SPRINGFIELD, MO. — The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Greene County Mon., Aug. 1, through Wed., Aug. 3. To help residents cool off and stay safe during Heat Advisories, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board adjusts pool schedules and offers cooling center options. These extra options are available only during Heat Advisories.
POOLS AND WATER
When staffing and facilities are available, the Park Board strives to keep at least one outdoor pool open late during Heat Advisories, including:
Mon., Aug. 1, Meador Pool, 2500 S. Fremont Ave., open until 8 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 2, Fassnight Pool, 1300 S. Campbell Ave., open until 8 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 3, Silver Springs Pool, 1100 N. Hampton Ave., open until 8 p.m.
Regular outdoor pool hours are 1-6:30 p.m., and regular admission is $4/Youth and Seniors, $5/Adults, 1-5:30 p.m. Admission to all locations drops to $1 or free with a canned food donation every day at 5:30 p.m., and that discount rate also extends to 8 p.m. when pools remain open late. Food donations benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.
For pool locations, schedules and more, visit ParkBoard.org/Aquatics.
The public is also welcome to cool off in the water at the Ozarks Stream and Fountain at Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway. Fountains run daily, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., with fountain shows every hour on the hour, and a longer show 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission is free.
All three Springfield-Greene County Park Board Family Centers, as well as Jordan Valley Ice Park, open their entrance lobbies as free public cooling centers during Heat Advisories. All lobbies have seating, restroom access and air conditioning. No formal programming is planned.
Family Center locations and lobby hours are:
Chesterfield Family Center, 2511 W. Republic Road, 417-891-1616
Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road, 417-891-1500
Doling Family Center, 301 E Talmage Ave., 417-837-5900
Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
To utilize features and activities at Family Centers, day passes are available for $10/adults, $7/Youth and Seniors.
Jordan Valley Ice Park’s location and entrance lobby hours are:
735 E. Trafficway, 417-866-7444
Hours vary, approximately 12-5 p.m. daily
Public Ice Skating is also a great way to beat the heat. Admission is $7/Adults, $6/Youth and Seniors, $3/Skate Rental. View schedule at ParkBoard.org.IcePark.
For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510. For safety and security, members of the media are not allowed inside indoor facilities or the gate of any outdoor pool without clearance through Parks Administration. Please make arrangements before arriving.