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Springfield - Greene County Park Board
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is committed to provide the highest quality of leisure opportunities, to offer programs for relaxation as well as stimulation, and to encourage personal and community enrichment for the citizens of Springfield, Missouri and Greene County.
- The Springfield-Greene County Park Board includes 102 sites, ranging from neighborhood playgrounds to multi-use recreational facilities. The system includes 3 golf courses, 3 family centers, a zoo, a farm park, a botanical center, several sports / athletic complexes, 2 indoor aquatics centers, 6 outdoor swimming pools, multiple School-Park sites and more than 100 miles of recreational trails.
- Each year, parks facilities host more than 50 national, regional, state and local tournaments in softball, baseball, soccer, hockey, tennis, volleyball and golf, generating an estimated $13-15 million annually for the local economy.
- Park Board has earned state and national recognition, most notably the "Gold Medal Award" for best overall parks and recreation department of its size in 2000 from the National Recreation and Park Association. In 2003, the City of Springfield, Missouri - Greene County was named "Missouri Sportstown USA" by Sports Illustrated magazine.
- The United States Olympic Committee has designated the Park Board as one of its select Community Olympic Development Program sites for the sports of tennis, volleyball, archery, and ice hockey. The Park Board also owns and operates the Springfield Lasers World TeamTennis professional franchise.
- The Park Board was established in 1913 and marks its centennial in 2013, celebrating 100 years of development and stewardship of our community's parks and recreation opportunities.
Gold Medal Award
A nationally-known organization, the Parks Department's efforts were recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association in 2000 when named a Gold Medal Award winner. In 2003, the City of Springfield, Missouri-Greene County was named Missouri Sportstown USA by Sports Illustrated magazine. The facilities have also been host to state, local and national tournaments in softball, soccer, hockey and tennis.