Outdoor Pools are Open!

Dive into summer at Fassnight, Grant Beach, Silver Springs, Meador and Westport outdoor pools! Open daily (each pool is closed one day a week for maintenance. Admission is $3/adults, $2.50/youth 3-17 and seniors, kids 2 and under are free). Check the daily schedule at www.ParkBoard.org/aquatics. McGee/McGregor Wading Pool at Phelps Grove Park also offers a nice place to cool off for babies and kids 6 years old and under, best of all? It's free! Swim lessons, swim team, rentals and more in the Summer aquatics guide.
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Youth Adventure Days

Kids ages 11-14 interested in caving, paddleboarding, rock climbing, hiking and kayaking? These trips are for you! Sign up for one day at $30, or for the complete adventure, all four days at $100! Each day trip leaves from Dan Kinney Family Center and runs from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Limit to 10 participants/trip. Register by the Wed. prior to each trip through Outdoor Initiatives at 417-833-8647.
Thursdays in June and July

June 15: Arkansas Caving Experience
June 29: Table Rock Lake Paddle Boarding
July 6: Survival Skills & Climbing at Zenith Climbing Center
July 13: James River Paddling

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June 3 Dirt Day

Get your hands dirty at the 5th Annual Dirt Day in historic Lafayette Park, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. The Woodland Heights Neighborhood presents this garden-themed event with activities and demonstrations from garden professionals and clubs, plant exchange, green living, interactive garden art, kids? dinosaur dig and birdhouse painting. Sat., June 3

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June 9 Tennis Under the Lights

Come play tennis at night for free at Lafayette Park from 8-10 p.m. Tennis courts will be all aglow with lights everywhere. Participants will also shine with glow necklaces and bracelets! Grab your family and friends and get on the court with music, snacks and fun. All equipment is provided. Sponsored by USTA. Fri., June 9

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Fri., June 9-11, Paddle Ponca to Pruitt

Love to paddle? Join us for an epic paddle trip on the Buffalo River for 26 miles! We?ll depart at 7 a.m. Friday and return by Sunday at 8 p.m. This section of the river provides views of towering bluffs and beautiful scenery! Transportation, water filtration, canoe/kayak, and major gear included. Gear lists and meal planning help are available. Register by June 7, and participants must be 16 yrs. and up. Fee $65/person. Call Outdoor Initiatives to register 417-833-8647Fri.-Sun., June 9-11

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Sat., June 10-18 Father's Day Golf Special

If dad loves golf, get him a $60 gift certificate for just $50! Promotion runs June 10-18. And if you're looking to join our Golf Patron Plan, you can receive up to $150 credit on us! Sat., June 10-Sat., June 18

To purchase gift cards online, click here (available June 10-18).

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June 17 Summer SnowFest

Who says summer can?t have snow? SnowFest features a mountain of snow at Jordan Valley Park from Mediacom Ice Park, as well as entertainment, interactive games, snowman building contests and bounce house from Noon- 4 p.m. The Springfield Regional Arts Council partners to present Free Art Day, with interactive art projects. Bring the whole family, and your mittens, and play in the snow for free! Sat., June 17

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June 17 Summer Solstice Art Show

Springfield?s Moon City Creative District presents a juried art show, representing 20 regional artists, who gather under white tents to showcase and sell their work in Lafayette Park from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Come enjoy this event, complete with art, music, and food. Sat., June 17

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June 21 Go Skateboarding Day

Grab your board and celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, a national celebration of Skateboarding, with thousands of participants all over the world at Springfield Skate Park from 3-9 p.m. Free admission to all skateboarders, beginners to pros. Skateboard rentals available first come, first serve for a small fee. Contests and prizes throughout the day, and all-around shredding! Wed., June 21

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Butterfly Festival

Celebrate gardening, nature and butterflies at Springfield Botanical Gardens for free from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Visit the Butterfly House and caterpillar petting zoo, enter the pollinator costume contest, ?pollinate? flowers, see the Fishin? Magicians, observe ladybugs and more. Gray-Campbell Farmstead and Liberty School open for tours.Sat., June 24

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