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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News

Posted on: May 28, 2020

Park Board summer ball leagues resume June 15

Killian Rainbow 2019

Springfield, MO — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s summer ball leagues resume practice and play Monday, June 15, the first day the City of Springfield’s COVID-19 recovery order allows contact sports.

Spring and summer leagues were interrupted in March by state and local stay-home orders. The rescheduled summer softball, baseball and Sluggers (T-ball) season now spans June 15 through early August. Capacity is limited, and some youth age groups are already full with teams that had pre-registered.

New procedures are in place to help prevent spread of COVID-19, based on local and CDC guidelines. These include spacing out game times to minimize contact between teams, limiting the number of spectators to 50-percent of seating occupancy, and increased cleaning and sanitizing of common areas between games. Players are asked to minimize shared equipment. Players and spectators are also asked to arrive at the ballpark no more than 15 minutes before their games and to leave immediately afterward. Practice fields are available only by reservation.

All players and visitors to sports complexes, and any park or trail, are asked to keep a minimum six-foot distance from others, make sure they wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their faces, cover any coughs or sneezes, and please stay home if they are feeling any symptoms of illness. Drinking fountains may be unavailable. Bring your own water bottle.

Miracle League play is not expected to resume before the fall season, which usually begins in September.

For more information about summer ball leagues, contact Killian Sports Complex at 417-837-5817.

For more information on COVID-19 prevention in Parks, visit ParkBoard.org/Coronavirus.

For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510 (mobile).

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