Events


  1. 6K Social Distancing Fun Run


    6K Social Distancing Fun Run is a FREE event designed to get people out and competing while still practicing safe social distancing. Runners compete at their own pace on their own course and submit results once they complete their run. The leaderboard will be updated weekly so runners can keep track of how well they are doing. T-shirts available starting at $20.

    All ages
    May 1-Aug. 8
    Free

  2. Father and Son Virtual Bass Fishing Tournament


    Record your catch via the free IAngler Tournament app • View standings on a live leaderboard
    Socially distance and compete in the Big Bass Challenge with your son, nephew or grandson (age 12 yrs. and under). Fish when you can, where you can. Tournament t-shirt included for the son, with additional shirts available to purchase. Participants may fish in any public or private body of water within Greene, Christian, Webster, Dallas, Polk, Dade and Lawrence counties. Fish on Lake Springfield and when you rent a canoe or kayak at Lake Springfield Boathouse, get 50% off your first hour of boat rental. For hours and boat rental information, visit ParkBoard.org/LakeSpringfield.

    Sons must be 12 yrs. of age and younger
    May 24-June 21
    $30/Team (one adult & one child); $15/Additional child

  3. Kids Fishing Fun Day


    THIS EVENT IS FULL, REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED. A free morning of catch-and-release fishing in Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park's stocked pond. For kids ages 3-15 yrs. Kids will receive beverages donated from Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company, as well as enjoy a photo opportunity and door prizes! Bring your own bait and gear. Limited fishing pole rentals available for $5/person. Register early. Limit one adult per kid. Sponsored by Bass Pro Shops and Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company. Registration required in advance, no same-day registration. Call 417-864-1332 or click the link below.

    For ages 3-15 yrs.
    June 6; 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Free

  4. Run for Fun Club


    Hop into summer with free kid-friendly creative exercise activities, promoting healthy lifestyles and getting kids running. The Run for Fun Club takes place every Saturday in June and July at Westport School-Park. Water and snacks provided. Register by May 31 at ParkBoard.org/RunForFun.

    For ages 6-11 yrs.
    Saturdays, June 6-July 25
    10-10:45 a.m.
    Free

  5. Wednesday Concerts at Noon at Founders Park


    The Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board partner to present this free concert series.

    June 3
    David J. Hinson
    Acoustic Guitar
    June 10
    The Bridgetones
    Folk, Country, Gospel
    June 17
    Abbey Waterworth & Nick Sibley
    Acoustic
    June 24
    The Garbonzos

  6. Family Fishing Night


    Bring the whole family for a relaxing evening of catch-and-release fishing, plus Cow Train and a campfire. Bring your own bait and gear. Limited fishing rod rentals available. Bring your own food to roast over the campfire. Disposable roasting forks provided or bring your own. Drinks and ice cream may be purchased in the Gift Shop. Ages 2 yrs. and younger are free with paid adult. Call 417-837-5949 to register. Registration required by 5 p.m. the day before event. Space is limited to 50 people. View flyer.

    For all ages
    Fridays, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14
    Bring your own gear: $5/Participant
    Rent our gear: $10/Participant

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