Springfield-Greene County Park Board

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will hire nearly 400 people for the summer season, which typically runs from April to September.  It’s partnering with the Missouri Career Center for a job fair next week.  Applicants will be able to meet with supervisors, learn about various jobs and apply on site or online.

Summer jobs range from entry-level cashiers to skilled drivers and maintenance workers.  The park board hires workers as young as 14, and hours range from a few hours to 40 a week. 

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You’ll now be able to drink alcoholic beverages in nine Springfield-Greene County Park Board facilities. 

Springfield City Council Monday approved an amendment in city code removing the restriction of alcohol in public parks.  Alcohol is still prohibited in 95 parks locations after the Springfield-Greene County Park Board approved a new park regulation prior to City Council’s vote.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

A heat advisory is in effect through Sunday night, and, because of that, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board has taken steps to help people stay cool.

Swimming Pools:

Springfield Pools Closing as Summer Nears End

Aug 31, 2016
Grant Beach Pool
Springfield-Greene County Park Board

This Labor Day weekend marks the last chance for area residents to swim in the summer sun. Final hours of operation for Springfield’s outdoor public pools, Fassnight and Grant Beach, are Saturday through Monday, 1-6:30 pm.

Fassnight and Grant Beach are offering $1 admission, or free entry with a canned food donation on Monday. All donations go to Ozarks Food Harvest.

Tuesday, dog owners may return to Fassnight pool from 4-7 p.m. for Dog Swim. This annual fundraiser for Cruse Dog Park raises money for maintenance and improvements for Springfield’s first off-leash dog park.

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A reminder that when the National Weather Service issues a heat advisory, there are places you can go to stay cool.  All three Springfield-Greene County Park Board family centers, as well as Mediacom Ice Park, open their lobbies as free public cooling centers during heat advisories. All lobbies have seating, restroom access and air conditioning.

Family centers include: 

·         Chesterfield Family Center, 2511 W. Republic Road, 417-891-1616

·         Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road, 417-891-1500