This Month in Parks - June 2019

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


Special Events

Now-Oct. 27: Harvest Fest
Five weekends of fall-themed fun at the farm! Meander through the corn maze, take a hayride, pick your own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch, ride the Cow Train or Grain Train, try your luck at carnival games, bounce on inflatables and much more as you enjoy this Midwest fall tradition! Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

For all ages
Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., Noon-6 p.m.
Free admission, most activities have a small fee


Read More


Now-Oct. 27: Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Corn has never been so ear-resistible! Get lost in our corn maze (may take an hour), then pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Open during Harvest Fest and Friday and Saturday nights. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

All ages
Fri., 6:30-10 p.m.
Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (closed 6-6:30 p.m.)
Sun., Noon-6 p.m.
Pumpkin prices based on weight
Corn Maze $4/adults, $3/kids 5-11 yrs., kids 4 and under free.


Read More


Now-Oct. 27: Haunted Trail 
Do you dare enter the woods after dark? Walk our one-third mile paved path on the Haunted Trail for a frighteningly awesome experience. Includes hayride and bonfire time. Open Fri. and Sat. nights. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

For ages 8 yrs.-adult. Kids 8-12 must be with an adult; no kids under 8 admitted.
Fri. and Sat., 6:30-10 p.m.
$7/person


Read More


Fri., Oct. 4, and Sat., Oct. 5: Romance in the Garden
Enjoy the serene landscape of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at dusk. Mood lighting and lanterns light the pathway. Wishing lanterns for floating on the ponds available for purchase. New this year, enjoy a beverage and a sampling of cuisine from local chefs for an extra fee, in partnership with Farmers Market of the Ozarks. Presented by Friends of the Garden. Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden 891-1515

For ages 17 yrs. and up
6:30-9 p.m.
Stroll only: $10/Person, $15/Couple
Cuisine sampling: $40/Person, $75/Couple


Read More


Sundays in October: Gigs in the Garden Concert Series 
Musical guests perform outdoors each Sunday in October. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Donations to Friends of the Garden benefit garden projects. Peace Through People Pavilion 891-1515

For all ages
Sun., 2 p.m.
Oct. 6: The Singer and the Songwriter
Oct. 13: Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble
Oct. 20: Claude Bourbon
Oct. 27: The Lacewings
Free admission, $10 suggested donation


Read More


Sat., Oct. 12: Mommy-Daughter Princess Tea Party
Little princesses and their mom, step-mom, aunt or grandmother create crafts, enjoy story time and share tea, lemonade and pastries with their favorite princess characters. Little princesses have their nails painted by princesses. Register by Oct. 4., space is limited. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 2-10 yrs., with adult
10:30 a.m.-noon
$20/Couple, Members
$30/Couple, Non-members
$8/Addl. little princesses


Read More


Sat., Oct. 19: Mother-Son Night
Moms, step-moms, aunts, grandmas, big sisters: bring your boys ages 5-12 for a wild night of laser tag games, plus indoor swimming and dinner. Bring your own athletic shoes, swim attire, towels, and a change of clothes. All other equipment provided. Dress as your favorite action hero! Doling Family Center 837-5900

For boys 5-12 years, with adult
6-8:30 p.m.
$20/Mother-Son duo,
$5/Addl. Boy


Read More


Sat., Oct. 26: Halloween Fest
Celebrate the season with Halloween-themed activities at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. Wear a costume and join in the family scavenger hunt, games and crafts in the classroom. Everyone is a winner, with prizes and candy at each activity. The Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and hayride are open for an additional fee. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 864-1049

For all ages
11 a.m. -6 p.m.
Free, some activities have a small fee


Read More


Tues., Oct. 29: Truck or Treat
The Springfield Fire Department and the Park Board partner for a Halloween event with costumes, firefighters, fire trucks and candy! Held at Ewing Park, across from Fire Station No. 8, 1400 S. Scenic. Ewing Park 864-1049

For all ages
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Free


Read More


Oct. 8-Nov. 26: Training for the Trot 
Be a part of Springfield’s Thanksgiving Day Tradition! Get ready for the 25th Annual Turkey Trot 5K by training with a group at Dan Kinney Park. Designed for individuals who want to run a 5K race for the first time, get back to running or who want to train with a group. Program fee includes registration for Turkey Trot and a Training for the Trot t-shirt. Register by Oct. 4. Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

For ages 16 yrs. and up
Tues., 6 p.m.
$45, includes Turkey Trot registration


Read More


Kids Sports & Activities



Oct. 1-Nov. 19: Youth and Homeschool HorseSHOE I & II
Sheriff’s Horsemanship Outreach and Education (HorseSHOE) teaches safety around horses and basic grooming, saddling and riding techniques. Horses and helmets provided. Eight students/class. Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center 833-3291

For ages 7-16 yrs.
SHOE I Session 2: Tues., Oct. 1-22
SHOE II Session 1: Thurs., Oct. 3-24
SHOE II Session 2: Tues., Oct. 29-Nov. 19
Homeschool 10-11 a.m., Youth 4:30-5:30 p.m.
$60/4 group lessons


Read More


Tues., Oct. 1: Junior Master Gardener Nights
Kids get their hands dirty with a fun hands-on horticulture activity on the first Tuesday of each month. Botanical Center 891-1515

For ages 8-15 yrs.
5:30 p.m.
$5/Class


Read More


Fri., Oct. 4: Kids’ Night at Dan Kinney
Kids, join us for a movie, pizza, crafts, basketball, bouncy castle, games and more!

For ages 5-12 yrs.
5-8:30 p.m.
$7/Member, $10/Non-member


Read More


Sun., Oct. 6: Art-C Paint at Chesterfield
A step-by-step painting class for all ages and abilities. Price is per canvas, so paint your own, or create a masterpiece together with a loved one. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
All ages, 4 yr. & under must be with an adult
2-4 p.m.
$30/Member, $40/Non-member, $25 for additional canvas


Read More


Oct. 11: Pony Day Camp
When school’s away, it’s time to play! A fun educational day with crafts, movies, stick horse races, horse care, petting ponies and one lead line ride. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. Wear jeans, boots/tennis shoes and appropriate outerwear. Space is limited, so register early. Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center 833-3291
For ages 6 yrs. and up
Drop-off opens 7:30 a.m.,
Pick-up before 5:30 p.m.
$35/Day


Read More


Oct. 11: SPARC School’s Out Program
Come join us for a fun-filled day of exciting field trips, tons of camp-style activities and memories that will last a lifetime! Held at Wanda Gray and Sequiota schools. SPARC 837-5737
For ages: 5-10 yrs.
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
$20/Child


Read More


Sat., Oct. 12: Mommy-Daughter Princess Tea Party
Little princesses and their mom, step-mom, aunt, or grandmother create crafts, enjoy story time and share tea, lemonade and pastries with their favorite princess characters. Little princesses have their nails painted by princesses. Register by Oct. 4., space is limited. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
For ages 2-10 yrs., with adult
10:30 a.m.-noon
$20/Couple, Members
$30/Couple, Non-members
$8/Addl. little princesses


Read More


Sat., Oct. 19: Mother-Son Night
Moms, step-moms, aunts, grandmas, big sisters: bring your boys ages 5-12 to Doling Family Center for a wild night of laser tag games, plus indoor swimming and pizza. Bring your own athletic shoes, swim attire, towels, and a change of clothes. All other equipment provided. Dress as your favorite action hero! Doling Family Center 837-5900

For boys 5-12 years, with adult
6-8:30 p.m.
$20/Mother-Son duo,
$5/Addl. Boy


Read More


Sun., Oct. 20: Pumpkin Plunge
Swim in a pool full of pumpkins and pick out the perfect one! Once you’ve selected your pumpkin, decorate it with stickers or paint. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 2 yrs. and up
Plunge in the pool: 4-5 p.m.
Decorate pumpkin: 4:30-5:45 p.m.
$10/Members, $20/Non-members


Read More


Oct. 20-Dec. 1: Mini-Rays Preschool Swim Team
Designed to get kids ages 4-6 involved in a swim team. Includes stroke basics in a swim team style setting. Participants should be able to swim at least 12 yards (half a lap.) Classes take place on Sundays for six weeks. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 4-6 yrs.
Sun., 3-4 p.m.
$35/Members, $45/Non-members


Read More


Sun., Oct. 20: Registration Deadline for SPARC Basketball
Register for a fun intramural basketball program this fall. Kids learn basic basketball skills and positive character traits. Games are played on Saturdays. Practices are scheduled by volunteer coaches on weekday evenings. Locations vary. Register by Oct. 20. SPARC 837-5737

For grades K-6
Practices begin week of Oct. 28
Games on Sat., Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (No games Nov. 23)
Time varies, call for details
$45/Child


Read More


Oct. 22-Dec. 3: Mommy & Me at Chesterfield
In-pool instruction for children six months to three years, and a parent, in the water. Six-week sessions teach a variety of pre-swimming fundamentals. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
For ages 6 months to 3 yrs.
Tues., 9:15-10 a.m.
$40/Members, $50/Non-members


Read More


Oct. 22-Dec. 3: Home School Swimming at Chesterfield
Aquatics class for home school students ages 5-14. For physical education credit or just to have fun and improve swimming skills. A great opportunity for socializing and networking! No class the week of Thanksgiving. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
For ages 5-14 yrs.
Tues., 10:30 a.m.-Noon
$18/Members, $28/Non-members


Read More


Oct. 23-Dec. 4: Home School Swimming at Doling
Aquatics class for home school students ages 5-14. For physical education credit or just to have fun and improve swimming skills. A great opportunity for socializing and networking! No class the week of Thanksgiving. Doling Family Center 837-5900
For ages 5-14 yrs.
Wed., 1-2:30 p.m.
$18/Members, $28/Non-members


Read More


Oct. 23-Nov. 20: VolleyTikes
AFun introductory volleyball for ages 4-6, focusing on motor movements, hand-eye coordination, basic volleyball skills and basic game knowledge. O’Reilly-Tefft Gym 874-2915
For ages 4-6 yrs.
Wed., 4-4:50 p.m.
$50/5-week session


Read More


Oct. 23-Nov. 20: VolleyKids
Fun introductory volleyball for ages 7-9, focusing on motor movements, hand-eye coordination, basic volleyball skills and basic game knowledge. O’Reilly-Tefft Gym 874-2915
For ages 7-9 yrs.
Wed., 5-5:50 p.m.
$50/5-week session


Read More


Oct. 23-Nov. 20: “Tune Up” Volleyball Clinics
These clinics focus on preparation for the upcoming club volleyball season. Each athlete will receive instruction in all of the volleyball skills as well as game play situations. Registration required per week. O’Reilly-Tefft Gym 874-2915
For grades 4-8
Grades 4-6 meet Wed., 6-7:30 p.m.
Grades 7-8 meet Wed., 6-7:30 p.m.
$15/week


Read More


Oct. 24-Dec. 5: Mommy & Me at Doling
In-pool instruction for children six months to three years, and a parent, in the water. Six-week sessions teach a variety of pre-swimming fundamentals. Doling Family Center 837-5900
For ages 6 months to 3 yrs.
Thurs., 10:30-11:15 a.m.
$40/Members, $50/Non-members


Read More


Fri., Oct. 25: Kids’ Night at Chesterfield
Parents enjoy a night out while kids have supervised fun with friends, swimming, pizza and a movie. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
For ages 5-11 yrs.
6-9:30 p.m.
$10/Member, $15/Non-member


Read More


Fri., Oct. 25: Parent’s Night Out at Oak Grove Community Center
Parent's Night Out! Join SPARC on Friday, Oct. 25 to play in a fun and safe environment, eat dinner, play games, crafts, watch a movie and more. Oak Grove Community Center 891-1635
For grades K-5
5-10 p.m.
$15/Child


Read More


Sat., Oct. 26: Fall Skate Camp
Geared toward beginner and intermediate skateboarders. Riders develop and enhance basic skateboarding skills while creating new friendships and building confidence. Instruction focuses on control, safety, park etiquette and skateboarding fundamentals. Space is limited, register in person. Limited skateboard rentals available. Scholarships may be available. Springfield Skate Park 868-8758
For ages 6-14 yrs.
11 a.m-1 p.m.
$45


Read More




Gardening

Tues., Oct. 1: Junior Master Gardener Nights
Kids get their hands dirty each month with a fun hands-on horticulture activity on the first Tuesday of each month. Botanical Center 891-1515
For ages 8-15 yrs.
5:30 p.m.
$5/class


Read More


Wed., Oct. 2: Garden Storytime
Kids and families meet for a nature-themed story and a timely garden activity and craft. First Wednesday of each month. Botanical Center 891-1515

For all ages, designed for pre-schoolers
10 a.m.
Free


Read More


Fri., Oct. 4: Garden Nights Out; Pumpkin Centerpieces
Bring a date, bring your friends, or just bring yourself for a night out in the garden. Classes give instruction in practical and creative ways to use garden plants. Snacks provided. Registration required by 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Space is limited. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515
For ages 16 yrs. and up
7 p.m.
$30


Read More


Oct. 4-5: Romance in the Garden
Enjoy the serene landscape of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at dusk. Mood lighting and lanterns light the pathway. Wishing lanterns for floating on the ponds available for purchase. Presented by Friends of the Garden. Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden 891-1515

For ages 17 yrs. and up
6:30-9 p.m.
$10/person or $15/Couple


Read More


Oct. 6-27: Gigs in the Garden Concert Series 
Musical guests perform outdoors each Sunday in October. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Donations to Friends of the Garden benefit garden projects. Peace Through People Pavilion 891-1515

For all ages
Sun., 2 p.m.
Oct. 6: The Singer and the Songwriter
Oct. 13: Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble
Oct. 20: Claude Bourbon
Oct. 27: The Lacewings
Free admission, $10 suggested donation


Read More


Oct. 10, 24: Home School Horticulture 
Home school students study special topics in horticulture. Designed for Missouri Learning standards in Science. Botanical Center 891-1515

Grades K-1 organized by date
Thurs., 10 a.m.
Oct. 10: 2nd Grade
Oct. 24: 3rd Grade
$3/Class


Read More


Mon., Oct. 21: Learn to Grow in the Gardens; Winterizing Your Garden
Learn about special topics from a Master Gardener. Programs may include garden tours and outdoor demonstrations. Botanical Center 891-1515

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


Read More


Sat., Oct. 26: Last Garden Hoorah
Mark the end of the season with a variety of garden tours, programs and activities. Includes carnivorous plants, bats, bulb planting and more. Event is followed by a free 6:30 screening of “Hotel Transylvania 3” at the Peace Through People Pavilion. This is also the last weekend of the season for Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden season and tram tours. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

For all ages
3-6 p.m., movie begins at 6:30
Free




Adult Sports & Programming

Oct. 1-Nov. 7: Total Yoga at Doling 
One-hour mix of Yoga and Pilates, ideal for improving balance, coordination, peace of mind and overall health. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 18 yrs. and up
Tues., 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. or Thurs., 6 p.m.
$35/Member, $45/Non-member


Read More


Oct. 2-25: Small Group Training at Dan Kinney
A four-week course designed to improve mobility, strength, flexibility and overall physical performance through a comprehensive training plan designed by a certified coach. Five people per class. Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

For ages 18 yrs. and up
Wed., 10 a.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.
$40/Member, $50/Non-member


Read More


Oct. 6-Nov. 3: Adult Pickleball League
This doubles league includes five weeks of play, followed by a tournament. Each week is a double-header schedule. Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500
For ages 16 yrs. and up
Sun., 4 p.m.
$40/Team


Read More


Oct. 12-Nov. 9: Tai Chi at Dan Kinney
Relaxation, focus and balance practices for all experience levels. Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

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


Read More


Oct. 21-Dec. 13: Adult Volleyball Leagues
Adult leagues for women Mondays, co-ed on Thursdays at O’Reilly-Tefft Gym, Chesterfield Family Center and Dan Kinney Family Center. A second co-ed league plays Fridays at O’Reilly-Tefft Gym. Register by Oct. 11 for Session 2. Multiple locations 837-5817

For ages 16 yrs. and up
Time varies, call for details
$160/Team


Read More


Oct. 29-Dec. 3: Yoga at Chesterfield
Five-week sessions of yoga accommodating any level of experience. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 12 yrs. and up
Tues., 7 p.m.
$35/Member; $45/Non-member


Read More




Fun for All Ages

Now-Oct. 27: Harvest Fest
Five weekends of fall-themed fun at the farm! Meander through the corn maze, take a hayride, pick your own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch, ride the Cow Train or Grain Train, try your luck at carnival games, bounce on inflatables and much more as you enjoy this Midwest fall tradition! Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

For all ages
Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., Noon-6 p.m.
Free admission, most activities have a small fee


Read More


Now-Oct. 27: Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Corn has never been so ear-resistible! Get lost in our corn maze (may take an hour), then pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Open during Harvest Fest and Friday and Saturday nights. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

All ages
Fri., 6:30-10 p.m.
Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (closed 6-6:30 p.m.)
Sun., Noon-6 p.m.
Pumpkin prices based on weight
Corn Maze $4/adults, $3/kids 5-11 yrs., kids 4 and under free.


Read More


Now-Oct. 27: Haunted Trail 
Do you dare enter the woods after dark? Walk our one-third mile paved path on the Haunted Trail for a frighteningly awesome experience. Includes hayride and bonfire time. Open Fri. and Sat. nights. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

For ages 8 yrs.-adult. Kids 8-12 must be with an adult; no kids under 8 admitted.
Fri. and Sat., 6:30-10 p.m.
$7/person


Read More


Oct. 1-24, 29-Nov. 26: Tae Kwon Do at Doling
Build self-confidence,learn self-defense, achieve new skills and make new friends. Beginning and advanced welcome. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 6 yrs. and up
Tues. and Thurs., 6-7 p.m.
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


Read More


Oct. 8-Dec. 7: Learn to Skate
Fun, group skating instruction taught in eight-week sessions, includes eight free public skating session passes. Classes are 30 minutes. USFS Basic Skills membership required. Jordan Valley Ice Park 874-2928

For all ages
Tues. and Thurs., 4:40-6:30 p.m.
or Sat., 10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
$100 (includes skate rental)


Read More


Oct. 8-Dec. 7: Learn to Play Hockey
Learn the fundamentals of hockey and basics of hockey skating during this eight-week course. Classes are 30 minutes. Includes eight free public skating session passes. USFS Basic Skills membership required. Jordan Valley Ice Park 874-2933

For all ages
Tues. and Thurs., 4:40-6:30 p.m.
or Sat., 10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
$100 (includes skate rental)


Read More


Oct. 14-Nov. 11: Ballroom Dance at Chesterfield
Five-week sessions of a variety of ballroom dance styles. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
For ages 12 yrs. and up
Mon., 7 p.m.
$35/Member; $45/Non-member


Read More


Oct. 15-Nov. 19: Dog Obedience
Beginning and advanced classes will train your dog how to behave in public, at home, and around other dogs, to become a respected member of the community. Advanced classes require completion of beginning class, and may include Canine Good Citizen, dog tricks or other topics. Proof of vaccination required. Oak Grove Community Center 891-1635

For all ages
Tues., 6-7 p.m. – Beginning
Tues., 6-7 p.m. – Advanced
$99/6-week session- Beginning
$115/6-week session- Advanced


Read More


Oct. 21-Nov. 6: Family Learn to Swim at Doling
Designed to accommodate all ages through Level-2 skills. This program focuses on swimming skills and water safety. Each class takes place twice a week for three weeks. Doling Family Center 837-5900
For all ages
Mon. and Wed., 5:45-6:30 p.m.
$40/Members, $50/Non-members


Read More


Oct. 22-Nov. 7: Family Learn to Swim at Chesterfield
Designed to accommodate all ages through Level-2 skills. This program focuses on swimming skills and water safety. Each class takes place twice a week for three weeks. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
For all ages
Tues and Thurs., 5:45-6:30 p.m.
$40/Members, $50/Non-members


Read More


Wed., Oct. 23: 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
6-7 p.m.
$5/One-hour class


Read More


Oct. 29-Dec. 3: Yoga at Chesterfield
Five-week sessions of yoga, accommodating any level of experience. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 12 yrs. and up
Tues., 7 p.m.
$35/Member, $45/Non-member


Read More


Oct. 31-Dec. 5: Yoga at Dan Kinney
Learn proper breathing techniques and gentle, yet powerful, yoga poses to help reduce stress and increase flexibility. Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

16 yrs. and up
Thurs., 6 p.m.
$35/Member; $45/Non-member


Read More




Get Outside

Oct. 4-5: Ritter Springs Camping Weekend
A fun overnight campout at beautiful Ritter Springs Park. Includes canoeing, catch and release fishing, hiking, archery and more. Dinner and breakfast provided. Some camping equipment available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships may be available to youth 18 years and under. Register by Oct. 3. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For all ages
Fri., 5 p.m.-Sat., 5 p.m.
$10/Person


Read More


Thur., Oct. 10: Outdoor Adventure Book Club 
The Springfield-Greene County Library District is heading into the great outdoors! Join the Library and Outdoor Initiatives for “Missouri Caves in History and Legend” by H. Dwight Weaver, with Giboney Cave Tour at Doling Park in this series of outdoor adventure-themed book discussions paired with a related outdoor activities in parks. Space is limited. Registration required by the day before at 417-883-5341

For ages 18 yrs. and up
5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Free


Read More


Sat., Oct. 12: Fall Hiking Series
Hit the trail with us this fall, exploring some of the finest scenery in the Oct. 12: Yellow Rock Loop, Devil’s Den State Park (3 miles). Transportation provided. Bring your own lunch, snacks and water. Register by Fri., Oct. 11. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 15 yrs. and up (15-17 yrs. with an adult)
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
$20/Person


Read More


Sat., Oct. 19: Giboney Cave Tours
Explore the myths, facts, and history of Giboney Cave at Doling Park. Shoes will get muddy on Walking Tours. Cavers will get very muddy and wet on the in-depth Tunnel Tours. Bring your own headlamp or flashlight, if you have one. Dates are subject to weather and bat activity. Space is limited. Preregister online or via phone, or register in person at Giboney Cave on tour day. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 5 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


Read More


Oct. 26-27: Fall Backpacking Trip
Backpack and camp on one of the most picturesque sections of the Ozark Trail at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. Includes amazing scenery in the St. Francois Mountains, passing through breathtaking Mina Sauk Falls and the Devil’s Toll Gate rock formation. This is a moderate-to-strenuous-level overnight backpacking trip, covering 13 miles over two days, so physical fitness is required Transportation provided. Major gear available for rent. Suggested gear lists and meal planning help is available. Register by Oct. 24. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 15 yrs. and up (15-17 yrs. with an adult)
Sat., 7 a.m.- Sun., 8 p.m.
$60/Person


Read More




Accessible Rec

Fri., Oct. 11: Springfield Nature Center Adventure 
Come along as we learn more about the amazing wildlife and natural beauty right here in Missouri! Northview Center 837-5808

Ages 18 yrs. and up with a disability
8:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
$10


Read More


Wed., Oct. 23: Leather Stamping with Tandy Leather
Participants ages 12 and up with a disability, as well as their family, friends, and staff are welcome to purchase a project and join us! Northview Center 837-5808

Ages 12 yrs. and up with a disability
3:30-5 p.m.
$5-15, depending on project


Read More


Oct. 29-Nov. 21: Groovin' Abilities
Come shake a tail feather with Jen Keet and Accessible Rec! Every BODY has their own way to GROOVE, and your way is always the right way! No one cares how you dance, just come stay healthy and active while you move and groove!

For ages 12 yrs. and up with a disability
Tues., Oct. 29-Nov. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or
Thurs., Oct. 31-Nov. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
$16/Session, add $4 for transportation


Read More


Fri., Oct. 25: Registration deadline for Wild Animal Safari 
Join us on a tour of Wild Animal Safari in Strafford, MO. Fee includes tour of park and lunch and applies to support staff. Register by Oct. 25 or until all spots are full. Northview Center 837-5808

For ages 18 yrs. and up with a disability
Friday, Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
$20/Person


Read More




Want to have This Month in Parks e-mailed to you every month? Sign Up Here