SPRINGFIELD, MO — The National Weather Service has extended a Heat Advisory for Greene County through Thurs., Aug. 12. To help residents keep cool and stay safe during Heat Advisories, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board adjusts pool schedules and offers cooling center options.
When staffing and facilities are available, the Park Board strives to keep at least one outdoor pool open late during Heat Advisories, including:
- Tues., Aug. 10, Silver Springs Pool, 1100 N. Hampton Ave., open until 8 p.m.
- Wed., Aug. 11, Fassnight Pool, 1300 S. Campbell Ave., open until 8 p.m.
- Thurs., Aug. 12, Silver Springs Pool, 1100 N. Hampton Ave., open until 8 p.m.
Outdoor pool admission is $3/youth and seniors, $4/adults, 1-5:30 p.m. Admission drops to $1 or free with a canned food donation every day, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and that discount rate also extends to 8 p.m. when pools remain open late. Food donations benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.
For information on pool locations, schedules and more, visit ParkBoard.org/Aquatics. Media is not allowed inside pool gates without an appointment.
The public is also welcome to cool off in the water at the Ozarks Stream and Fountain at Jordan Valley Park, 635 E Trafficway. Fountains run daily, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., with fountain shows every hour on the hour, and a longer show 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission is free.
All three Springfield-Greene County Park Board Family Centers, as well as Jordan Valley Ice Park, open their entrance lobbies as free public cooling centers during Heat Advisories. All lobbies have seating, restroom access and air conditioning. No formal programming is planned.
Family Center locations and lobby hours are:
Chesterfield Family Center, 2511 W. Republic Road, 417-891-1616
Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road, 417-891-1500
Doling Family Center, 301 E Talmage Ave., 417-837-5900
Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Jordan Valley Ice Park’s location and entrance lobby hours are:
735 E. Trafficway, 417-866-7444
Hours vary, approximately 12-8 p.m. daily
For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510. (For safety and security, members of the media are not allowed in the gate of indoor facilities or swimming pool without clearance through Parks Administration. Please make arrangements before arriving.)