This Month in Parks - July 2019

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Special Events | Kids Sports and Activities | Gardening | Adult Sports | Fun for All Ages | Get Outside | Accessible Rec


Special Events

NOW: Springfield Lasers Tickets on Sale
Grandstand, box seat, VIP and season pass tickets are now available for the 2019 Lasers Tennis season. Come cheer the reigning World TeamTennis League champions. Coopers Tennis Complex 837-5800

All ages
July 14, 16, 17, 18, 24, 30, 31
Grandstand Tickets $10-$15


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NOW-July 27: Movies at Founders Park
A contemporary version of the drive-in theater at Springfield’s founding site. Enjoy new release and classic movies in an outdoor setting. Founders Park 866-7444

All ages
Movies begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.)
Fri., July 5: Smallfoot
Sat., July 6: Second Act
Fri., July 12: The Goonies
Sat., July 13 Jurassic Park
Fri., July 19: How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World
Sat., July 20: Crazy Rich Asians
Fri., July 26: Incredibles 2
Sat., July 27: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Free


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Now-Aug. 13: Summer Junior Golf Special
Juniors, enjoy unlimited golf all summer, weekdays, noon to close at Horton Smith, Bill & Payne Stewart and Rivercut. Does not include range balls, carts or amenities. Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962, Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639, Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645

17 yrs. and under
Mon.-Fri., Noon to close
$99


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Fri., July 5: Racquet, White and Blue
Come play tennis at Tom Watkins Park! Grab your family and friends and join the celebration on court with music, snacks and having fun playing tennis. All equipment is provided. Presented by USTA. Tom Watkins Park 837-5826

All ages
6-8 p.m.
Free


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Mon., July 29: World Tiger Day at Dickerson Park Zoo
Educational animal presentations highlighting tigers. Wear your stripes for $2 off zoo admission. Dickerson Park Zoo 864-1800

All ages
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
$15/adults and teens, $12/Seniors 60+, $10/Children 3-12 yrs. (Wear stripes for $2 off)


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Kids Sports and Activities

July 8-12: Junior Youth Golf Camp
A week of fun and golf. Learn putting, chipping, irons, woods, drivers and rules, plus a DVD with practice drills. Taught by Rick Grayson, PGA Golf Pro. Rivercut Golf Course 823-7888

For ages 10 yrs. and up
Mon.-Fri., 9-11:30 a.m
$175


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Tues., July 9: Springfield Junior City Golf Championship
Golf tournament for junior boys and girls, determines the city champion for various junior age groups. Awards and lunch included. Register at smjga.com. Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962

For ages 7-17 yrs.
8 a.m.
$15/Ages 7-9
$20/Ages 10-12
$35/Ages 13-17


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July 9-30: Kids’ Glow Spin at Chesterfield Family Center
Kids’ spin class in the spin room, with lights, glow sticks, tablets and kid-size spin cycles. Registration required. Space is limited. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 2-6 yrs.
Tues., 9:30-10:30 a.m.
$10/Member, $20/Non-member


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Fri., July 12: Kids’ Night at Dan Kinney Family Center
Join us for movies, pizza, crafts, basketball, bouncy castle, games and more. Dan Kinney Family Center 891-1500

For ages 5-12 yrs.
5:30-9 p.m.
$7/Member, $10/Non-member


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July 13-14: Weekend Golf School
14 hours of instruction in one weekend, taught by Rick Grayson, PGA Golf Pro. A popular program celebrating 30 years. Includes notebook, DVD and take-home drills. Rivercut Golf Course 823-7888

For ages 15 yrs. and up
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
$295


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July 15-19: Junior Golf Clinic
PGA instruction of basic golf fundamentals for juniors. Includes putting, chipping, full swing and proper etiquette and course play. Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962

For ages 7-15 yrs.
8:30-10:30 a.m.
$80/Session, $140/Both sessions


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Tues., July 16: Net Generation Kids’ Night with the Springfield Lasers
Kids' Night is a great time for kids ages 5-14 yrs. to try, learn and play tennis. Free admission to the 6 p.m. Lasers match, balloon animals, free snow cones from Kona Ice, and face painting, and more. Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800

For ages 5-14 yrs.
4:30-7 p.m.
Free for kids, adult GA tickets $15


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Fri., July 19: Register for Youth Fall Softball League
Five-game youth softball league. Classifications are 10U, 12U, 14U in Fast Pitch; 10U in Modified Fast Pitch, and 8U, 10U in Coach Pitch. All softball programs filled on a first-come basis. Register by team, about 10+ players by July 19. Killian Sports Complex 837-5817

For ages 8U-14U
Aug. 5-Sept. 9 Time varies, call for details
$215/Team Coach Pitch
$235/Team 12U Fast Pitch and 10U Modified Pitch
$240/Team 14U


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Fri., July 19: Register for Youth Fall Recreational Baseball League
Five-game youth baseball recreational league. Classifications are T-Ball, Coach Pitch in 6-9, Modified Pitch 9, and Player Pitch in 9-14. All baseball programs filled on a first-come basis. Register by team, about 10+ players. Register by July 19. Cooper Sports Complex 837-5817

For ages 7-14 yrs.
Aug. 5-Sept. 13 Time varies, call for details
$225/Team T-Ball, Coach Pitch (6, 7, 8, 9)
$245/Team Modified Pitch 9, Player Pitch (9, 10)
$255/Team Player Pitch (11, 12, 14)


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Fri., July 26: Kids’ Night at Chesterfield Family Center
Parents enjoy a night out while kids have supervised fun with friends, enjoying games, activities, swimming indoors and pizza. Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

For ages 5-11 yrs.
6-9:30 p.m.
$10/Member, $15/Non-member


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Fri., July 26: Scooter Contest
Show us your best freestyle scooter tricks on our Indoor Big Fly Box and Outdoor Flow Bowl. Riders will have two individual runs. Riders will be judged on difficulty, trick selection, and style. Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

For ages 7 and up, choose Intermediate or Advanced division
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Free with purchase of session


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Sun., July 28: Register for SPARC Fall Soccer
A fun, safe and affordable experience where players learn basic soccer skills and positive character traits. Games Saturdays and practices scheduled by volunteer coaches on weekday evenings. Register by July 28. SPARC Office 837-5737

For ages 3 yrs.- 6th grade
Sat., Aug. 17 - Sept. 21
Game times vary, call for details
$45/child


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Wed., July 31: Register for 16th Annual Kid’Athlon
A mini-triathlon for kids. Swim, bike, and run your way to victory in events designed for your age group, and take home a medal, t-shirt, giveaways and the pride that comes with finishing a triathlon. Registration required by July 31. Meador Park 891-1500

For ages 5-12 yrs.
Sat., Aug. 3 at 8 a.m.
By July 20: $25/child, $15/addl. child same household
July 21-31: $35/child, $25/ addl. child same household


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Gardening

Fri., July 5: Family Fridays in the Garden
Bring the whole family for “Plants and Pioneers: Life on the Kickapoo Prairie”, an evening tour of discovering plants, animals and the history of the garden. Meet in the Botanical Center. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

All ages
7:30 p.m.
Free


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Mon., July 15: Learn to Grow in the Gardens
Learn about Hydrangeas from a Master Gardener. May include garden tours and outdoor demonstrations. Botanical Center 891-1515

All ages
6-7 p.m.
$5, pay at the door


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Adult Sports

Fri., July 26: Register for Adult Fall Softball
Seven-week adult softball league. Divisions are men’s, women’s and coed. All softball programs filled on a first-come basis. Register by team, about 10+ players, by July 26. Killian Sports Complex 837-5817

For ages 14 yrs. and up.
Aug. 5-Sept. 23 Time varies, call for details
$235/Team


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Fri., July 26: Register for Adult Flag Football Leagues
Adult men’s and women’s flag football leagues. Register by team, about 7+ players, by July 26. Meador Softball Complex 837-5817

For ages 16 yrs. and up
Aug. 3-Sept. 21, Time varies, call for details
$240/Team


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Fun for All Ages

NOW: Springfield Lasers Tickets On Sale
Grandstand, box seat, VIP and season pass tickets are now available for the 2019 Lasers Tennis season. Come cheer the reigning World TeamTennis League champions. Coopers Tennis Complex 837-5800

All ages
Matches July 14-31
Grandstand Admission Tickets $10-$15


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July 2-30: Tae Kwon Do at Doling Family Center
Build self-confidence, learn self-defense, achieve new skills and make new friends. Beginners and advanced welcome. Doling Family Center 837-5900

5 yrs. and up
Tues. and Thurs., 6-7 p.m.
$30/Member, $40/Non-member


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Thurs., July 4: Red, White and Zoo
Free admission all day for active military personnel (with military ID) and veterans and their immediate family members. Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570

All ages
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
$15/ Adults and teens, $12/Seniors 60+, $10/Children 3-12 yrs.


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Thurs., July 4: Shred, White and Blue
Shred our Combi Bowl and show us your best tricks in two one-minute skate runs. Skateboarders will be judged on difficulty, trick selection, style and consistency. Choose Intermediate or Advanced division. Prizes awarded to winners of each division. Skateboards only. Limited skateboard rentals available. Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

For ages 7 yrs. and up, choose Intermediate or Advanced division
6-8:30 p.m.
Free with purchase of session


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Fri., July 5: Racquet, White and Blue
Come play tennis at Tom Watkins Park! Grab your family and friends and join the celebration on court with music, snacks and having fun playing tennis. All equipment is provided. Presented by USTA. Tom Watkins Park 837-5826

All ages
6-8 p.m.
Free


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Fri., July 5: Family Fridays in the Garden
Bring the whole family for “Plants and Pioneers: Life on the Kickapoo Prairie”, an evening tour of discovering plants, animals and the history of the garden. Meet in the Botanical Center. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

All ages
7:30 p.m.
Free


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July 9-30: Pickleball for Beginners at Doling Family Center
Learn to play Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in America. Pickleball is a cross between tennis and Ping Pong, played on a short court. Fun for teens and adults of all ages. All equipment provided. Doling Family Center 837-5900

For ages 10 yrs. and up
Tues., 7-8 p.m.
$20/Member, $30/Non-member


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July 9-18, July 23-Aug. 1: Family Learn to Swim 
This program focuses on basic swimming skills and water safety. Designed to accommodate all ages from infants with a parent to advanced swimmers. Parent and Child classes are 30 minutes. Fassnight Pool 891-1616

All ages
Time A: 10:15-11 a.m.
Time B: 11:15 a.m.-Noon
Time C: 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Time D: 7:45-8:30 p.m.
$40/Student


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Fri., July 12: Family Fishing Night
A relaxing evening of catch-and-release fishing, plus the Cow Train, bounce house and a campfire. Bring the whole family! Space is limited and registration required. Call 837-5949 to register. Bring your own bait and gear. Some rods available through first-come-first-serve registration. Rutledge-Wilson Farm 837-5949

All ages
6-9 p.m.
$5/Participant


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Wed., July 17: Try Archery Program
Allows beginners an opportunity to shoot a limited number of arrows under the supervision of an instructor. Equipment is provided. Archery Range 874-2910

For ages 6 yrs. and up
6-7 p.m.
$5/One-hour class


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Daily: Discount Splash & Sizzle Swimming
Outdoor pool admission is $1, or free with a canned food donations, every day after 5:30 p.m. Select locations offer Splash & Sizzle extended hours on holidays. Food donations go to Ozarks Food Harvest. Aquatics Hotline 864-2099

All ages
Daily after 5:30 p.m., or the following special hours and dates:
Thurs., July 4, 12-5:30 p.m. at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador
Fri. and Sat., July 5-27, 5:30-8 p.m. at Grant Beach, Westport and Silver Springs
Sat., July 6-27, 5:30-8 p.m. at Meador
Sat., July 6-27, 5:30-10 p.m. at Fassnight
$1 or a canned food item donation


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Get Outside

Fri., July 5: Register for Rocky Mountain National Park Extended Trip
Walk across the Continental Divide, hike through aspen groves, drive up Trail Ridge Road and camp out in mountain bliss. Fee covers all transportation, lodging, and entrance fees, including six nights of camping and a night in a hotel. Major gear available for rent. Suggested gear and meal planning available. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 18 yrs. and up
Sat., July 13 6 a.m. - Sat., July 20 9 p.m.
$700 (add $50 for a single-occupancy hotel room)


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Sat., July 6: Giboney Cave Tours
Explore the myths, facts, and history of Giboney Cave at Doling Park. Register by Friday prior to each tour date. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 6 yrs. and up
1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Tunnel Tours are only offered at 3 p.m.
Walking Tour: $5/Person, $16/Family of 4
Tunnel Tour: $7/Person, $24/Family of 4


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July 10-July 31: Adventure Days
If you are ages 11-14 and like all kinds of outdoor adventure, these day trips are for you! Sign up for one day, or for the ultimate adventure, all five! Drop off and pick up at Dan Kinney Family Center. Register by Monday prior to each program. Outdoor Initiatives 833-8647

For ages 11-14 yrs.
Wed., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
July 10: Hike and Swim Table Rock Lake State Park
July 31: Springfield Caving Day
$30 Per Day


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Accessible Rec

NOW-Aug. 5: Bowling Program
Enjoy bowling while you meet new friends at Park Board Bowling. Accessible Recreation 417-837-5808

For ages 16 and up with a disability
Mon., 3:30-5:30 p.m.
$6/week for two games and shoes
$6.50/week for two games and shoes, plus transportation


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July 9-Aug. 20: T.E.A.M. (Travel, Entertainment, Art and Music class)
Session activities include sports, games, arts & crafts, exercise and nutrition, current events, community activities and more. Bring your own supper. Register by July 5. Accessible Recreation 417-837-5808

For ages 18 yrs. and up with a disability
Tues., 3:30-7 p.m.
$30/7-week session


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July 9-Aug. 20: GROOVE
Come shake a tail feather with Jen Keet and Accessible Rec. EveryBODY has their own way to groove and your way is always the right way. Accessible Recreation 417-837-5808

For ages 12 and up with a disability
Tues., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
$30/7-week session


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July 10-Aug. 22: Ceramics
Create your own ceramics! For participants who can understand directions and work independently. Register by July 5. Accessible Recreation 417-837-5808

For ages 18 and up with a disability
Wed., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or
Thurs., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$30/7-week session


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July 11-Aug. 22: Chair Yoga
Find your zen with Accessible Rec! Improve your strength, balance and flexibility. Boost your focus, self-esteem, and cardio performance. Register by July 5. Accessible Recreation 417-837-5808

For ages 12 and up with a disability
Thurs., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
$30/7-week session


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Fri., July 26: Branson’s Wild World
Join us for an aquarium tour followed by a round of black-light mini golf. Meet at Northview at 8:30 a.m., arrive at Branson’s Wild World by 10 a.m, Cici’s for lunch around noon, and return to Northview by 3 p.m. Accessible Recreation 417-837-5808

For ages 18 and up with a disability
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
$15/person


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