Nathanael Greene Close Memorial Park

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

A new performance space is being planned at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  The Springfield Sister Cities Association, Friends of the Garden and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board are partnering to build a pavilion—an outdoor amphitheater designed for cultural performances and events.


Internationally acclaimed musicians, flutist Bettine Clemen and concert guitarist Richard Patterson, will perform at a Friends of the Garden-sponsored fundraiser concert, “A Love Song for All Life,” Thursday August 21st at 6:30 pm at the Springfield Art Museum auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Drive. Bettine Clemen has performed in more than 85 countries, while Richard Patterson's compositions and arrangements can be heard in feature films and on TV and radio in more than 30 countries.  They'll perform an eclectic concert including light classical, pop, jazz, Latin and ethnic tunes.