Springfield-Greene County Park Board News

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Rotary Club dedicates new shade structure in Jordan Valley Park Thursday, 12:15 p.m.

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Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast will dedicate the new shade sail structure and new picnic tables Thursday, May 25, 12:15 p.m. at Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway, downtown Springfield. The dedication takes place during the club’s regular weekly meeting, held onsite.

The shaded picnic area is in the K-Park section of the park, an area that also includes the K-Man kinetic sculpture, the climbing rock and the Springfield Wagon play feature, all funded entirely through donations now totaling more than $100,000 from Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast.

“We’re proud of our partnership with Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast, which has donated so many one-of-kind play features at Jordan Valley Park,” said Jeff Cumley, Superintendent of Jordan Valley Park. “When the kids aren’t playing in the fountain, they’re on these play features, and now parents and kids have a shady spot to eat lunch while at the park.”

The picnic tables are arranged in the shape of the Rotary logo. Tables, the underlying concrete pad and the shade sail are in Rotary colors of blue and yellow.

The dedication also includes the new Ted Andrews Memorial Bench, in honor of the late Rotarian who worked extensively on the shade sail project. The bench was funded by his family.

This is the third dedication this spring of new construction in Springfield-Greene County Park Board facilities funded by private donation. The new Peace Through People Pavilion at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park was funded by donations through Springfield Sister Cities Association and Friends of the Garden. The new Max Jahn Depot at the Railroad Historical Museum at Grant Beach Park was funded by donations through the Musgrave Foundation.

For more information, contact Jeff Cumley, Superintendent of Jordan Valley Park, at 417-874-2941.

For media inquiries only, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2943 (desk) or 417-224-5510 (mobile) or email Jenny Edwards

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