TABLE OF CONTENTS
AQUATICS DUTCH OVEN 14
Parks, greenways and recreational programs are valu-
LEARN TO SWIM
14 - 15
able assets to communities. They deliver benefit by: FACILITIES 11 PROGRAM REGISTRATION 25
· providing fitness and socialization for individuals
· keeping young people constructively active
ACCESSIBLE 8 DAY CAMPS 18
· improving environmental quality
· contributing to economic well-being BOOT CAMP 7-8 SPORTS 18
Support your public parks – get out DANCE CLASSES 7-8 SUMMER CAMPS 18
and play and make new friends! MARTIAL ARTS 7 - 8 & 18 SOCCER
SENIORS 8 ADULT & YOUTH 1
FACILITIES MARCH - JUNE 16
MAP 22 - 23 JUNE - SEPTEMBER 17
PARK LOCATIONS 19 - 24
FARM PARK BASEBALL 1&8
MEMbERS Of ThE SPRINgfIELD– EVENTS 10 - 11 SOFTBALL 1-2
gREENE COUNTy PARk bOARD
GOLF TRAINING/CODP 4
bob horton, Chair Sidney Needem
JUNIOR GOLF 2-3 VOLLEYBALL 1
howard garrett, Vice Chair Leslie Peck
Jerry Clark Thomas Samsel LADIES 3 TENNIS
Andrea Mckinney Steven Williams LEARN GOLF 2-3 ADULTS 4-5
ICE PARK CARDIO TENNIS 5
STAff ICE SKATING & HOCKEY 6 YOUTH 5
Jodie Adams, Director of Parks
bob belote, Assistant Director of Parks OUTDOORS ZOO
Mike Crocker, Superintendent of the Zoo CAMPING 12 EVENTS 9
Miles Park, Superintendent of Parks general Services CANOE/KAYAK 12 - 13
Jerry Mitchell, Superintendent of business Operations
kim Reser, Superintendent of Recreation
Thomas Moore, Superintendent of Special facilities
Terry Whaley, Ozark greenways Director
HOTLINE NUMBERS For information and cancellations.
Jeﬀ Cumley, Jordan Valley Park Manager Adult Sports (417) 864-1379 Pavilion Information (417) 864-2098
Adult Volleyball (417) 864-1379 Tennis (417) 864-2024
Aquatics (417) 864-2099 Youth Softball (417) 864-1379
Dickerson Park Zoo (417) 864-1800 Youth Sports (417) 864-1379
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is committed to provide the highest quality of leisure
opportunities, to oﬀer programs for relaxation as well as stimulation, and to encourage personal
and community enrichment for the citizens of Springfield and Greene County, Missouri.
S P R I N g f I E L D M I S S O U R I
National Gold Medal Award Winner
1923 N. Weller In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Springfield-Greene County Park Board strives to provide quality recreational programs
Springfield, Missouri 65803 to individuals of all abilities. If you or anyone you know has a disability and would like more information on the accessibility of our programs or facili-
ties, please call the Springfield-Greene County Park Board at 837-5808. We want to work with you to continue to improve accessibility for all patrons.
(417) 864-1049 Please write to us or call Sheri Davis at 837-5808 at Northview Center if you experience diﬃculty in gaining access to any of our programs or facilities.
www.parkboard.org INCLUSIVE RECREATION
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board encourages participation by everyone in all activities. If you have a disability and need individual accommodations to partici-
pate in an activity, contact Sheri Davis at 837-5808. Please call at least one week prior to the date of participation. The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will
On the Cover: An exciting array of new parks and programs await work with individuals to meet their individual needs and enable them to participate.
you this spring and summer through your Springfield-Greene
County Park Board. We invite your family to come join us in the fun! This brochure is available on audio cassette tape. Relay Missouri #’s:
TDD users only 1-800-735-2966. Voice callers only 1-800-735-2466.
S OCC E R • BAS EBALL • SO F TBALL • VOL LE YBAL L
SOCCER YOUTH SPORTS Play Ball & Jr. Play Ball
Introduction and Basics of T-ball and
Outdoor Summer League Youth Baseball Tournaments the sport of baseball/softball.
Youth and adult teams/small-sided Killian Sports Complex 837-5817 Killian Sports Complex 837-5817
(5 vs. 5 – 7 vs. 7). Registration deadline Spring Classic May 1-2 Age: 3-4 yrs. (Jr. Play ball)
is June 4. Register online at Coach Pitch Classic Jun. 5-6 4-8 yrs. (Play ball)
www.lakecountrysoccer.org Player Pitch Classic Jun. 19-20 Date: Jun. 1-Jul. 19
Lake Country Soccer 862-3211 *City-Wide Tournament Jul. 8-11 fee: $25(Jr.); $35 (includes t-shirt)
Age: 3 yrs. and up Age: 4-14 yrs.
Date: June – Aug. fee: $125-$150 Mid-Summer Youth & Competitive
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. *Your team must compete in a Park
fee: Adult Entry fee $385; Board league or other tournament. Baseball Leagues
Adult Individual $45; youth Entry fee $300; Competitive is a five-week double
youth Individual $35 Annual Youth Softball Tune-Up header league that is sanctioned by
USSSA. Register through July 9.
Tournament Killian Sports Complex 837-5817
Summer Instructional Program Four-game guarantee; first-come basis. Age: 4-14 yrs. (Recreation)
Mini and Junior Kickers. Register on- Deadline is May 7. Divisions are Coach 10-13 yrs. (Competitive)
line at www.lakecountrysoccer.org Pitch and Girl’s Fast Pitch. Classifications Date: Jul. 19-Aug. 20
Lake Country Soccer 862-3211 are 6U in T-ball; 8U, 10U in coach pitch fee: $160-$190 (Recreation)
Age: 4 – 8 yrs. and 10U, 12U, 14U in fast pitch. $375-$428/Team (Competitive)
Date: June – Aug. Killian Sports Complex 837-5817
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Date: May 15
Instructional Volleyball Program
fee: $80/Team/T-ball & coach pitch
Killian Sports Complex 837-5817
Age: 3rd-6th grade boys and girls
Registration deadline: Jun. 25
Summer Youth & Competitive Date: Jun. 29-Jul. 27
Baseball Leagues Time: 3rd-4th: 5:30-7 p.m.
Competitive is a seven-week double 5th-6th: 7-8:30 p.m.
header league that is sanctioned by fee: $35
Killian Sports Complex 837-5817 Fall Youth & Competitive
Age: 4-14 yrs. (Recreation) Baseball Leagues
10-13 yrs. (Competitive)
Competitive is a five-week double
Registration deadline: May 3
header league that is sanctioned by
Date: May 17-Jul. 2
USSSA. Register through July.
fee: $220-$260/Team (Recreation)
Killian Sports Complex 837-5817
Age: 6-14 yrs. (Recreation)
10-13 yrs. (Competitive)
Youth Summer Softball Date: Aug. 30-Oct. 2
Divisions are Girl’s Fast Pitch, Girl’s fee: $160-$190 (Recreation)
Slow Pitch and Coed. Classifications $375-$428/Team (Competitive)
Challenger Sports British Soccer are 6U in T-ball; 8U, 10U in coach
pitch; 12U, 14U in slow pitch and 10U, All Sports Camp
Summer Camp 12U, 14U, and High School Age in fast
Boys & Girls. Register online at Killian Sports Complex 837-5817
pitch. Spots available on a first-come
www.challengersports.com Age: 4th-7th grade
basis. Deadline is May 10.
Lake Country Soccer 862-3211 Registration deadline: July 26
Killian Sports Complex 837-5817
Age: 3 yrs. – high School Date: Aug. 2-6
Date: July 26-30 Time: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Date: Jun. 1-Aug. 6
Time: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. fee: $70/Participant
fee: $220/T-ball (7-games)
(depending on age) $225/Coach & slow pitch (9-games)
fee: $81-$127 $250/fast pitch (9-games)
All classes are grouped by age and skill $550/fast pitch high school age
level. for information, call 862-3211. double-header (14-games) 1
S OF T BA L L • GOL F
SOFTBALL 24th Annual Summer GOLF
Fast Pitch Classic
Mid America ASA Region National
Qualifying and Hall of Fame tourna-
ments with a three-game guarantee.
Classification is Girl’s Fast Pitch 18U “A”.
Spots available on a first-come basis.
Deadline is Jun. 4.
Annual Adult Softball Tune-Up Killian Sports Complex 837-5817
Tournament Date: Jun. 12-13 Rivercut
fee: $360/Team ($260 entry fee and $100
Tournament with a five-game guaran- gate admission fee)
Get Golf Ready Clinics
tee. Divisions are Men’s, Women’s and Five seperate sessions covering all as-
Coed. Spots available on a first-come pects of learning golf from the begin-
basis. Deadline is Mar. 19.
Missouri ASA Girls Fast Pitch ning. Beginners only please.
Killian Sports Complex 837-5817 State Championships Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645
Date: Mar. 27 State championship tournaments with Age: 14 yrs. and up
fee: $120/Team a three-game guarantee. Classifica- Dates: Vary, Mar. 27 - Sept. 29
tions are the 12U “A” and 14U “B.” Time: Visit www.getgolfready.com
USSSA Girl’s Fast Pitch Softball Spots available on a first-come basis. fee: $99/person/session
Deadline is Jun. 17.
Tournaments Killian Sports Complex 837-5817 Adult 2-Day Golf School
Classifications are the Girl’s Fast Pitch Date: Jun. 26-27 Instruction on putting, chipping,
12& & 14U; 16U & 18U. Spots available fee: $280/Team for 12U “A”, $295/Team pitching, irons, fairway woods and
on a first-come basis. Deadlines are for 14U “b” (includes $95 gate driver. Golf notebook and instruction
Apr. 2 & May 14. admission fee) DVD included. Two-day programs.
Killian Sports Complex 837-5817 Connie Morris Learning Ctr. at Rivercut
Date: Apr. 10-11 (16U & 18U) 823-7888
May 22-23 (12U & 14U)
Missouri ASA Men’s Slow Pitch Age: Adults
fee: $370/Team ($270 entry fee and State Championships Date: March 27 & 28; April 3 & 4, 17
$100 gate admission fee) Classifications are the Men’s “B”, Men’s & 18; May 8 & 9, 22 &23; June 5
“C” & Men’s “E”. Spots available on a & 6, 12 & 13; July 10 & 11, 24 &
Adult Mid-Summer Softball first-come basis. Deadline is Jul. 29. 25; Aug. 7 & 8, 21 & 22
Seven-week adult softball league. Divi- Killian Sports Complex 837-5817 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
sions are men’s, senior men’s, women’s Date: Aug. 8-9 fee: $295
and coed. Spots available on a first- fee: $250/Team (includes $50 gate
come basis. Deadline is May 14. admission fee) Snag Golf
Killian Sports Complex 837-5817 A great way to get your junior started
Date: Jun. 1-Jul. 23 Adult Fall Softball in golf. Clubs provided; prizes and rule
fee: $225/Team Seven-week adult softball league. Divi- book. Five-week session meets on
sions are men’s, senior men’s, women’s Tuesdays. Meets outdoors.
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
33rd Annual Heart of the Ozarks and coed. Spots available on a
Age: 5-10 yrs.
first-come basis. Deadline is Aug. 2.
Fast Pitch Classic Killian Sports Complex 837-5817 Date: Apr. 20 – May 18
National Qualifying tournament with a Date: Aug. 16-Oct. 4 Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
three-game guarantee. Classification is fee: $225/Team fee: $50
the Girl’s Fast Pitch 12U “A.” Spots avail-
able on a first-come basis. Deadline is LPGA-USGA Girls Program
May 28. Instruction for junior girls getting
Killian Sports Complex 837-5817 started. Tues. & Thur. for three weeks.
Date: Jun. 5-6 Connie Morris Learning Ctr. at Rivercut
fee: $360/Team ($260 entry fee and 823-7888
$100 gate admission fee) Age: 7-17 yrs.
Date: June 1 – 17
Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
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Junior Youth Golf Camp Junior Golf Clinic Horton Smith
A week of fun and golf. Learn putting, PGA Professional instruction on all the
chipping, irons, woods, driver and basic fundamentals of golf for juniors,
Ladies Clinic & League
rules, plus a DVD with practice drills. including putting, chipping and the (Get Golf Ready)
Five-day camp. full swing, as well as proper etiquette. Five weeks of beginner lessons
Connie Morris Learning Ctr. at Rivercut Play at the Betty Allison Par 3 course. followed by a five-week nine hole
823-7888 Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course league. We will teach you the basics of
Age: 10-16 yrs. 833-9962 the proper golf swing, followed by a
Date: June 7 -11; July 5 - 9; Aug. 2 - 6 Age: 7-15 yrs. transition to the golf course with
Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m. Date: Jun. 14-18 and/or Jun. 21-25 league play.
fee: $175 Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639
fee: $70/Session Age: 14 yrs. and up
SGA Men’s City Championship $120/both sessions Register by: Apr. 2
Compete for the title of City Champ. Date: Apr. 6-Jun. 15
Numerous flights based on entries. Junior Golf Leagues Time: 5:30 p.m.
Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645 Five weeks of golf play at the Betty fee: $195/Inclusive
Age: 14 yrs. and up Allison Par 3 golf course with 30
Date: Jul. 17-18 minutes of PGA instruction each week. Junior Golf Clinic (Four-Day)
Time: 7:30 a.m. Tee Time Start Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course Four days of beginner lessons. We will
fee: $135/person 833-9962 teach you the basics of the proper golf
Age: 7-15 yrs. swing, chipping, putting, and golf
SAWGA Women’s Date: Jun. 16-Jul. 14 and/or etiquette.
Jul. 21-Aug. 18 Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639
City Championship Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Age: 5-14 yrs.
Compete for the title of City Champ. fee: $75/League Register by: Jun. 2
Numerous flights based on entries. Date: Jun. 8-Jun. 11
Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645
Age: 14 yrs. and up
Beginning Golf Clinic Time: 8:30-10 a.m.
Open to anyone who wants to learn fee: $65
Date: Jul. 31- Aug. 1
Time: 7:30 a.m. Tee Time Start the game of golf or improve their
fee: $100/person game. This six-week clinic includes four Junior Golf League
weeks of instruction and two weeks of Come on Tues., Wed., or Thurs. for five
Bill & Payne Stewart Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course
weeks of Junior Golf League. We have
30 minutes of instruction and two
833-9962 hours of supervised play.
Age: All ages Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639
Date: Jun. 23-Jul. 28 Age: 5-14 yrs.
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Register by: Jun. 11
fee: $100 Date: Jun. 15-Jul. 15
Time: Noon -2:30 p.m.
Springfield Junior fee: $75
City Championship Junior Golf Clinic (Five-Week)
Golf Tournament for juniors. This tour-
Golf Birthday Party/Private nament will determine the city cham-
Come on Tues., Wed., or Thurs. for five
weeks of beginner golf lessons. We will
Clubhouse Rental pion for various junior age groups of
teach you the basics of the proper golf
Looking for a new and fun way to have both boys and girls. Awards and lunch
swing, chipping, putting, and golf
a birthday party? Try the new Betty included.
Allison Family Golf Center. Kids food Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course
Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639
and golf fun for everyone. 833-9962
Age: 5-14 yrs.
Betty Allison Family Golf Center Age: 7-15 yrs.
Register by: Jun. 11
833-9962 Date: Jul. 26
Date: Jun. 15-Jul. 15
Age: All ages Time: 8 a.m. Tee Time Start
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Date: Any fee: Varies according to age group
Time: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
fee: Call for more information 3
AQUAT IC S • T E N NI S
Year-round program promoting social
tennis for intermediate to advanced
Young athletes interested Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800
in the Community Olympic Age: 16 yrs. and up
Development Program for Tennis, Date: Every Mon. and Wed.
Weightlifting, Volleyball or Ice Time: Noon-2 p.m.
Hockey contact the following: fee: free/Member
CODP Program Manager Family Learn to Swim
874-2174 at Fassnight Pool
The Family Learn to Swim program is
Tennis designed to accommodate all ages-
from infants with a parent through
level 5 skills. This program focuses on
Cooper Tennis Complex
teaching swimming skills as well as
water safety! The class takes place
three times per week on Tues., Wed.
Weightlifting and Thurs. for two weeks.
Brandon Ezzell Fassnight Park Pool 891-1616
St. Johns HealthTracks Age: 6 months and up
820-5010 Date: Session 1 Jun. 8-17 Adult Beginning
Session 2 Jun. 22- July 1 Provides adults with a comfortable and
Volleyball Session 3 Jul. 6-15 easy approach for learning the basics
Lori Endicott-Vandersnick Session 4 Jul. 20-29 of tennis in a group setting.
Doling Family Center 837-5900 Time: Time A 10:15-11 a.m. Gillenwaters Tennis Complex 837-5800
Time B 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Age: 18 yrs. and up
Time C 6:45-7:30 p.m. Mon.: Spring: Apr. 12-May 24
Ice Hockey Time D 7:45-8:30 p.m. Summer 1: Jun. 7-Jul. 19
Al Valdivia fee: $35/Student/Session Summer 2: Jul. 26-Sep. 13
Mediacom Ice Park
Wed.: Spring: Apr. 14-May 26
Meador Swim Team Summer 1: Jun. 9-Jul. 21
Are you interested in swimming on a Summer 2: Jul. 28-Sep. 8
team? Do you want to have fun, meet Time: 6-7 p.m.
new people and swim every day? This fee: $24/Person
is an eight-week long program that in-
cludes practices that focus on stroke Adult Intermediate
development, fundamentals of turns Introduces adults to additional tennis
and starts, fitness and having fun! You strokes and limited match play situa-
will compete in real swim meets just tions.
like the pros against other area teams Gillenwaters Tennis Complex 837-5800
and work on self-confidence that will Age: 18 yrs. and up
help you continue on in your swim- Mon.: Spring: Apr. 12-May 24
ming career. You must be able to swim Summer 1: Jun. 7-Jul. 19
one length of the Meador Pool- 50 yards. Summer 2: Jul. 26-Sep. 13
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616 Wed.: Spring: Apr. 14-May 26
Age: 6-18 yrs. Summer 1: Jun. 9-Jul. 21
Date: Jun. 8-Jul. 30 Summer 2: Jul. 28-Sep. 8
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
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Tennis On Campus World TeamTennis Rec League TENNIS
Interschool team tennis league for Adult co-ed team tennis league for in- YOUTH PROGRAMS
college coeds. termediate to advanced players using
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800 non-traditional formats and scoring. Youth Beginning
Age: 18 yrs. and up Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800 Provides youth with a comfortable and
Thurs: Mar. 4-Apr. 22 Age: 18 yrs. and up easy approach for learning the basics
Time: 7-9 p.m. Mon: Aug. 2-Sep. 27 of tennis in a group setting.
fee: $15/Student Time: 7-9 p.m. Gillenwaters Tennis Complex 837-5800
fee: $40/Team Age: 9-12 yrs.
Cooper Adult Academy Tues: Spring: Apr. 13-May 25
Specialized tennis training for adults. USTA League Tennis Fall: Aug. 3-Sep. 14
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800 World’s largest team league for adults Thurs: Spring: Apr. 15-May 27
Age: 18 yrs. and up of all ages and skill levels with singles, Fall: Aug. 5-Sep. 16
Date: Apr. 6-27; May 4-25; Jun. 1-29 doubles and mixed doubles matches. Time: 6-7 p.m.
Jul. 6-27; Aug. 3-31 Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800 fee: $24/Person
Time: Tues., Noon-2 p.m. Age: Adults = 19 yrs. and up Mon – Thurs (2-week sessions)
Monthly fee: $65/Member Seniors = 50 yrs. and up Summer 1: Jun. 7-17
$80/Non-member Super Seniors = 60 yrs. and up Summer 2: Jun. 21-Jul. 1
Daily Pass: $16/Member Super 70’s = 70 yrs. and up Summer 3: Jul. 5-16
18/Non-member Date: Call for schedule and Summer 4: Jul. 19-29
registration information Time: 9 -10 a.m.
Cardio Tennis fee: $42/USTA Membership fee: $32/Person
Customized fast-paced tennis fitness $35/League fee
program with music. Youth Intermediate
Cooper & Gillenwaters Tennis
Next step in once-a- week recreational
Age: 16 yrs. and up
Gillenwaters Tennis Complex 837-5800
Spring: May 3-May 27
Age: 9-12 yrs.
Summer 1: Jun. 1-Jul. 22
Tues: Spring: Apr. 13-May 25
Summer 2: Jul. 26-Sep. 16
Fall: Aug. 3-Sep. 14
Tues/Thurs: 9-10 a.m. at Cooper
Thurs: Spring: Apr. 15-May 27
Mon/Wed: 6-7 p.m. at Gillenwaters
Fall: Aug. 5-Sep. 16
fee: 10 workouts = $50/Member;
Time: 7-8 p.m.
7 workouts = $42/Member;
Mon-Thurs (2-week sessions)
Summer 1: Jun. 7-17
Single workout = $10/Member;
Summer 2: Jun. 21-Jul. 1
Summer 3: Jul. 5-16
National Tennis Month May 13: 7-8:30 p.m. Summer 4: Jul. 19-29
(13-17 yrs. only) at Gillenwaters Time: 10-11 a.m.
Free-For-All Lessons May 18: 6-7:30 p.m. fee: $32/Person
Youth (9-12 yrs. only) at Perry
One free tennis lesson for youth. fee: free
Cooper & Gillenwaters Tennis Com-
Introduces intermediate youth to addi-
plexes, Perry Tennis Courts 837-5800 Adult tional strokes and match play situa-
Age: 5 yrs. and up One free tennis lesson for adults. tions.
Date: May 7: 5-6:30 p.m. Cooper & Gillenwaters Tennis Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800
(5-8 yrs. only) at Perry Complexes 837-5800 Age: 9-12 yrs.
May 8: 11-12:30 p.m. Age: 18 yrs. and up Sat: Spring: Apr. 17-May 29
(13-17 yrs. only) at Cooper Date: May 4: 7-8:30 p.m. Summer 2: Jul. 24-Sep. 11
May 10: 6-7:30 p.m. at Gillenwaters Fri: Summer 1: Jun. 4-Jul. 16
(9-12 yrs. only) at Gillenwaters May 15: 1-2:30 p.m. Time: 9-11 a.m.
May 12: 6-7:30 p.m. at Cooper fee: $56/Member
(5-8 yrs. only) at Gillenwaters fee: free $77/Non-member
T E N NI S
Cooper Tennis Academy
Pathway of player development
through six diﬀerent levels, beginning
at age 5. Levels 5 & 6 are for younger
children learning how to play tennis on
shorter courts using a variety of softer Ice Skating Lessons
tennis balls. Learn the basics in eight weeks.
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800 Plus, participate in eight free prac-
Age: 8-10 yrs. tice sessions to enhance your skills.
Level 5: Tues. and Thurs. Mediacom Ice Park 866-7444
Time: 7-8 p.m. NJTL (National Junior Tennis & Age: All Ages
fee: $40/Member fee: $90 (Includes skate rental)
Date: Apr. 1-29 Outreach program featuring a variety
of on-court tennis games and life skills
Learn to Play Hockey
May 4-27 Learn the fundamentals of hockey
Jun. 1-29 education.
during this eight-week course. Also
Jul. 6-29 Gillenwaters Tennis Complex, Perry
enjoy eight free practice sessions.
Aug. 3-26 Tennis Courts 837-5800
Mediacom Ice Park 866-7444
Age: 5-7 yrs. Age: 6-14 yrs.
Age: youth - Adult
Level 6: Tues and Thurs Mon/Wed: Jun. 8-Jul. 21
fee: $90 (Includes skate rental)
Time: 6:15-7 p.m. Time: 9-11 a.m.
fee: $20/Member fee: free
Youth House Hockey League
$28/Non-member This non-checking league is avail-
Date: Apr. 1-29 USTA Junior TeamTennis able to players who want to learn
May 4-27 Weekly team matches for intermediate skills and improve on their hockey
Jun. 1-29 and advanced juniors with the abilities. The sessions are once per
Jul. 6-29 potential to advance to championship week for eight weeks. There will also
Aug. 3-26 events. be one game a week. Skaters need
Gillenwaters Tennis Complex 837-5800 to have completed Learn to Play or
Junior Tennis Maniacs Age: 10 yrs. and Under QuickStart; another development program to
Free court time with minimal 14 yrs. and Under; 18 yrs. and Under register.
instruction for the tennis fanatic. Thurs: Jun. 10 – Jul. 22 Mediacom Ice Park 866-7444
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800 Time: 6-9 p.m. Age: 6-17 yrs.
Age: 12-18 yrs. fee: $25/USTA Member fee: $90 (Includes skate rental)
Date: Apr. 3 & 17 $40/Non-USTA Member
May 1 & 15 CODP Ice Hockey Clinic
Time: 3-5 p.m. Teenage Intro Youth will receive on-and-oﬀ the ice
fee: free Provides teenagers with a comfortable training to develop their skills in
and easy approach for learning the skating, body strength and overall
basics of tennis and then progressing knowledge of ice hockey.
into match play situations. Mediacom Ice Park 866-7444
Gillenwaters Tennis Complex 837-5800 Age: 13-18 yrs.
Age: 13-17 yrs. fee: Vary
Mon and Wed: Jun. 2-30
Jul 5-28 Adult Hockey League
Aug. 2-25 Three groupings are available: be-
Time: 5-6 p.m. ginner, intermediate and advanced.
fee: $56/Person All leagues are non-checking and
designed to improve player skills
and competition on the ice.
Mediacom Ice Park 866-7444
Age: 18 yrs. & up
fee: $195 for league and $37 for USA
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C HE S T E R FIE LD FA MILY CE NTER • DOLI NG FAM ILY C ENT ER
CHESTERFIELD Salsa Dancing Little Movers
FAMILY CENTER A five-week Wed. session of a variety of This is a creative class for developing
contemporary salsa dance styles. coordination and social skills through
Boot Camp Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616 the use of music and movement.
A Tues. and Thurs. advanced exercise Age: 12 yrs. and up Doling Family Center 837-5900
experience for those needing a change Date: May 19-Jun. 16 Age: 2-4 yrs.
of pace. Time: 7:15 p.m. Date: Jun. 16-Jul. 28
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616 fee: $35/Member Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Age: 16 yrs. and up $45/Non-member fee: $25/Member
Date: Session I: May 4-Jun. 10 Yoga $35/Non-member
Session II: Jun. 22-Jul. 29
Five-week Tues. sessions of Yoga that can
Time: 6 a.m. Ballet
accommodate any level of experience.
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616 Seven-week class will teach beginning
Age: 12 yrs. and up dancers basic techniques in Ballet.
Date: Jun. 22-Jul. 20 Doling Family Center 837-5900
Ballroom Dance Time: 7 p.m. Age: 4-6 yrs. and 7-10 yrs.
Five-week Mon. sessions of a variety of fee: $35/Member Date: Jun. 19-Aug. 7
ballroom dance styles. $45/Non-member Time: 9-9:45 a.m. (4-6 yrs.)
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616 10-11 a.m. (7-10 yrs.)
Age: 12 yrs. and up fee: $25/Member
Date: Session I: May 17-Jun. 14 $35/Non-member
Session II: Jun. 28-Jul. 26
Time: 7 p.m. Jazz/Modern Dance
Seven-week class will teach beginning
dancers basic techniques in Jazz and
Power Yoga Doling Family Center 837-5900
Five-week Wed. session of Astanga Age: 4-6 yrs. and 7-10 yrs.
Power Yoga that will give you a very Zumba Date: Jun. 19-Aug. 7
physical workout. Monthly Tues. and Thurs. sessions of Time: 11-11:45 a.m. (4-6 yrs.)
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616 this new aerobic workout system. Noon-1 p.m. (7-10 yrs.)
Age: 12 yrs. and up Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616 fee: $25/Member
Date: Session I: May 19-Jun. 16 Age: 16 yrs. and up $35/Non-member
Session II: Jun. 30-Jul. 28 Date: Ongoing
Session III: Aug. 11-Sept. 8 Time: 5:30 p.m.
Beginning and Advanced
Time: 7 p.m.
fee: $35/Member $35/8-Pack/Non-member Tae Kwon Do
$45/Non-member Program will help
DOLING build strength,
Tai Chi FAMILY CENTER self esteem and
Five-week Wed. session of Tai Chi in- Power Yoga skills while
cluding relaxation, focus & balance for
A mix of Yoga and Pilates. For those making new
all experience levels.
who are looking to improve balance friends.
Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616
and coordination. Classes meet Tues. Doling Family
Age: 18 yrs. and up
and Thurs. Free Thursday classes Center 837-5900
Date: Session I: May 19-Jun. 16
meet May 13 & Jul. 8. Try it! Age: 7 yrs. and up
Session II: Jun. 30-Jul. 28
Doling Family Center 837-5900 Date: Jun. 22-Aug. 12
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Age: Adult Aug. 24-Oct. 14
Date: Tues: May 11-Jun. 22; Time: 5:30-6:15 p.m.-Beginning
Jul. 6-Aug. 17 6:15-7 p.m.-Advanced
Thurs: May 20-Jul. 1 fee: $30/Member
Jul. 15-Aug. 26 $40/Non-member
Time: 6-7 p.m.
fee: $25/Member 7
D OL I N G FA MILY CE N T E R
Tai Chi Boot Camp
A program to help balance and Looking for a challenging fitness
coordination by using slow methodical routine that has some accountability?
movements and breathing techniques. Fitness Boot Camp classes are a fun
Doling Family Center 837-5900 and exciting way to look great in your
Age: Adult swim suit this summer! Each workout is
Date: Jun. 23- Aug. 11 diﬀerent, so you never get bored!
Time: 6-7 p.m. Doling Family Center 837-5900
fee: $30/Member Age: 13 yrs. and up
$40/Non-member Date: Tues. and Fri., ongoing
Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Zumba fee: 8 class punch card $25/Member
This class combines Latin music and $35/Non-member
easy-to- follow moves to create an
aerobic workout. Tues./Thurs. classes. Start Smart Baseball Programs for Ages 55 & Up
Doling Family Center 837-5900 Start Smart Baseball is a developmen- The Northview Center welcomes
Age: Adult tally appropriate introductory baseball persons 55 and up to participate
Date: Ongoing, 8-pack class visit program for children 3-6 years old. in a wide variety of programs
Time: Tues. 6 p.m. / Thurs. 6:30 p.m. The program prepares children for and activities in a relaxed, social
fee: $30/Member organized T-ball, baseball and softball atmosphere. There is no member-
$40/Non-member in a fun non-threatening environment. ship fee at the Northview Center -
Doling Family Center 837-5900 participants are welcome to use
Age: 3-6 yrs. the amenities at the facility. The
Date: Sat., May 15-Jun. 26 Generator monthly newsletter is
Time: 10-11 a.m. available online at parkboard.org
fee: $25/Member at Northview Center or by calling
Monday – Friday,
8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Specialized programs are oﬀered
for adults 18 years and up with
disabilities, for those opting not to
participate in Inclusion. Programs
include: Bowling, TEAM, Ceramics,
Line Dance, Tennis, Golf, Camping
and Canoeing/Float Trip. For
program schedule and registration
information, call 837-5808.
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DICKERSON PARK ZOO
ZOO Mother’s Day Pancakes in the Park
Free Zoo admission for mothers all day. Enjoy a feast with the beasts during
Prize drawing and giveaways. Zoo our annual pancake breakfast
moms will be highlighted at exhibits prepared by Village Inn Restaurants at
with recent births throughout the Zoo. the Zoo’s Bush Country Café.
Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800 Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800
Age: All ages Age: All ages
Date: May 9 Date: Jul. 24
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Time: 7-10 a.m.
fee: $8 Adults and Teens fee: $8 Adults and Teens; $5 children ages
$5 Child 3-12 yrs. 3-12 zoo admission.
free for Mothers Pancake breakfast: $5 Adult;
Zoobilee Discounted “early bird” admission
Enrichment EGGstravagnza Children’s music, entertainment, and from 7-9 a.m.
Watch as the zookeepers hide activities throughout the park. Also
papier-mâché eggs filled with yummy featuring scheduled zookeeper chats Ballet and the Beast
treats for the animals to find. and animal enrichment. Activities are New partnership event hosted by
Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800 planned for children 12 and under. Springfield Ballet and Friends of the
Age: All ages Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800 Zoo.
Date: Apr. 3 Age: All ages Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Date: May 22 Age: All ages
fee: free with Zoo admission Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Date: Aug. 12
($8 adults and teens, $5 children fee: free with Zoo admission Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
ages 3-12) ($8 adults and teens, $5 children fee: Call for details
Party for the Planet McDonald’s Dollar Day
Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo and Father’s Day Ronald McDonald Tooth Truck tours,
engage in hands-on, conservation Free Zoo admission for fathers all day. Ronald McDonald Meet and Greet,
learning stations. Also featuring Prize drawing and special oﬀers. McDonald’s Scavenger Hunt,
scheduled zookeeper chats and animal Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800 scheduled entertainment and $1
enrichment. Activities are planned for Age: All ages specials throughout the Zoo. Activities
children 12 and under. Date: Jun. 20 are planned for children 12 and under.
Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800 Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800
Age: All ages fee: $8 Adults and Teens Age: All ages
Date: Apr. 17 $5 Child 3-12 yrs. Date: Aug. 28
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. free for fathers Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
fee: free with Zoo admission fee: $1/Person Zoo admission all day
($8 adults and teens, $5 children
ages 3-12) Art Gone Wild
A partnership with Friends of the Zoo
St. John’s Teddy Bear Rally and The Springfield Regional Arts
Bear Care Clinic, Zoolympics and Council. Children 12 and under receive
entertainment throughout the Zoo. a passport to five wild art activity and
Activities are planned for children 12 learning stations throughout the park.
and under. Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800
Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800 Age: All ages
Age: All ages Date: Jun. 26
Date: Apr. 24 Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. fee: free with Zoo admission
fee: $1/Person Zoo admission all day ($8 adults and teens, $5 children
gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ages 3-12)
RUT L ED G E -W IL S ON FA R M COM M UNI T Y PARK
FARM PARK or sign up for a special picnic lunch.
Some activities have a small fee.
is home to a new animal barn, new visitor’s Ladybugs, leaves, sunshine and trees
center and gift shop, renovated chicken Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 take root and grow at the third annual
coop, farmhouse and garage, shop and Age: All ages Young Sprouts in the Garden. Many
milking barn. The grounds have Date: May 8 10 a.m.-4 p.m. adventures, crafts and activities await
demonstration crops and gardens, 20-acre May 9 Noon-4 p.m. you while learning about kid-related
native prairie, pasture land, one-mile paved fee: fREE
gardening, nature and our environ-
trail, farm-themed playground and Wilson’s
ment. Some activities have a small fee.
Creek. Seasonal events celebrated
year-long! Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949
Age: All ages
Date: Jun. 12
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bring dad to the Farm to enjoy some
down-home bluegrass music and tasty
barbecue treats. Don’t miss this oppor-
Fun Family Fishing Night tunity to check out some classic cars
National Ag Day Bring the whole family and participate that will remind dad of the “good old
National Agriculture Day takes place in our fishing contest to win fun prizes days!” Some activities have a small fee.
on the first day of spring as a way to or just relax by the bonfire. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949
celebrate American agriculture and the Registration is required. Age: All ages
farmers who help provide the food, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 Date: Jun. 19 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
fiber, shelter, energy and other Age: All ages Jun. 20 Noon-4 p.m.
materials we use on a daily basis. Date: May 14, Jun. 11, fee: fREE
Some activities have a small fee. Jul. 16, Aug. 6
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Age: All ages
fREE/4 yrs. and under Saddle up and join us for a western
Date: Mar. 20
celebration down on the Farm! Take a
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
journey through hundreds of years of
history as we explore the ways of the
old west. Some activities have a small
Easter at the Farm fee.
Hop on over to the Farm for a day of Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949
“eggciting” activities. Take a carriage Age: All ages
ride with the Easter Bunny, get an Date: Jul. 24
Easter photo taken, hunt for eggs and Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
participate in crafts. Some activities fee: fREE
have a small fee.
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 Fiber Arts Fair
Age: All ages
Join us for an exciting weekend of There’s so much to learn at the Farm!
Date: Apr. 3
dairy discoveries! Visitors will have the Visitors can enjoy workshops and
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
opportunity to rotate through fun and classes in various fiber techniques,
interactive activities exploring the life demonstrations on spinning and
cycle of a dairy cow, the milking weaving or visit with many local guild
Mother’s Day at the Farm process, how much milk cows produce booths. Some activities have a small
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Farm and the many products made from fee.
and enjoy many favorite spring time milk. Some activities have a small fee. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949
activities! Purchase fresh flowers from Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949 Age: All ages
the field, make a special card for mom Age: All ages Date: Aug. 14
Date: Jun. 5 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jun. 6 Noon-5 p.m. fee: fREE
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RU T L EDGE -WIL SON FA RM COM M UNI T Y PARK
FARM PARK CAMPS “Happy Trails” Summer Camp
Join the Rutledge-Wilson herd as we
Little Farmers head out west. Campers will become
Little Farmers is a four-week program cowboys and cowgirls as we learn why
designed for children ages 4-5 and it’s really called the “Wild West.” This
their parents or guardians. Each week program is a full-day summer camp.
participants will learn about a diﬀerent Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5945
animal found in the big red barn Age: 8-9 yrs.
through fun stories, activities, crafts, Date: Jul. 12-16
and up close animal interactions. Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5945 “Growing Up Farm” Summer Camp fee: $65/Week
Age: 4-5 yrs. How do animals grow up? Each day we
Date: Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24 will learn about a diﬀerent animal’s
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. lifecycle through stories, games, crafts, “Future Farmers” Summer Camp
fee: $25/Entire session and animal interactions. We will even Have you ever wondered what farmers
hatch our own baby ducks! This really do all day? Campers will roll up
program is a half-day summer camp. their sleeves alongside the Farm staﬀ
“Barnyard Adventures” Summer as they learn the importance of
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5945
Camp Age: 4-5 yrs. farming. This program is a full-day
Do you know why pigs roll in the mud Date: Jul. 19-23 summer camp.
or where ice cream really comes from? Time: 9 a.m.-Noon Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5945
We will discover just what makes a fee: $35/Week Age: 10-12 yrs.
farm so fun and exciting through Date: Aug. 9-13
games, activities, crafts, and up-close Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
animal interactions. This program is a “Once Upon A Farm” Summer Camp fee: $65/Week
half-day summer camp. Do you know who lives on a farm? Join
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5945 us as we peek inside the barn and
Age: 4-5 yrs. learn about all of the animals found
Date: Jun. 7-11 inside, their care and the products they
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon provide for us. This program is a full-
fee: $35/Week day summer camp.
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5945
Age: 6-7 yrs.
Date: Jun. 21-25
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
C A M PI N G
CAMPING Camp Challenge CAMP ADVENTURE
PROGRAMS Youth Trip Camps Family-Group Trip Camps
All trips depart from the Fees include Activities, Guides, Six
Tom Watkins Center 833-8647 or Meals, Tent(s), Transportation, and
833-8923 Admission Fees.
Ages: 9 – 16 yrs. All trips depart from the Park Board
Time: All Trips run 7:30 a.m., Tues. Oﬃce, 1923 N. Weller, Springfield.
through 5:30 p.m., Thurs. Advance Registration Required:
fee: $60/Camper/Trip 833-8647 or 833-8923
**Register for more than one trip and re- Ages: families and groups
ceive a $5 discount per trip. Add a $10 late Time: All Trips run 5:30 p.m., Fri.
registration fee if registering under 10-days through 4:30 p.m., Sun.
of trip departure. fee: $60/1; $100/2-3
$30/each/4 or more
Ha Ha Tonka State Park Trip Camp
WOW National Outdoor Recreation Camping, Caving, Hiking, History, and Ha Ha Tonka State Park
and Conservation School/ Water Recreation at beautiful and Family – Group Camp
Springfield scenic Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Camping, Canoeing, Caving, Dutch
Date: Jun. 15-17 Oven Cooking, Geocaching, Hiking,
Creating the opportunity to get out-
doors! Exploring-Discovering-Learning. History, Kayaking, and Nature at beau-
In cooperation with the Park Board. Bennett Springs State Park tiful and scenic Ha Ha Tonka State Park.
Ritter Springs Park 833-8647 Trip Camp Date: Jun. 11-13
Age: All ages Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking
Date: Apr. 16-17 Float Trip, Geocaching, and Nature in Ritter Springs Park -Wildcat
Time: Fri. evening through the valley at Bennett Springs State
fee: Varies Date: Jun. 29-Jul. 1 Family-Group Camp
Camping at Springfield’s Ritter Springs
Camp Ritter Family-Group Prairie State Park Trip Camp Park, with a day trip to Carver National
Historical Site, Shoals Creek, and Wild-
Camping Overnight Bison and Elk Observation, Camping, cat Glades near Joplin, Mo. Additional
Camp out at beautiful Ritter Springs Nature and Prairie Life on Missouri’s activities include: Catch ‘N Release
Park in your own camper, trailer, or largest prairie at Prairie State Park. Fishing, Dutch Oven Cooking,
tent. Fees include opportunities for: Date: Jul. 13-15 Geocaching, and Nature Hikes.
Camping, Canoeing-Kayaking, Catch ‘N Date: Jul. 23-25
Release Fishing, Caving, Dutch Oven Paddy Creek Wilderness Trip Camp
Clinic/Lunch, GPS-Geocaching, Camping, Creek Splashing, Day
Acclimatization Night Hike-Bat Flight
Prairie State Park
Packing, Float Trip, Nature and Wildlife
and more. within the Paddy Creek U.S. Forest Family-Group Camp
Ritter Springs Park 833-8647 or Service Recreation and Wilderness Bison and Elk Observation, Camping,
833-8923 Area. Dutch Oven Cooking, President Harry
Age: All ages Date: Jul. 27-29 S. Truman’s Birthplace National
Date: Apr. 23-24 and May 21-22 Historical Site, Nature Hiking and
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Fri. Prairie Life on Missouri’s largest prairie
through 5:30 p.m., Sat.
Western Lake Oologah, Okla. at Prairie State Park.
fee: $25/1-3; $5/each Add’l Trip Camp Date: Aug. 20-22
free/6 yrs. and under; Add Camping, “Ghost” Mansion, Water
$10/family for on-site Registration Rescue and Lake Rescue Floating, Will
Call 417-353-7341 day-of Rogers Western Ranch and Museum
near Claremore, Okla. on the U.S. Corps
of Engineers Lake Oologah.
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C ANOE ING • C AV ING
Cold Weather Canoeing Clinic
Basic cold weather canoeing skills,
safety, and survival.
Lake Springfield 833-8647
Age: All ages
Date: Mar. 20 CAVING PROGRAMS Giboney Cave Tours
Explore Springfield’s historical Giboney
Time: 1-3 p.m. Bat and Cave Awareness Cave, learning its myths, facts, and his-
fee: $25/Canoe (2-Individuals)
Presentations tory. Shoes may get muddy and wet on
Artifacts and Fossils, Bat Education, Walking Tour; you will get very muddy
Canoeing and Kayaking Floats, Cave Habitat Awareness and Safety, and wet on Tunnel Tours. All tours
Safety, and Skills and “WNS”† Updates. subject to bats, weather, and “WNS”.
Spend a relaxing afternoon floating Tom Watkins Center 833-8647 Giboney Cave, Doling Park 833-8647
the James River Water Trail-Lake Age: 7 yrs. and up Age: 6 yrs. and up
Springfield. You may float along with Date: Mar. 13 Date: May 1 and 8
the guide or float oﬀ on your own Time: 1 p.m. Apr. 18 and 25, and May 23*
exploration to the take-out point. fee: free Time: 1-4 p.m.
Lake Springfield 833-8647 fee: $3/Person/Walking Tour
Age: All ages Sequiota Cave Boat Tours $10/family of 4
Date: May 2 and 23 $5/Person/Tunnels get Wet ‘N
No walking or crawling as you slowly
Time: 1:30-4 p.m. Muddy Tour; $20/family of 5
float through Springfield’s historical
fee: $30/Canoe (1-3 Individual) *“youth Day,” One fREE youth
Sequiota Cave learning its myths, facts
$25/kayak (1-Individual) (Under Age 16) Admission with
and history. A great experience for the
young and young at heart. All tours
Twilight Floats subject to bat migration changes,
Float part of the scenic and relaxing weather and “WNS.”
James River Water Trail for up to 2.5- Sequiota Cave, Sequiota Park 833-8647
hrs. Guides will be available to assist Age: 6 yrs. and up
you with skills if you desire. Date: Call after March 17 for exact
Lake Springfield 833-8647 dates and times
Age: All ages fee: $5/Person
Date: May 2 and 8, and Jun. 5
Time: 6-9 p.m.
fee: $25/Canoe (1-3 Individuals) †
“WNS” is “White-nose Syndrome”
Walk-Ups at $30/Canoe; $30/kayak
Water Rescue, Canoeing and Artifacts and Fossils /
Kayaking Skills, and Float Bat Awareness Presentations
YOU WILL GET WET! Basic Water Res- Basic Native American and American
cue, Canoeing and Kayaking Skills, and Artifacts; Basic Missouri Fossils & Basic
a short Float Trip. bat awareness.
Lake Springfield 833-8647 Giboney Cave, Doling Park 833-8647
Age: All ages Age: 6 yrs. and up
Date: Jun. 5 Date: May 8
Time: 1-5 p.m. Time: 11 a.m. (Bat Awareness)
fee: $30/Canoe (1-3 Individual); 1 p.m. (Artifacts & Fossils)
$25/kayak (1-Individual) fee: free 13
E D UC AT I O N • O U TD OO R SAF E T Y • PH OTO GR APHY • DUTC H OVE N
ENVIRONMENTAL OUTDOOR SAFETY
EDUCATION and and SURVIVAL
Winter Outdoor Preparedness,
Safety and Survival, Cities to
Learn the basics of outdoor safety and
survival, no matter if you’re in the city Dutch Oven Cookery Clinics
or the wilderness. Brush up on or experience for the first
Tom Watkins Center 833-8647 time the historical skill of Dutch Oven
Age: All ages Cooking. Participants will prepare, cook,
Date: Mar. 13 and consume a Dutch Oven Meal.
Time: 10:30 a.m. 833-8647 or 833-8923
fee: free Age: 11 yrs. and up
Owl Program and Owl Prowl Date: Apr. 24 and May 22 (Ritter
Night Hike Wilderness First Aid National Springs Park – 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.);
A live Owl Program, then see what we Certification May 15 (Valley Water Mill –
see in the night. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
Basic national Wilderness First Aid
Ritter Springs Park 833-8647 fee: $10/Person; $16/2
National Recognized Certification.
Age: 7 yrs. and up Tom Watkins Center 833-8647
Date: Apr. 23 Age: All ages Spring Hike and
Time: 6:30 p.m. Date: Apr. 30-May 1 Geocaching Demo
fee: $2/Person Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m., Fri. Acclimatization spring hike, including a
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat. hands-on Geocaching Demonstration.
Acclimatization Night Hike, Bat fee: $90 BYO daypack picnic lunch.
Program, and MO Endangered Ritter Springs Park 833-8647
PHOTOGRAPHY/ Age: 6 yrs. and up
Bladderpod; Bird Walk 101; CAVE, NATURE, and Date: May 1
Wildflower Walk OUTDOOR Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Get into nature, get into PROGRAMS fee: $3/Person
$2/Person/groups of 10+
acclimatization with this easy-to-
moderate night hike, bat education, Leave No Trace Awareness Free
and MO Endangered Bladderpod
program. Basic Birding & Bird Walk 101. Presentations
Ritter Springs Park 833-8647 Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics
Age: 7 yrs. and up Principals and Awareness.
Date: Apr. 24 and May 22 Tom Watkins Center 833-8647
(Night Hike) Age: 7 and up
Apr. 24 and May 15 Date: Mar. 13
(Bird Walk/Wildflower) Time: 2:30 p.m.
Time: 6:30 p.m. (Night Hike) fee: free
8-9:30 a.m. (Bird Walk 101)
10-11:30 a.m. (Wildflower) GPS-Geocaching-Earth Cave and Outdoor Photography
fee: $2/Person Caches Clinics Basic hands-on intro to outdoor and
cave photography. Participant must
Brush up on or learn the fun adventure
have access to a camera. Includes
of Geocaching and Earth Caches.
Giboney Cave Walking Tour Program.
Ritter Springs Park 833-8647
Doling Park and Giboney Cave
Age: 9 yrs. and up
Date: Apr. 17, 24, and May 22
Age: 10 yrs. and up
Time: 8:30-10 a.m.
Date: May 8
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HIK ING • WATER RES CU E
Ha Ha Tonka State Park Hike Prairie State Park Hike and Bison
Come, explorer beautiful and scenic Viewing and President Harry S.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park’s castle ruins
and natural features. Truman Birthplace State
Departs from Northview Center Historic Site
833-8647 Hike out on the open prairie of scenic
Age: 9 yrs. and up Prairie State Park, and just maybe we’ll
Date: May 16 spot the large herd of bison or small
Time: 1-7 p.m. herd of elk. BYO picnic lunch. We’ll also 11th Annual Ozark Greenways
fee: $10/Person; 3/$20 visit the President Harry S. Truman Adventure Race
Birthplace State Historic Site. This fundraiser benefits Springfield’s
Natural Bridge 7-Mile Hike- Departs from Northview Center growing greenway trail system.
833-8647 Teams compete together in an 8-14-
Bennett Springs State Park Age: 6 yrs. and up hour endurance event, including
A seven-mile hike in the backcountry Date: Jun. 26 running, biking, canoeing, orien-
of Bennett Springs State Park. Time: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. teering and more – without know-
BYO backpack lunch. fee: $10/Person; 3/$20 ing the exact itinerary or distances
Departs from Northview Center
until race morning! New categories
Age: 9 yrs. and up Water Rescue and Small this year; and along with the coed
teams of four, we’ve opened the
Date: Jun. 6 Watercraft/Families, and Float race to teams of two and solos.
Time: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Basic Water Rescue and Small Visit greenwayrace.org
fee: $10/Person; 3/$20 Watercraft Training for Families. Gasconade Hills Outfitters,
YOU WILL GET WET!!! Richland Mo.
Lake Springfield 833-8647 Monty Montgomery 869-0990
Age: 9 yrs. and up Age: Adults
Date: Jun. 5 Date: 7 a.m., May 22
Time: 1-5 p.m. fee: $160 Solo - $460 Team /
fee: $30/Canoe (1-3 Individuals) Early bird through April 29
Bike, Bus, Walk Week
Take the challenge to leave your car
behind to get to work or school at
least one day this week, whether
biking, walking, taking the bus,
carpooling or combining all of
these. Prizes and trophies galore.
Show your support for a more
Register online 864-2015
Date: May 17 - 21
BO CCE BA L L • N OO N CON CE RTS • F IS HI NG
SPECIAL EVENTS reel, bait). Pre-registration is
recommended. Registration forms are
available at Bass Pro Shops, MDC, or at
Disc Golf Clinics parkboard.org. There will be two
Learn the fundamentals of disk golf sessions to choose from.
with this basic hands-on Disc Golf Sportsman’s Park Center 864-1049
Clinic. Age: 3-13 yrs.
Tom Watkins Park 833-8647 Bocce Ball Tournament Date: Jun. 5
Age: 9-16 yrs. This single or team tournament is Time: 8:30-10 a.m. and 10 a.m.-Noon
Date: Mar. 13 played at Doling Park. Double fee: fREE
Time: 10 a.m.-Noon Elimination Bocce Ball Tournament.
fee: fREE Deadline is Apr. 16. Mother-Son Summer Fun
Doling Park 837-5817 Boys, it’s time to spend some quality
Date: Apr. 24 time with your mom (or special lady).
Time: 10 a.m. Join us at Hammons Field for some hot
fee: $10/Single Entry Cardinals Baseball action! You’ll not
$20/2-Man team only get to cheer on future big league
stars, but you’ll also enjoy a meal at
Wednesday Noon Concert Series in Doling Family Center, a keepsake
Founders Park photo with your mom and a special
Weekday concert series featuring live,
Doling Family Center/Hammons Field
Easter Egg Hunt local music, and performing groups.
Bring the family out to Doling Park for Attendees are invited to bring their
Age: 3 yrs. and up
an afternoon full of activities including: sack lunch to the park for an entertain-
Date: Jul. 10
yard games, arts and crafts, bounce ing mid-week lunch break.
Time: 3 p.m.
house and an Easter egg hunt. Come Founders Park 831-6200
fee: Early-bird by June 27
with your basket for the Hunt, which Age: All ages
$28 a couple; $12 add’l child
begins at 1 p.m. If there is inclement Date: Wed., May-Jul.
weather, the activities will move Time: Noon
indoors to Doling Family Center. fee: fREE
Doling Park 864-1332
Age: families with Children Trike-A-Thon
Date: Mar. 27 The event helps teach children riding-
Time: Noon-2 p.m. toy safety, while raising funds for St.
fee: fREE Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit
Arts Council Free Art Days Jordan Valley Park 800-626-2453 Bark In The Park
Date: May 15 Bring your family and the family dog
The Springfield Regional Arts Council
Time: 9 p.m. for a morning in the park. Activities in-
provides free hands-on activities for all
fee: fREE (donations accepted) clude a non-competitive, guided walk
ages. Bring your imagination and
for dogs and their families, hands-on
create something fun!
29th Annual Kid’s Fishing Fun Day activities for both dogs and owners,
The Creamery Arts Center in
costume contests, adult/dog and
Jordan Valley Park 862-2787 Join us for an action-packed morning
child/dog look-alike contests. This is a
Age: All ages of activities including casting, fish
great family activity and fun for
Date: Apr. 24, Jun. 26, identification, then fish alongside
children of any age. Dogs must be on a
Aug. 28, Oct. 23 some of Bass Pro’s top professional
leash at all times. Pre-registration is
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon fishermen. The private pond is fully
encouraged, but not required. All
fee: fREE stocked with bluegill and catfish.
proceeds go towards Cruse Dog Park.
Just like the pros, you’ll participate in a
Fee includes a T-shirt.
post-event weigh-in and the staﬀ from
Sequiota Park 864-1049
the Missouri Department of Conserva-
Age: All ages
tion will clean your catch for you to
Date: Jun. 12 (Rain date is Jun. 13)
take home for dinner! All children must
Time: Registration at 7:30 a.m.
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to provide their own equipment (rod,
Facilities Special Events
FA M I LY S CR AMBL E • M OV IES AT FOUN DERS PA RK
9th Annual Summer SnowFest
Who says summer can’t have snow?
SnowFest features a mountain of snow, 15th Annual Japanese Fall Festival
live entertainment, military equip- Movies at Founders Park Three days of authentic culture set in
ment, interactive games, snowman A contemporary version of the drive-in the beautiful Mizumoto Japanese Stroll
building contests, moonwalks for the theatre at Springfield’s founding site. Garden. Performances include guests
smaller kids and fantastic giveaways. Enjoy new release movies in an out- from our Sister City of Isesaki, Japan;
Bring the whole family and climb the door setting. Fridays are Family Night; taiko drummers; kimonos; local
mountain of snow. Saturdays are Date Night. All movies artisans and performing groups; a
Jordan Valley Park 866-7444 are rated G, PG, or PG-13. large children’s hands-on area and an
Age: All ages Founders Park 866-7444 amazing candle-light walk at the end
Date: Jun. 19 Age: All ages of the evening.
Time: 4-9 p.m. Date: Fri, Jul. 9 - Sat, Aug. 31 Nathanael Greene Park’s Mizumoto
fee: fREE Time: Movies begin at dusk Japanese Stroll Garden 864-1191
fee: fREE with Ticket Age: All Ages
Family 4-packs available at Chesterfield & Doling
Family Scramble Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park & Busch
Date: Sept. 10-12
The Family Scramble is a parent-child Time: Fri., 5:30-10 p.m.
Municipal Building. Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
adventure race similar to CBS’s Amaz-
ing Race! Teams will run, hike, bike Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
through Ritter Springs Park with a map fee: $5/Adult, $2/Child 12 yrs. and under;
to find hidden checkpoints. Along the free/Child 3 yrs. and under
way, teams will encounter silly and fun
mystery challenges to test teamwork
and problem solving skills.
Ritter Springs Park 837-5900
Age: 7 yrs. and up
Date: Jun. 19
Time: 8 a.m.
Rutledge- Wilson Farm Park
fee: $30/Team A variety of activites for everyone are
available daily at the Farm. Check out
pages 10 & 11 for more information.
Aquathon Series Kidathalon Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 837-5949
The Aquathon Series is a series of three The Kidathalon is a mini triathlon for Age: ALL
swim-run races at Doling Park. Partici- children ages 5-14 years old. Partici- Date: Vary
pants earn points based upon age pants will be introduced to triathlon
group placing each week. Top three in races and will swim, bike, and run. All
each age group are recognized participants receive a T-shirt, medal Shakespeare Festival
following the event. Each participant and top 3 in each class will receive a The Springfield Shakespeare Festival
will receive a T-shirt. custom trophy. presents “The Comedy of Errors” by
Doling Family Center 837-5900 Meador Park 837-5900 William Shakespeare in a new outdoor
Age: 5 yrs. and up Age: 5-14 yrs. tradition in downtown Springfield.
Date: Jul. 6 (Run/Swim) Date: Aug. 7 Jordan Valley Park 831-5233
Jul. 13 (Swim/Run) Time: 8 a.m. Age: All ages
Jul. 20 (Run/Swim/Run) fee: $25/Child $15/Add’l Child Date: Thurs.-Sun., May 20-Jun. 6
Jul. 27 (Swim/Run/Swim) Time: Begins 8:15 p.m.
fee: $10/Race fee: fREE
S CH O O L’S OU T • S U M M ER C AM PS • DAY C AM PS
SPARC Early Release Program Ritter Springs, SPARC & Summer Age: 5-12 yrs.
A program held when children are Date: June 7-July 30 (pending
Quest Summer Day Camp Springfield Public School
released early from school.
McBride, Truman, Sequiota, Wanda Registration Festivals dismissal date)
Gray, McGregor, Weaver, Westport, and Plan early to fill your summer with big Aug. 2-13 at Oak Grove;
Bissett Elementary Schools 837-5737 fun. Hike, fish, swim, explore caves, Campers transported from two
Age: k-5th grade learn tennis techniques, wacky science locations to Oak Grove
Date: Mar. 2 adventures, watch movies and take Open Door Hrs: 7-8:30 a.m.
Time: School Dismissal-6 p.m. weekly field trips. 4:30-6 p.m.
fee: $4-$8/Child/Day SPARC 837-5737 Program Hrs: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Age: 5-13 yrs. fee: $80/Week/full-day
SPARC Intramural Spring Soccer Date: Apr. 15: 4:30-7:30 p.m., $55/Week/half-day (In conjunction
McBride Elementary with summer school only)
Six-week season of fun, emphasized in
this intramural soccer program. Your Apr. 22: 4:30-7:30 p.m.,
child will learn the basic soccer skills Northview Center
and play games. fee: $80-90/Week/full-day
McBride & Truman Elementary Schools $55-70/Week/half-day (In conjunction
837-5737 with Summer School Only)
Age: 3 yrs.-5th grade
Register by: Mar. 12 Ritter Springs Day Camp
Date: Sat., Apr. 17-May 22 Outdoor camp held at Ritter Springs
fee: $35/Child Park, located seven miles north of
Springfield, oﬀ Highway 13 and near
SPARC School’s Out Program Fantastic Caverns. Campers will hike,
Children enjoy field trips and fun activ- canoe, fish, swim, go on field trips, ex-
ities while school is not in session. plore caves, and play sand volleyball. Summer Quest Day Camp
McBride, Truman, Sequiota, Wanda Each week has a special theme to add Summer Camp programmed with mid-
Gray, McGregor, Westport, Bissett, and to this outdoor adventure. Campers dle school students in mind. Awesome
Weaver Elementary Schools 837-5737 will be provided bus transportation to- weekly field trips and action packed
Age: k-5th grade and-from Ritter Springs Park. every day.
Date: Mar. 22-26, Apr. 23 Ritter Springs Park 837-5737 Carver Middle Schools 837-5737
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Age: 5-12 yrs. Age: 11-14 yrs.
fee: $7-$12/Child/Day Date: June 2-Aug. 13 (pending Date: June 7-July 30 (pending
Springfield Public School Springfield Public School
SPARC Parent’s Night Out Program dismissal date) dismissal date)
Oﬀered once a month to allow parents Open Door Sites: Open Door Hrs: 7-8:30 a.m.
a night oﬀ. Let us keep your children Carver Middle School: 7-7:30 a.m. 4:30 -6 p.m.
busy with organized activities. 5-6 p.m. Program Hrs: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
McBride, Wanda Gray, Truman,Sequiota, Oak Grove: 7-8 a.m. fee: $90/Week/full-day
Bissett, McGregor, Weller and Westport 5-6 p.m. $70/Week/half-day (In conjunction
Elementary Schools 837-5737 Williams Elementary: with summer school only)
Age: k-5th grade 7-8 a.m.
Date: One Fri. per month 5-6 p.m.
Time: 5-9 p.m. Program Hrs: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
fee: $5-$12/Child fee: $80/Week
OAK GROVE CENTER
SPARC & CLICK Cardinal’s Night SPARC Summer Day Camps
Hammon’s Field 837-5737 Fill summer days with swimming, arts
Age: All ages and crafts, mad science, hiking, field Learn self-defense from certified
Date: Apr. 30 trips, computers, and much more. We instructors.
fee: $6 /Ticket will keep your child busy and safe. Oak Grove Community Center 891-1635
**Note: Make checks payable to Springfield Cardinals Field, McBride, Sequiota, Truman, and Age: All ages
Wanda Gray Elementary Schools and Date: Thurs. (Ongoing)
Oak Grove Community Center Time: Call for information
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COMMUNITY/MULTI-PURPOSE Mediacom Ice Park
Recreational and competitive ice sports can be found at
Chesterfield Family Center the Ice Park, providing perfect entertainment for
individuals or families. Enjoy open ice skating, figure
skating, or join a hockey team (lessons and leagues
available for all ages). The Ice Park is home to the Missouri
State University Hockey Bears; the Springfield Youth
Hockey Association; the Jordan Valley Figure Skating Club;
and the Springfield WOLFPACK. The facility is perfect for
birthday parties, group functions or special events.
CFC features a gym, indoor track, cardio exercise and free Discounts available.
weight rooms, aerobics, supervised childcare, game room, 635 E. Traﬃcway (417) 866-7444
a 28-foot rock climbing wall and a community room for
rent. The Aquatic Center oﬀers a zero-depth entry, a Springfield Skatepark
100-foot water slide, resistance walk, whirlpool, and child’s Best skatepark in the Midwest! Featuring 13,500-square
play area. The park has a trail for walking or jogging, a foot Indoor Park with Finland-birch ramps; and
pavilion and playground equipment. A variety of classes 25,000-square foot “Outdoor Concrete Park” with rippin’
are available, including Yoga, Aerobics, Swimming and bowl, flow course, and street plaza. Safe environment for
Youth Classes. Annual memberships are available with young kids and great for spectators. Open Tues.-Sun.
payment options. Start a healthy lifestyle today! (closed Mon. for private parties).
2511 W. Republic Road (417) 891-1616 Fee: $25/annual membership; $5/members; $10/non-members
Doling Family Center 945 W. Meadowmere (417) 868-8758
DFC includes a gym, indoor
weightlifting, cardio Oak Grove Community Center
equipment, community Features a community room with refrigerator and sink,
room, locker room with gymnasium, full-size basketball court, volleyball net, new
showers, game room, and bounce house and horizontal rock wall, ping-pong,
childcare. DFC is the perfect television, VCR/DVD, as well as a park with playground,
place to begin or continue basketball court, youth baseball field & a frisbee-golf course.
your family’s healthy 1538 S. Oak Grove Street (417) 891-1635
lifestyle. A variety of classes
are available and the facility is available to rent for special O’Reilly-Teﬀt Gymnasium
occasions. Annual memberships are available with
Oﬀers a variety of volleyball and basketball leagues and
programs throughout the year. Call for program or open
301 E. Talmage (417) 837-5900
1408 E. Pythian (417) 837-5814
Northview Center School-Park Oﬃces – Jenny Lincoln Center
Northview Center is open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. to
SPARC Programs (Schools, Parks are Reaching
individuals 55+. There
Communities), SPARC Before-and-After-school Programs
is no membership,
and Intramural Sports, CLICK (Community Learning In
Centers for Kids) After-school Programs, and Summer Day
nominal fees. Rooms 300 E. Harrison (417) 837-5737
for: arts & crafts,
Tom Watkins Center
computers and Tom Watkins Center is available for rental for celebrations,
hospitality with library family gatherings, meetings and reunions. The facility has
and book exchange. Lunch is oﬀered Mon.-Fri. (except tables and chairs to accommodate 30 – 40 comfortably and
holidays). Northview also houses the Accessible Recreation has a small kitchen. Year-round rental times available.
programs for persons 18+ years with disabilities, and the Home to several Outdoor Initiatives programs.
facility can be rented for meetings or special events. 2100 W. High Street (in Watkins Park) (417) 833-8647
301 E. Talmage (417) 837-5808 $40/4-Hr. Minimum, $10/Ea. Additional Hour
Outdoor Initiatives GOLF
Outdoor Adventure, Environmental Education, Recreational
Educational experiences and skills such as: artifacts and Horton Smith Golf Course
fossils, backpacking, camping, canoe and kayaking, caving, This 18-hole, 6,312-yard course with driving range is perfect
crafts, Dutch oven, fishing, Geocaching, hiking, for the novice, intermediate or highly skilled player. Full line
teambuilding, photography, outdoor safety, water quality pro shop with golf equipment, private golf lessons, junior
monitoring, survival skills, water safety and more! clinics and leagues throughout the summer. Course was
2300 E. Valley Water Mill Road (417) 833-8647 named for Springfield’s first local champion, winner of the
inaugural Masters Tournament in 1934, Horton Smith.
2409 S. Scenic (417) 891-1639
Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course
Cooper Tennis Complex Renowned designer Perry Maxwell
USTA/Missouri Valley Section “Facility of the Year” for 2006, designed this 18-hole, 6,162-yard par
Cooper Tennis oﬀers 12 70. Named for MO Amateur winner
indoor courts and 17 Bill Stewart and PGA pro Payne
outdoor lighted courts Stewart – who was an 11-time tour
with the 2,500-seat winner, including two U.S. Opens and
Mediacom Stadium a PGA Championship. Course oﬀers
Court. The indoor driving range, practice greens and
facility houses a pro shop.
full-service pro shop Glenstone and I-44 (417) 833-9962
with racquet stringing
and grip services; Betty Allison Golf Course at Oscar Blom
locker rooms with showers; a fitness room with exercise A par-3, lighted course – the perfect course to learn and
equipment and free weights; a conference room; and a large sharpen golf skills for any member of the family. Open for
meeting area. Programs and lessons available for all ages evening play.
and skill levels. Home to professional World TeamTennis Glenstone & I-44 (adjacent to Stewart) (417) 833-9962
matches each July with the Springfield Lasers.
2331 E. Pythian (417) 837-5800 Rivercut Golf Course
Ranked 4.5 stars out of 5 and Golf Digest’s No. 1 Municipal
Gillenwaters Tennis Complex Golf Course in the State of Missouri (2009), Rivercut is the
Twelve (12) outdoor courts for league play and lessons. “Crown Jewel” of the Springfield-Greene County Park
3635 S. Jeﬀerson (417) 837-5800 Board’s public courses. An 18-hole, 7,066-yard par 72 golf
course, it oﬀers a practice facility, driving range and pro
Perry Tennis Courts shop.
Six (6) lighted courts conveniently located at National 2850 W. Farm Road 190 (417) 891-1645
Avenue & Bennett.
National Ave. & Bennett (417) 837-5800 Connie Morris Golf Learning Center
If you’re just starting out or a seasoned golfer, this facility is
Phelps Grove Tennis Courts designed for all ages and skill levels and is sure to improve
Two (2) courts nestled inside Phelps Grove Park. your game. Facility at Rivercut Golf Course.
800-1200 E Bennett (417) 837-5800 2846 W. Farm Road 190 (417) 823-7888
Picnic Pavilions Fassnight, Grant Beach, Living Family Center at 891-1616. For
Memorial, Nathanael Greene, Nichols, McBride School Park pavilion, call the
Plan your next party…outdoors! Phelps Grove, Ritter Springs, Sequiota, School Park oﬃce at 837-5737 and for
Reserve a picnic shelter for your special Silver Springs and Smith Parks, call the Dickerson Park Zoo pavilion, call
event! Call 864-2098 for 864-1049. To reserve a pavilion at 833-1570 for information and
more information. To reserve Doling, Chesterfield Park, call Chesterfield reservations.
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BASEBALL/SOFTBALL & Lake Country Soccer Complex
ATHLETIC FACILITIES This complex has 18 regulation size outdoor soccer fields
and an inside soccer dome. The indoor facility is heated, air
Killian Sports Complex conditioned, has concessions, and can be rented for parties.
A new 1,080-seat 2334 E. Pythian (417) 862-3211
stadium (opened in
2009) and five other Spokes BMX Raceway
fields make up the Equipment needed: Bike, helmet, long sleeve shirt, long
lighted complex. The pants, and tennis shoes. For more information, call The
stadium is home to the Track. Fun for all ages!
Missouri State Registration begins at 6 p.m. (Tues. & Thurs.) April – Oct.
University Softball Track rebuilt in fall 2008. New Web site!
team. A number of annual state, regional, and national www.spokesbmx.com
softball tournaments are hosted at the complex. Behind Ewing Park (Scenic & Bennett) (417) 831-6060
2141 E. Pythian Ave. (417) 837-5817
James Ewing Sports Complex SPECIAL FACILITIES /
Features five lighted ball fields and is home to Spokes BMX
Scenic Avenue & Bennett Street (417) 837-5817
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park
The 207-acre farm park provides educational and
Meador Sports Complex recreational resources for the community along with
celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of the area.
Features five softball fields, a baseball stadium and four
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
tennis courts. Meador’s Thompson Field underwent
3825 West Farm Road 146 (417) 837-5949
extensive upgrades in 2008, and features Hilltop
polymer-coated infield aggregate, new press box, bleacher
seat skins, dugouts, and public address/sound system.
Lake Springfield Boathouse and Marina
Meador is also home to the Drury University softball and If you like the outdoors, you’ll love this 153-acre property
baseball teams. with more than one mile of shoreline and five miles of water
2500 S. Fremont Ave. (417) 837-5817 trails. Lake
Cooper Sports Complex is available for
An expansive 127-acre recreational area featuring soccer
and public and
fields (see Lake Country Soccer Complex) and five baseball
fields, along with the Cooper Soccer Plex and Cooper Tennis
apply for the pavilion and the canoe/kayak rentals. For
2300-2700 E. Pythian (417) 837-5817
reservations, services and pricing, give us a call.
Springfield Softball Hall of Fame Museum boathouse Community Room (seats 80):
$75/hour, $150/4hours, $250/8 hours
Enjoy the documented history and memorabilia dating from
Northwoods Pavilion (seats 140) (June 1 – Sept. 30):
the 1920’s. Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. $40/4 hours, $80/8 hours
Killian Sports Complex, Canoes/kayak rental (June 1 – Sept. 30):
$8/hour, $25/4 hours, $45/8 hours
2141 E. Pythian (417) 837-5817
2312 E. Lake Springfield Park Road (417) 891-1550
Ozark Greenways system. Call for a free trail
Jordan Valley Park guide or check out their Web
Growing Trail Network site. Trails are open sunrise
The crown jewel of Downtown Springfield.
Springfield’s Center City is Available for special events A local non-profit group to sunset.
preserving the Ozarks’ Fee: Free – however
Jordan Valley Park. Play in the and other rentals. Take the
natural heritage through membership to Ozark
fountain; enjoy a concert in greenway trail to nearby
development of a greenway Greenways is encouraged.
the park or a picnic lunch Founders Park.
trail network for public use. www.ozarkgreenways.org
with family and friends. Don’t 735 E. Traﬃcway
The Park Board manages (417) 864-2015
miss this beautiful park in (417) 866-7444 the greenways as part of its
PARk fACILITy ALPhA LISTINg
Park Board Oﬃce 1923 N. Weller (864-1049)
Champion Park Grant & Downing
Cherokee School-Park 5241 S. Holland
Chesterfield Park & Family Center 2511 W. Republic Road (891-1616)
Connie Morris Golf Learning Center 2846 W. Farm Rd. 190 (823-7888)
Cooper Park 2300-2700 E. Pythian
Cooper Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Complex 2331 E. Pythian (837-5800)
Cowden Park Battlefield Road & Kimbrough
Cruse Dog Park Grand & Kansas Expressway
Dan Kinney Park
David C. Murray Park
Dickerson Park Zoo 1401 W. Norton Road (833-1570)
Doling Family Center 301 E. Talmage (837-5900)
Edna Norris Park 2056 S. Moore Road
Eugene Field Park 2120 Barataria
Fassnight Park S. Campbell & Meadowmere
Founders Park 330 E. Water Street (866-7444)
George Washington Carver Park 500 S. Belview
Gillenwaters Tennis Complex 3635 S. Jeﬀerson (891-1634)
Glenwood Park Cedarbrook & East Traﬃcway
Grant Beach Park N. Grant & Lynn
Hartman Park Del Prado Hills Subdivision
Hawthorn Park 815 S. Market
Horton Smith Golf Course 2409 S. Scenic (891-1639)
James Ewing Sports Complex Scenic & Bennett
Jenny Lincoln Park & Center Jeﬀerson & Harrison (837-5737)
Jordan Valley Park 735 East Traﬃcway (866-7444)
Killian Sports Complex 2141 E. Pythian (837-5817)
Kirkwood Park Glendale & Seminole
L.A. Wise Park 3100 W. Nichols
LaFayette Park 2100 N. Boonville
Lake Springfield Park 2312 S Kissick Rd. (891-1550)
Lake Country Soccer Complex 2334 E. Pythian (862-3211)
Living Memorial Park 4405 S. Glenstone
Loren Street Park 2100 W. Catalpa
Lurvey Park 950 S. Oak Grove
McBride School-Park Golden & Weaver (837-5737)
McDaniel Park Sunset & National
McGregor School-Park 1221 W. Madison
Meador Park 2500 S. Fremont
Mediacom Ice Park 635 E. Traﬃcway (866-7444)
Mediacom Tennis Stadium 2331 E. Pythian (837-5800)
Miles Park 2000 E. Cherry
Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden 2400 S. Scenic
Nathanael Greene Park/Close Memorial Park 2400 S. Scenic
Nichols Park 1900 W. Nichols
Northview Center 301 E. Talmage (837-5808)
Oak Grove Park & Center 1538 S. Oak Grove (891-1635)
Ooley Park Monroe Street
O’Reilly-Teﬀt Gymnasium 1408 E. Pythian (837-5814)
Oscar Blom Golf Course (PAR 3) Glenstone & I-44 (833-9962)
Overhill Park 1100 S. Overhill Rd.
Parkwood Park 2600 N. Barnes
Perry Tennis Courts National & Bennett
Phelps Grove Park 800-1200 E. Bennett
Ray Kelly Park/Southside Senior Center 2225 S. Fremont (890-1313)
Rex P. Krieder, Jr. Park
Ritter Springs Park Highway 13 North
Rivercut Golf Course 2850 W. Farm Rd. 190 (891-1645)
Rountree Park 2975 W. Bennett
Rutledge-Wilson Park 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 (837-5949)
Sanford Park Battlefield & Franklin
Sequiota Park 3500 S. Lone Pine
Silver Springs Park 1100 N. Hampton
Smith Park 1536 E. Division
Springfield Skate Park 945 West Meadowmere (868-8758)
Stewart Golf Course Glenstone & I-44 (833-9962)
Truman School-Park Vernon (FR 159) & Stoneridge (FR 100)
Valley Water Mill Park 2300 E Valley Water Mill Road
Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center 4007 N FR 171
Washington Park 1600 Summit
Watkins Park 2100 W. High
Westport Park 3100 W. Mt. Vernon
Young/Lilley Park Chestnut Expressway/York Ave.
Zagonyi Park Mt. Vernon/Park Ave.
County Park Board Oﬃce
Chesterfield Family Center
Cooper Tennis Complex
Dickerson Park Zoo
Doling Family Center
Lake Springfield Boathouse & Marina
Mediacom Ice Park
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course
Horton Smith Golf Course
Rivercut Golf Course
Park board facility Locations
Springfield-greene County Libraries
for information, (417) 882-0714
Springfield Library locations:
Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Brentwood Branch, 2214 Brentwood Blvd.
Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway
Midtown Carnegie Branch, 397 E. Central
Park Central Branch, 128 Park Central Sq.
greene County Locations:
Ash Grove Branch, 101 E. Main
Fair Grove Branch, 81 S. Orchard Blvd.
Republic Branch, 921 N. Lindsey
Straﬀord Branch, 101 S. Hwy. 125
Willard Branch, 304 E. Jackson
Valley Water Mill Park
Located northeast of Springfield on Valley Water Mill Road
the park oﬀers trails around the lake, water-and-stream side
learning stations, outdoor classroom pavilion and fishing
2300 E. Valley Water Mill Road (417) 833-8647
Cruse Dog Park
The lush six-acre park is Springfield’s first oﬀ-leash dog park
featuring designated areas for small and large dogs to play Dickerson Park Zoo
and run. The park is located just west of Kansas Expressway, Explore the world without leaving Springfield. Your zoo
oﬀ of Grand Street. The fenced facility features water adventure includes hundreds of animals representing
stations for both canines and humans. Open seven-days a South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and our own
week, dusk-to-dawn, weather and conditions permitting. Missouri Habitats. Tour the Ambler Diversity of Life
Dogs must be registered and owners must provide specific exhibits and Conservation Station for an up-close look at
vaccination records (call for details). reptiles, amphibians and insects. The zoo’s “Tropical Asia”
Fee: $25 annually per dog (maximum of two dogs per region showcases Asian elephants, tigers and primates. In
owner). Daily passes available for $10 per day/per dog, “Africa,” stand eye-to eye with giraﬀes on the
plus a $10 “fob” deposit; Replacement fobs: $10 feeding/viewing deck. Learn some of our state’s natural
2100 W. Catalpa Street (417) 864-1049 history in “Missouri Habitats,” home to gray wolves,
mountain lions, river otters, bobcats and other native
The Railroad Historical Museum animals. Take a lakefront tour of primate islands on the
The Railroad Historical Museum is located in Grant Beach Titus Express miniature train (seasonal operation). Kids
Park, with access to a public pool, playground and picnic will enjoy exploring the playground and cooling oﬀ with a
areas. There is no admission charge. This is a non-profit splash in the “Jumping Jewels” water play feature. Relax at
organization dedicated to the preservation of railroad the Bush Country Café and shop at the Safari Trading
history. The museum is staﬀed by volunteers, most of whom Company for souvenirs to remember your visit. Let your
have a connection to the railroad industry and can answer imagination run wild – and, don’t forget your camera!
your questions. The museum is open 2-4p.m., Sat., May-Oct. 1401 W. Norton Road (417) 864-1800 or (417) 833-1570
Group tours are available by appointment. www.dickersonparkzoo.org and www.fozblog.org
(417) 865-6829 or (417) 883-5319 Hours: Apr.-Sept. – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
firstname.lastname@example.org Oct.- Mar. – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (weather permitting)
Guests may stay in the park one hour
Doling Museum after the admission gate closes.
The Doling Museum is located on the site of the former Fees: $8/Adults & Teens; $5/Seniors (60 and older);
Doling Skating Rink, once the area’s most popular $5/Children 3-12; under 3 and FOZ members free
recreational attraction. The original rock wall of the building Train: $2/person ages 1 & older (seasonal operation
still stands. The museum contains memorabilia of Doling daily April-September)
Park, including items from the amusement park and skating Friends of the Zoo memberships for families are $65 for an
rink days, two touch-screen kiosks to tell the story of Doling annual pass. Call (417) 833-1570 for information.
Park and other historical information about the Park Board
and our community. For courtyard rentals please call.
Hours: Tues. 2 - 6 p.m. • Fri. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
Open April 11-Oct. 13; No admission fee
Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage (417) 837-5808 Unique garden of
Founders Park complete with teahouse,
moon bridge, pagoda and
Take a walking tour at the founding site of Springfield. three lakes. Located in
Pictures and narrative text take you through our City’s Nathanael Greene Park.
history at this Downtown Springfield park location. Walk the Open: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.,
greenway trail to nearby Jordan Valley Park. Founders Park is Thurs.-Mon., Apr. 3-Oct. 31
home to a weekday concert series, Movies at Founders Park,
ArtsFiesta! and other activities during the warmer months. Fee: $3-Adults, Children under 12 free
330 E. Water St. (417) 866-7444 2400 S. Scenic (417) 891-1654
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• Make checks payable to the Springfield–Greene County Park Board. Include Driver’s License number and place of
• Registration forms received without payment will be returned to you.
• Scholarships available on a limited basis. For information call (417) 864-1049.
• If you are not able to complete the registration form, please contact our oﬃce for assistance.
Mail registration form and check to: Cancellation Policy:
Springfield-Greene County Park Board 1. If you must cancel, please write/fax letter at least
Program Registration five (5) business days before the activity/rental
1923 N. Weller • Springfield, MO 65803 starts. Choose from these options: a)transfer to
Indicate the program you are registering for on the another activity/rental, or b) receive your money
outside of your envelope. back (less a $10 processing fee.)
Some registration periods diﬀer for a few programs. Please 2. Refunds take 2-3 weeks.
check the specific information for programs that interest you. 3. There will be a $20 fee for all returned checks.
Participant’s Name: Parent/Guardian Name: Home Phone:
Age: Work Phone:
School (if attending): E-mail:
Home Address: City & Zip:
Business Name & Address: City & Zip:
Name of Activity Location Session/Dates/Day/Time Fee
1._______________________________________ 1.___________________________ 1._________________________
2._______________________________________ 2.___________________________ 2._________________________
3._______________________________________ 3.___________________________ 3._________________________
My family and I hereby waive and release the Total Fees Enclosed $_______________________
Springfield-Greene County Park Board and its
Charge to my ___Visa ___Mastercard Expiration Date:_______
representatives from claims for damages and/or
injuries incurred while participating in or as a Card Number___________________________________________________
spectator of the Springfield-Greene County Park
Signature of participant or parent if participant is under 18 Signature, exactly as it appears on the card
I give permission for my child to be photographed while
Return this form along with payment, to the above address. participating in Park Board activities, and to use any photographs of
Make checks payable to the Springfield-Greene my child for Park Board promotional purposes.
County Park Board. Include Driver’s License
number and place of employment. ___________________________________________________
Signature of participant or parent if participant is under 18
If you have a disability, do you require accommodations to participate in any of these activities?______________________
If yes, please notify us at least one week prior to start of program. Please describe accommodation needed: