Posted on: November 23, 2017

23rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk draws 8,000

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Exactly 8,000 runners and walkers registered for Springfield’s Thanksgiving Day tradition this morning, the 23rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. Participants in the Pet Category set another record, with more than 790 registering to walk or run w...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Celebration of Life for Henry the Hippo Nov. 12, 2 p.m.

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Springfield, Mo. – Dickerson Park Zoo will honor its most beloved and popular animal, Henry the Hippo, on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., with a Celebrate Henry ceremony at the zoo.

Henry was born August 8, 1981, and was humanely euthanized on October 31, 2017, a...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

CODP Athlete of the Year reception Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Davis House

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The Greater Springfield Community Olympic Development Program (CODP) and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board honored four youth athletes at the 3rd Annual Athlete of the Year reception Sunday, Oct. 15,  at the Davis House, 5780 S. Farm Road ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Dickerson Park Zoos Mourn Loss of Henry the Hippo

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Springfield, Mo. – Dickerson Park Zoo staff, along with the staff at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, is mourning the passing of Henry the Hippo. Henry was 36 years old; the median life expectancy of a male Nile hippopotamus is 35.

Henry had been b...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Phelps Neighborhood Association purchases new utility vehicle

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Neighbors of Springfield’s Phelps Grove Park have purchased a new utility vehicle for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, lifting volunteers’ burden of watering young trees in the park.

The vehicle was presented at the Phelps Neig...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Ozark Greenways dedicates Trail of Honor Oct. 12, 2 p.m.

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Springfield, Mo. — Join Ozark Greenways Thursday, October 12, 2-3 p.m. for a patriotic dedication ceremony and official trail opening of the Trail of Honor, spanning the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood Rd. 

Winding along the serene J...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Capital improvement grants awarded to eight neighborhoods through Neighborhood Works Program

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Eight registered neighborhoods in Springfield will soon be seeing improvements to their parks thanks to a competitive grant made possible through the voter-approved 1/4-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax.

In April 2016, Springfield voters overwhelmingly ap...

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Park Board implements new photo policy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has implemented a new photography policy outlining how photographers and videographers may operate in public parks.

The new policy is designed to preserve public enjoyment of parks by ad...Read on...

Photo policy. Springfield-Greene County Park Board News