Events



Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962
Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639
Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645

Summer Junior Golf Membership


Juniors age 17 and under may purchase a Summer Junior Golf Membership, good for unlimited free weekday golf after 12 p.m. at Horton Smith and Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Courses, as well as unlimited Monday golf at Rivercut Golf Course. after 12 p.m. Membership is good for golf only and does not include range balls, carts or amenities. Eligibility may require golf staff approval, golf instructor approval, letter from school golf coach, or passing of an orientation clinic arranged with golf staff. Call for details or visit parkboard.org/golf. 

Age: 17 yrs. and under
Date: May 15-Aug. 15
Time:  Mon.-Fri., Noon to close (Mon. only at Rivercut)
Fee: $99

Run for Fun Club


Hop into summer with FREE kid-friendly exercise activities, promoting healthy lifestyles! The Run for Fun Club will get children out and running in creative ways, including: Tic-Tac-To Relay Run, Hula Hoop Challenge, Don't Drop the Cake Relay and more! Sign up by May 31 here3100 W. Mt. Vernon St.

Age: All Ages
Date: Saturdays, June 3-July 29
Time:  10-10:45 a.m.
Fee: Free

Aquathon Series


A four-week series of timed biathlon-style races, including a 150-meter swim and one-mile run. Bring your running shoes and swimsuit. Participants earn points each week. Top three in each age group are recognized following the event. Free t-shirt with registration for two or more weeks. Register by phone or in person at Doling Family Center (417-837-5900).

Age: 5 yrs. and up
Date: July 6 and 13 at Doling Park
July 18 and 25 at Meador Park
Time:  Doling - Thurs., 7 p.m., check-in 6-6:45 p.m.
Meador - Tues., 7 p.m., check-in 6-6:45 p.m.
Fee: $10/Week or $35/All four weeks


Racquet, White and Blue


Come play tennis at Tom Watkins Park! Grab your family and friends and join in on the celebration out on the court with music, snacks and having fun playing tennis. All equipment is provided. Sponsored by USTA. Tom Watkins Park 837-5826

Age: All ages
Date: Friday, July 7
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Fee: Free

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. Fridays are Family Night; Saturdays are Date Night. Special screening Fri., Aug. 11 during Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. All movies are G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Movie titles and details at ParkBoard.org/Founders Founders Park 866-7444

Age: All ages
Date: Fri. and Sat., July 7-Aug. 26
Time:  Movies begin at dusk
Fee: Free

National Teddy Bear Picnic


Bring your favorite stuffed toy for an evening at the Springfield Botanical Gardens celebrating National Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Pack a picnic supper and blanket, and enjoy music, games and popsicles. We’ll sing the Teddy Bears Picnic song at 7 p.m. Free, but registration is requested hereNathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park 864-1049

Age: All ages
Date: Mon., July 10
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Fee: Free

National Night Out


An annual community-building campaign promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, making our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Visit with local police officers, firefighters and park rangers, and enjoy tennis and other games and special activities. A kick-off to individual Neighborhood Nights Out. Nichols Park 864-1049

Age: All ages
Date: Tues., Aug. 1
Time:  5:30-8 p.m.
Fee: Free

14th Annual Kid'Athlon


A mini-triathlon for kids. Swim, bike, and run your way to victory in events designed for your age group, and take home a medal, t-shirt, giveaways and the pride that comes with finishing a triathlon. Pre-registration required. Discount early registration closes July 21. Meador Park 891-1500

Age: 5-12 yrs.
Date: Sat., Aug. 5
Time:  8 a.m.
Fee: By July 21: $25/child, $15/addl. child same household
July 22-Aug. 3: $25/child, $25/addl. child same household

Garden Concert Series


Musical guests perform at the new Peace Through People Pavilion. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Donations benefit garden projects. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All ages
Date: Sun., Oct. 22 - Patrick Mureithi, 3 p.m.
Time:  (see above)
Fee: Free admission, $10
  1. Fri Jul. 7

    Racquet, White and Blue Come play tennis at Tom Watkins Park! Grab your family and friends and join in on the celebration out on the court with music, snacks and having fun playing tennis. All equipment is provided. Sponsored by USTA.
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  2. Fri Jul. 7

    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. Fridays are Family Night; Saturdays are Date Night. Special screening Fri., Aug. 11 during Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. All movies are G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
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  3. Sat Jul. 8

    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. Fridays are Family Night; Saturdays are Date Night. Special screening Fri., Aug. 11 during Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. All movies are G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
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