beginners
One of the fastest growing sports in America, Pickleball is a cross between tennis and Ping Pong, played on a short court. Fun for teens and adults of all ages. All equipment provided. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 10 yrs. and up
Tues., 7-8 p.m.
$20/Member, $30/Non-member


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Fri., Aug. 9: Family Fishing Night
A relaxing evening of catch-and-release fishing, plus the Cow Train, bounce house and a campfire. Bring the whole family! Space is limited and registration required. Call 837-5949 to register. Bring your own bait and gear. Some rods available through first-come-first-serve registration. Rutledge-Wilson Farm 837-5949

All ages
6-9 p.m.
$5/Participant


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Wed., Aug. 21: Try Archery Program
Allows beginners an opportunity to shoot a limited number of arrows under the supervision of an instructor. Equipment is provided. Archery Range 874-2910

For ages 6 yrs. and up
Wed., 6-7 p.m.
$5/One-hour class


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Get Outside

Sat., Aug. 3: Giboney Cave Tours
Explore the myths, facts, and history of Giboney Cave at Doling Park. Register by Friday prior to each tour date. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 6 yrs. and up
1, 2 and 3 p.m.,
Tunnel Tours are only offered at 3 p.m.
Walking Tour: $5/Person, $16/Family of 4
Tunnel Tour: $7/Person, $24/Family of 4


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Aug. 24-25: Current River Paddle Trip
Paddle an easy and scenic 17 miles of the Current River, Cedargrove Access to Pulltite. This overnight trip is distinguished by abundant springs, a cave that can be paddled into and points of historical interest. Transportation and boat included. Major gear available for rent. Suggested gear and meal planning available. Register by Aug. 22. Space is limited. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 15 yrs. and up (15-17 yrs. with an adult)
Sat., 9 a.m.-Sun., 6 p.m.
$60/Person


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Accessible Rec

Wed., Aug. 28: Leather Stamping
In cooperation with Tandy Leather. Class fee includes 1 leather stamping project per class. Examples include coin purses, bracelets, water bottle fobs, barrettes, ID tags, bookmarks, key fobs and more. Accessible Recreation 417-837-5808

For ages 12 and up with a disability
3:30-5 p.m.
$5/project


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Fri., Aug. 30: Uncle Buck’s Bowling at Big Cedar Lodge
Enjoy bowling from a wooden “dock” approach with murals on the wall and fish hanging form the ceiling to get the full feeling of being underwater and bowling in the ocean. Register by August 21. Accessible Recreation 417-837-5808

For ages 18 yrs. and up with a disability
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
$20/person


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