News Flash

Posted on: July 2, 2020

Park Board statement on Horton Smith

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has learned of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) announcement that it is renaming its Horton Smith Award.

Golf legend Horton Smith was born in eastern Greene County in...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Heat advisory prompts opening of heat relief areas

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – To help residents keep cool during a National Weather Service-issued Heat Advisory for Greene County, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board offers air-conditioned heat relief areas at four locations in Springfield.

During Hea...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Park Board summer ball leagues resume June 15

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Springfield, MO — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s summer ball leagues resume practice and play Monday, June 15, the first day the City of Springfield’s COVID-19 recovery order allows contact sports.

Spring and summe...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Jordan Valley Park fountain opens

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – Jordan Valley Park’s Ozark Stream and Fountain opens for the season today, Friday, June 19, 2020, in downtown Springfield.

The interactive water feature typically opens in the first weekend of May, but opening was post...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Family Centers expand hours, classes; Cooper Tennis classes resume

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SPRINGFIELD, MO — Hours and services are expanding at the Park Board’s family centers, while classes resume at Cooper Tennis Complex, following facility closures this spring caused by COVID-19 prevention. 

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: May 23, 2020

SPARC Day Camp opens Tuesday, May 26, with limited capacity

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Springfield, MO — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s SPARC Day Camp opens Tuesday, May 26, in a single location with limited capacity. The camp is currently full, but parents may add children to a waiting list, which will be us...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center reopens Friday

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Springfield, MO — The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center reopens Friday, May 22, following several weeks of being closed due to COVID-19 prevention.

Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, along with all par...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Lake Springfield Park closed Friday due to maintenance shop fire

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Lake Springfield Park is closed Friday, June 12, following an early afternoon fire in the park’s maintenance shop.

No injuries were reported in the fire, and the cau...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: June 6, 2020

Park Board statement on vandalism at McDaniel Park

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Ozark Greenways repudiate the act of vandalism that took place at McDaniel Park this morning.

 Director of Parks Bob Belote said the incident was appalling and unacceptable.

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Indoor pools open Saturday, following modified schedule

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Springfield, MO — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board reopens indoor aquatics at Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers Saturday, May 23, following nine weeks of closure due to COVID-19 prevention.

Indoor pools will follow a modified schedul...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Parks tree inventory counts nearly 11,000 maintained trees

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Springfield, MO — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has completed a tree inventory at nearly all 104 developed parks sites, providing tools for documenting tree health, maintenance and economic benefits.

A total of 10,976 trees have been i...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Final phase of Timmons Hall restoration underway

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Springfield, MO — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Timmons Hall is nearing the final phase element of restoration to the building: restoration of the original heartleaf pine floor.

Historic Timmons Hall, formerly known as Timm...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: February 17, 2020

World-champion Springfield Lasers 2020 tennis season opens July 12

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Springfield, MO — The two-time world-champion Springfield Lasers Pro Tennis Team has released its 2020 season schedule, which includes a busy first week at home.

The defending champions of the World TeamTennis league begin the season in Springfie...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: August 4, 2019

Springfield Lasers win back-to-back World TeamTennis championships

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Springfield, MO — The King Trophy remains in Springfield another year as the Springfield Lasers celebrate their reign as back-to-back World TeamTennis champions.

The Lasers defeated the New York Empire, 20-19, in the 44th WTT championship Saturda...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Accessible bikes available for check-out at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

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Springfield, MO — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park is now home to three accessible tandem bicycles designed for individuals with disabilities. The bikes are available for free check-out at the Rutled...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News
Posted on: July 23, 2014

Park Board implements new photo policy

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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...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Park pavilion rentals resume at ten locations June 12

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – Ten additional park pavilions will resume rentals Friday, June 12, following closures this spring related to COVID-19 prevention. Capacity is limited at each pavilion.

Starting June 12, park pavilion rentals are available at Che...

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Springfield-Greene County Park Board News