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Parks Pick-Me-Up

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is launching a new series called Parks Pick Me Up, where our staff, partners and visitors share fun things to do and see in our parks.

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Aug 13

Carolyn Gerdes at Jordan Valley Park

Posted on August 13, 2020 at 1:02 PM by Kara Remington

Carolyn Gerdes at Jordan Valley Park
635 E. Trafficway St.

Carolyn Gerdes, current chair of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, loves Jordan Valley Park. Built on a site formerly used for industry and warehouses, it’s now the crown jewel of the Downtown Springfield renewal, first outlined in the 1990s in the citizen-led Vision 20/20 plan — which Carolyn and hundreds of other citizens took part in creating. Carolyn enjoys the Jordan Creek Greenway, the park’s outdoor amphitheater, and the huge hornbeam tree at the center of the park, a symbol of the past and the future.

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