Posted on: May 24, 2017

Outdoor pools open for the season Saturday, May 27

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s six outdoor pools open for the 2017 season Saturday, May 27.

Fassnight, Grant Beach, Meador, Silver Springs and Westport pools will be open Saturday and Sunday, 1-6:30 p.m. McGee-McGregor Wading Pool is also...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Fishing Fun Day Sat., June 3, at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Missouri Department of Conservation host the 36th Annual Kids Fishing Fun Day, Saturday, June 3, at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146, Springfield.

This free event is designed to teach kids ho...

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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 regul...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Japanese exchange students present free concert and Japan Culture Night

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Nearly 100 Japanese high school exchange students visit Springfield in late May, early June, highlighting the Springfield Sister Cities Association’s three-decade relationship with Isesaki, Gunman Prefecture, Japan.

The students are attending a Misso...

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Rivercut Golf Course now reopened following April flood

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Rivercut Municipal Golf Course is fully reopened and operational following the April flooding event. All 18 holes and the driving range are drained, clean and ready for golf.

Celebrating the reopening, Rivercut is offering the Mother’s Day Mullig...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Shade structure construction causes partial closure at Cruse Dog Park May 15-19

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Upcoming construction at Cruse Dog Park will cause partial park closures the week of May 15-19, weather permitting.

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is installing two new 10’x10’ shade structures: one in the small dog side of th...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Wednesday Noon in Founders Park concert series returns May 10-June 28

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The annual Wednesday Noon in Founders Park concert series begins again this week, bringing local musicians and performers to the stage during the lunch hour at downtown Springfield’s Founders Park, 330 E. Water St., at the corner of Water and Je...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Railroad Historical Museum depot dedication Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m.

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Two events this week highlight the Railroad Historical Museum in Grant Beach Park.

The museum hosts a dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Max Jahn Depot Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m. The depot, a replica of rural Missouri railroad offices from the early...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Peace Through People Pavilion dedication concert and sculpture unveiling Sat., April 22

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The Springfield Sister Cities Association and Friends of the Garden will dedicate the new Peace Through People Pavilion Saturday, April 22, immediately following the Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival at Springfield Botanical Gardens at Na...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Buddies needed for largest Miracle League season yet, opening April 17

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A record 194 youth and adult players are signed up to play Miracle League ball this spring, up more than 30 from last year, prompting the addition of six new teams.

But 30-45 more volunteer buddies are still needed to make the spring season a success for p...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 22

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The Springfield Sister Cities Association and Friends of the Garden host the annual Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

This family-fr...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Front Porch masonry work begins at Timmons Temple

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The Timmons Temple restoration hits another milestone this weekend, as work on the rock masonry front porch begins outside the historic church in Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton Ave.

Dan Hall, of Fair Grove-based Hall Concrete, began restoring the fro...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Park Board now hiring for 430 summer seasonal positions

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Looking for a summer job? The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is now hiring for nearly 40 different summer seasonal jobs — 430 positions in all.

To fill these positions, the Park Board is partnering with the Missouri Job Center on a Seasonal Hir...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Springfield Lasers draft 2017 team

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Springfield, Mo. — The Springfield Lasers professional tennis team has drafted rising international stars and familiar faces to its roster for the 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis season. The WTT draft took place this morning in Indian Wells, Calif.,...

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Mylan WTT roster draft results
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Springfield Lasers pro tennis team drafts No. 1 American Jack Sock

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Springfield, Mo. — The Springfield Lasers pro tennis team has drafted top American male tennis player Jack Sock as its 2017 marquee player.

Sock was the first overall pick in today’s Mylan World Team Tennis draft and will make his WTT debut...

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Mylan WTT marquee draft news release
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Springfield Botanical Gardens receive accreditation through ArbNet

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The Springfield Botanical Gardens has achieved accreditation through the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program, recognizing the garden for achieving standards of professional practices for arboretums.

The Springfield Botanical Gardens, in Nathanael Greene...

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Peace Through People Pavilion opens Oct. 15 with free concert

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The Springfield Sister Cities Association and the Friends of the Garden open the new Peace Through People Pavilion with a free concert Saturday, Oct. 15, 4-6 p.m. at the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Park Board receives full accreditation at National Recreation and Parks Association conference

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has received full accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) at the National Recreation and Park Association annual conference in St Louis. Accreditation was made of...

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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.