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

NOW: Springfield Lasers Tickets on Sale
Grandstand, box seat, VIP and season pass tickets are now available for the 2019 Lasers Tennis season. Come cheer the reigning World Team Tennis League champions. Coopers Tennis Complex 837-5800

All ages
July 14, 16, 17, ,18, 24, 30, 31
Tickets start at $10


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June 5-26: Wednesday Concerts at Noon at Founders Park
Free half-hour lunchtime concerts in the park, in partnership with Downtown Springfield CID. Bring your lunch, and enjoy area performers on stage on the site where Springfield was founded. Founders Park 866-7444

All ages
Wed., 12:15-12:45 p.m.
June 5 • Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble
June 12 • Springfield Little Theatre's YES Troupe
June 19 • 135th Army Band Bear Brass
June 26 • Quinton Patterson Briggs
Free


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Now-Aug. 13: Summer Junior Golf Special
Juniors, enjoy unlimited golf all summer, weekdays, noon to close at Horton Smith, Bill & Payne Stewart and Rivercut. Does not include range balls, carts or amenities. Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962, Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639, Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645

17 yrs. and under
June 3-Aug. 13
Mon.-Fri., Noon to close
$99


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Fri., June 7: 4th Annual Tennis Under The Lights
Come play tennis at night at Lafayette Park! Tennis courts will be all aglow with lights everywhere. Participants 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. Presented by USTA. Lafayette Park 837-5826

All ages
8-10 p.m.
Free


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June 7-July 27: 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. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Founders Park 866-7444

All ages
Movies begin at about 9 p.m.
Fri., June 7: Mary Poppins Returns
Sat., June 8: The Greatest Showman: Sing-Along
Fri., June 14: Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse
Sat., June 15: Green Book
Fri., June 21: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Sat., June 22: Bumblebee
Fri., June 28: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Sat., June 29: Isn't it Romantic
Free


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Sat., June 15: 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Art Fair
The Moon City Creative District, in partnership with the Park Board, presents this white-tent, juried art show at Lafayette Park. Features 20 regional artists: jewelers, potters, wood turners, printmakers, painters, fiber artists, and more. Join us for fine art, food vendors and live music with a distinctly neighborhood feel. Lafayette Park 864-1049

All ages
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free


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Fri., June 21: Go Skateboarding Day
Grab your board and celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, established in 2004 by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, with thousands of participants all over the world. Contests throughout the day, with prizes and all-around shredding! Free admission all day. Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

All ages
3-9 p.m.
Free


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Sat., June 22: Butterfly Festival with Young Sprouts in the Garden
Celebrate gardening, nature and butterflies. Visit the Roston Native Butterfly House and caterpillar petting zoo, enter the pollinator costume contest, “pollinate” flowers, enjoy magic shows and more. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

All ages
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Free


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Sat., June 22: Summer SnowFest
Who says summer can’t have snow? SnowFest features a mountain of snow from Jordan Valley Ice Park, as well as entertainment, interactive games, snowman building contests and bounce house. Jordan Valley Park 866-7444

All ages
Noon-4 p.m.
Free


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Sat., June 29: Timmons Hall Grand Opening
Celebrate the grand opening of Timmons Hall (formerly Timmons Temple), a historic Springfield church relocated to Silver Springs Park in 2015. The newly-refurbished building retains its historic charm and will be used as a community meeting and event venue, operated in partnership with Friends of Timmons Temple. Timmons Hall 864-1049

All ages
10 a.m.
Free


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Kids Sports and Activities

June 1-July 13: Kids Dance
Assorted ballet and jazz dance classes offered for various levels. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 3-10 yrs.
Sat., time varies
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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June 1-2 and 29-30: 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. • June 1-2, June 29-30
$295


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June 3-7: 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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June 4-July 16: VolleyTikes
Fun 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.
Tues., 4-5 p.m.
$55/7-week session


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June 4-July 16: 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.
Tues., 5-6 p.m.
$55/7-week session


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June 4-July 16: Beach Volleyball
Summer camp that teaches volleyball skills and game play situations, to help take a player to the next level. Tryout required for Grades 5-8, call for details. O’Reilly-Tefft Gym and Dan Kinney Family Center 874-2915

For grades 6-8 (2018-19 school year)
Tues., 8-10 a.m.
$110/7-week session


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June 4-25: Kids’ Glow Spin
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 417-891-1616

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


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June 5-July 31: Adventure Days
If you are ages 11-14 and like all kinds of outdoor adventure, these day trips are for you! Sign up for one day, or for the ultimate adventure, all five! Drop off and pick up at Dan Kinney Family Center. Register by Monday prior to each program. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 11-14 yrs.
Wed., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 5: Hike Roundtop Mountain Hike
June 12: Kayak the James River
June 19: Hike Ha Ha Tonka
$30/Day


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Fri., June 7: Kids’ Night
Join us for the movie “Spy Kids”, pizza, crafts, basketball, bouncy castle, games and more. Dan Kinney Family Center 417-891-1500

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


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June 10: ART-C Painting
Join SPARC and ART-C Painting for this step by step painting class that will have you paint a masterpiece of a patriotic racoon on a 11x14 canvas with no experience required! Harrison Elementary School 837-5737

For grades K-5
9:30-11:30 a.m.
$30


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June 10-14: Junior Golf Clinic
PGA instruction of basic golf fundamentals for juniors. Includes putting, chipping, full swing and proper etiquette and course play. Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962

For ages 7-15 yrs.
8:30-10:30 a.m.
$80/Session, $140/Both sessions


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Fri., June 14: Horton Smith Masters Junior Tournament
A popular golf tournament for kids of all ages and abilities. Awards and lunch included. Register by June 8 at SMJGA.com. Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639

For ages 5-17 yrs.
8 a.m.
$12-$22/Player (Varies based on age)


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Fri., June 28: Kids’ Night
Parents enjoy a night out while kids have supervised fun with friends, enjoying games, activities, swimming indoors and pizza. Chesterfield Family Center 417-891-1616

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


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June 29-Aug. 3: Beginner Junior Golf League
The next step after attending the Beginner Junior Golf Clinic. For Juniors that know how to swing and play on course. Skill-based tees are used to promote improvement and challenge. Register by June 15. Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639

For ages 7-15 yrs.
Sat., 8-9:30 a.m.
$80/Player


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Gardening

Fri., June 14: Family Fridays in the Garden
Bring the whole family for “Scales and Tails: Reptiles in the Garden”, an evening tour of discovering plants, animals and the history of the garden. Meet in the Botanical Center. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

All ages
7:30 p.m.
Free


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Sat., June 15: Lilium Show
Learn about the true lilies from the genus Lilium. Exhibits and artistic designs presented by the Ozark Regional Lily Society. Botanical Center 891-1515

All ages
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free


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Mon., June 17: Learn to Grow in the Gardens
Learn about special garden topics from a Master Gardener. May include garden tours and outdoor demonstrations. Learn about deer resistant perennials for our Southwest Missouri Gardens. Botanical Center 891-1515

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


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Sat., June 22: Butterfly Festival with Young Sprouts in the Garden
Celebrate gardening, nature and butterflies. Visit the Roston Native Butterfly House and caterpillar petting zoo, enter the pollinator costume contest, “pollinate” flowers, enjoy magic shows and more. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

All ages
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Free


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Adult Sports

June 2-July 7: Adult Pickleball League
A doubles league where teams play two games a night. Five weeks of play, followed by a week with a league championship. Dan Kinney Family Center 417-891-1500

For ages 14 yrs. and up.
Sun., 4-6 p.m.
$40 per team


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June 2-Aug. 11: Adult Hockey League
Beginner, intermediate and advanced leagues, all non-checking and designed to improve player skills and competition the ice. Jordan Valley Ice Park 874-2933

For ages 18 yrs. and up
Sun., time varies, call for details
$165/Player, plus must have current USA Hockey Membership


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June 3-26: Adult Beginning Tennis
A comfortable and easy approach for learning the basics of tennis in a group setting. New classes start every month. Registration required. May-August at Gillenwaters. Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

For ages 18 yrs. and up
Mon. or Wed., 6-7 p.m.
$20/Student


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June 15-July 13: Tai Chi
Relaxation, focus and balance practices for all experience levels. Dan Kinney Family Center 417-891-1500

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


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June 17-Aug. 9: Register for Adult Volleyball Leagues
Adult women’s and coed volleyball leagues. Women play Monday nights, co-ed Thursday nights. Register by team, about 6+ players, by June 7 for Session 6, June 17-Aug. 9. O’Reilly-Tefft Gymnasium 837-5817

For ages 14 yrs. and up
Mon., Thurs., or Fri.; Varies, call for details
$160/Team


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June 25-July 23: Yoga
Five-week sessions of yoga accommodating any level of experience. Chesterfield Family Center 417-891-1616

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


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Fun for All Ages

June 4-13, 18-27: Family Learn to Swim
This program focuses on basic swimming skills and water safety. Parent and Child classes are 30 minutes. Fassnight Pool 891-1616

All ages
11:15 a.m.-Noon or 6:45-7:30 p.m.
$40/Student


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June 4-25: Pickleball for Beginners
A great game with a funny name. 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

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


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June 4-27: Tae Kwon Do
Build self-confidence, learn self-defense, achieve new skills and make new friends. Beginners and advanced welcome. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 5 yrs. and up
Tues. and Thurs., 6-7 p.m.
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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Fri., June 7: 4th Annual Tennis Under The Lights
Come play tennis at night at Lafayette Park! Tennis courts will be all aglow with lights everywhere. Participants 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. Presented by USTA. Lafayette Park 837-5826

All ages
8-10 p.m.
Free


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June 7-28: Lawn Games
Enjoy classic lawn games under the summer night sky. Families may play together and enjoy some simple summer fun. Bring lawn chairs and snacks. Dan Kinney Family Center 417-891-1500

For ages 5 yrs. and up
Fri., 6-8 p.m.
June 7: Bocce
June 14: Bean Bag Toss/Baggo
June 21: Horseshoes
June 28: Lawn Darts
$5/Family


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Fri., June 14: 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. Rutledge-Wilson Farm 837-5949

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


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Fri., June 14: Family Fridays in the Garden
Bring the whole family for “Scales and Tails: Reptiles in the Garden”, an evening tour of discovering plants, animals and the history of the garden. Meet in the Botanical Center. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

All ages
7:30 p.m.
Free


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Sun., June 16: Father’s Day at the Zoo
Free zoo admission for dads. Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570

All ages
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
$15/ Adults and teens, $12/Seniors 60+, $10/Children 3-12 yrs.


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Fri., June 21: Go Skateboarding Day
Grab your board and celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, established in 2004 by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, with thousands of participants all over the world. Contests throughout the day, with prizes and all-around shredding! Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

All ages
3-9 p.m.
Free


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Sat., June 22: Art Gone Wild
Hands-on activities provided by Friends of the Zoo and Springfield Regional Arts Council. Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570

All ages
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$15/ Adults and teens, $12/Seniors 60+, $10/Children 3-12 yrs.


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Get Outside

Sat., June 1: 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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June 5-July 31: Adventure Days
If you are ages 11-14 and like all kinds of outdoor adventure, these day trips are for you! Sign up for one day, or for the ultimate adventure, all five! Drop off and pick up at Dan Kinney Family Center. Register by Monday prior to each program. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 11-14 yrs.
Wed., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 5: Hike Roundtop Mountain Hike
June 12: Kayak the James River
June 19: Hike Ha Ha Tonka
$30 Per Day


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Tues., June 11: Eco Float Trip
Paddle, learn and enjoy the peaceful James River on this collaborative program with the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. Boats and shuttle included. Pack a lunch, water, and sunscreen. Register by June 10. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 9 yrs. and up (9-17 yrs. with an adult)
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$25/Person


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July 13-20: Rocky Mountain National Park Extended Trip
Walk across the Continental Divide, hike through aspen groves, drive up Trail Ridge Road and camp out in mountain bliss. Fee covers all transportation, lodging, and entrance fees, including six nights of camping and a night in a hotel. Major gear available for rent. Suggested gear and meal planning available. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 18 yrs. and up
Sat., July 13 6 a.m. - Sat., July 20 9 p.m.
$700 (add $50 for a single-occupancy hotel room)


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Accessible Rec

Wed., June 26: Leather Stamping
In cooperation with Tandy Leather. Class fee includes one leather stamping project per class. Examples include clin purses, bracelets, water bottle fobs, barrettes, ID tags, bookmarks, key fobs and more. Accessible Recreation 417-837-5808

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


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Fri., June 28: Fishing in Bois D'Arc
Join us for a relaxing day of fishing at the Bois D'Arc conservation area. Pre-registration required by June 19, or until the trip is full. Accessible Recreation 417-837-5808

For ages 18 yrs. and up with a disability
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
$10/person, includes fishing supplies and lunch


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