Events


National Walk the Dog Day


Bring your dog and join us for this National Walk the Dog Day event by walking with us on the Greenways Trail beginning at the Cruse Dog Park. Light snacks will be provided for our canine friends. Cruse Dog Park 864-1049

Age: All ages
Date: Wed., Feb. 22
Time:  Ongoing walks from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fee: Free

Try Hockey for Free Day

Kids interested in ice hockey? Give it a try. We provide coaches and equipment. Skating experience not required, but registration is. Mediacom Ice Park 866-7444

Register Online

Age: 4-9 yrs
Date: Sat., Feb. 25
Time:  1 p.m.
Fee: Free

Daddy Daughter Dance


Girls, bring your dad, step-dad, grandpa, uncle, or special guy out for a night you’ll always remember. Enjoy a catered dinner, music, dancing, and a photograph with your special guest. Event held in the Northview Center Ballroom, adjacent to Doling Family Center. Tickets go on sale Jan. 18. Registration required by Feb. 22. Space is limited. Northview Center 837-5900

Age: 3 yrs. and up
Date: Sat., Feb. 25
Time:  6-9 p.m.
Fee: $40/couple, $15/each add'l girl

Cherry Blossom Kite and
Piñata Festival


Celebrate spring with the Springfield Sister Cities Association. Bring a kite to fly or build one with us on the Great Lawn. Try to whack a piñata nearby. Enjoy Japanese and Mexican children’s crafts at the Botanical Center, and free admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden as it reopens for the season. Festival is followed by a 3 p.m. dedication concert at the new Peace Through People Pavilion. Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., April 22
Time:  11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: Free admission, $5/kitekits

Easter at the Farm


Join us at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park for a day of family-oriented activities celebrating spring, including arts and crafts, inflatables, pony rides, yard games and the Easter Bunny.  We'll have more than 20,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes for controlled Easter Egg Hunts (children are limited to 10 eggs each, while supplies last.) Bring your basket and your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949

Age: 3-9 yrs.
Date: Sat., April 1
Time:  10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fee: Free (some activities have small fee)

Master Gardener and
Plant Society Plant Sale


Presented by the Master Gardeners of Greene County and other garden societies. Sale includes annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, bulbs, grasses, vines, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Master Gardeners accept credit cards. Other societies accept cash or check only. Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., April 29
Time:  8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fee: Free admission, prices vary per plant

Bark in the Park


A fun and exciting day in at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park with your family and beloved canine. We’ll kick off the day with a guided walk around Lake Drummond at 11 a.m., then check out demonstrations, doggy yoga and other activities at the Canine Vendor Village. All ages welcome! Vendors must register by April 22. Proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park. Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park 864-1049

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., April 29
Time:  10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fee: Free
  1. Wed Feb. 22

    National Walk the Dog Day Bring your dog and join us for this National Walk the Dog Day event by walking with us on the Greenways Trail beginning at the Cruse Dog Park. Light snacks will be provided for our canine friends.
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  2. Sat Feb. 25

    Try Hockey for Free Day Kids interested in ice hockey? Give it a try. We provide coaches and equipment. Skating experience not required, but registration is.
    Read More
  3. Sat Feb. 25

    Daddy Daughter Dance Girls, bring your dad, step-dad, grandpa, uncle, or special guy out for a night you’ll always remember. Enjoy a catered dinner, music, dancing, and a photograph with your special guest.
    Read More