Press Releases

In this section, readers can easily locate past press releases that have been issued by the Park District. To view a press releases simply click on the title below:

2017

3/30/2017 - SPD Announces Lifeguard Course Sign Up

3/3/2017 - SPD Announces Lifeguard Course Sign Up

2/22/2017 - SPD Announces Additional Eisenhower Pool Spring Lap Swim Hours

2/22/2017 - SPD Announces Eisenhower Pool Spring Swim Lessons Sign Up - February 27

2/22/2017 - SPD, Springfield Youth Hockey and the Jr. Blues Hosting "Try Hockey for Free" Events at the Nelson Center this Saturday!

2/15/2017 - SPD Announces IHSA Boys Sectional Swimming & Diving Meet - February 18

2/6/2017 - SPD Bids Farewell to Kimmy and Jari - Lar Gibbons at the Henson Robinson Zoo

1/12/2017 - SPD Announces Eisenhower Pool Winter Swim Lessons Sign Up - January 18

1/12/2017 - SPD Announces Boys SHG Veritas Milestone Swimming & Diving Invite - January 16


2016

12/16/2016 - SPD Henson Robinson Zoo Holiday Lights Closure Due to Weather

11/29/2016 - SPD Announces Park Board Election - Pre-Filing Notice

11/22/2016 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Hosts the 43rd Winter Holiday Floral Show

11/08/2016 - SPD Partners with The Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network to Dedicate the Gift of Hope Donor Memorial Garden at Southwind Park

10/27/2016 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Hosts Fresh Evergreen Wreath Making Workshops

09/26/2016 - SPD Henson Robinson Zoo Celebrates Fur, Feather, Fin Fall Fling Saturday, October 1

09/22/2016 - SPD Set to Release their New Mobile App

09/16/2016 - SPD Hosts Meet and Greet with Park Police this Sunday, September 18 at Washington Park during Bike and Hike

09/16/2016 - SPD to Work with City Office of Public Works on two Pavement Projects within the District

09/06/2016 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Hosts Leaf Identification and Collection Hikes

08/19/2016 - SPD Hosts Pokemon Event--GO for the Carillon at Washington Park

08/16/2016 - SPD Maintains an In-House Police Force to Protect its Diverse set of Parks and Facilities

08/05/2016 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Announces the Washington Park Historic Photography Display

08/05/2016 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Announces the Region 9 American Iris Society Plant Sale

08/01/2016 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Announces the Central Illinois Daylily Society Plant Sale

07/28/2016 - SPD Partners with the Springfield Muni Band to bring Fun Hawaiian Shirt Night and Throwback Movie Feature!

07/26/2016 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Announces Sangamon Valley Iris Society Plant Sale

07/26/2016 - SPD Hosts Pokemon Event---Go for Conservation at the Henson Robinson Zoo

07/21/2016 - SPD Hosts Free Music in the Park--Kids Family Music Fest and Funshop's 40th Anniversary!

07/12/2016 - SPD Hosts Movie Night at Rotary Park this Friday!

06/24/2016 - SPD Hosts Music in the Park this Sunday at Bergen Golf Course

06/20/2016 - SPD Hosts New Movie Night During Shark Week

06/20/2016 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Announces Central Illinois Daylily Society Plant Show

06/14/2016 - SPD Hosts Monthly Movie and Music in the Park Series for 2016

06/08/2016 - SPD Henson Robinson Zoo Welcomes Red Wolf Pups


06/02/2016 - SPD Hosts Monthly Movie and Music in the Park Series for 2016 - This Friday's Movie

05/27/2016 - SPD Announces Reconstruction of the Bridges and Spillway in Washington Park

05/27/2016 - SPD Announces Outdoor Aquatic Centers to Open for the Summer Memorial Day Weekend!

05/20/2016 - SPD Hosts Monthly Movie and Music in the Park Series for 2016

05/19/2016 - SPD Announces City Recess: School's Out Event with the Springfield Park District, genHkids, YMCA & Hy-Vee at Lincoln Park

05/16/2016 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Announces the Land of Lincoln Water Gardening & Koi Society Sale

05/13/2016 - SPD Henson Robinson Zoo Welcomed Two New Red Ruffles Lemurs Born on April 6


05/07/2016 - SPD Henson Robinson Zoo Announces Dr. Dolittle Day

03/07/2016 - SPD Announces Lifeguard Course Sign Up

02/26/2016 - SPD Announces Lifeguard Course Sign Up


02/22/2016 - SPD Releases the District's Year in Review for 2015


02/18/2016 - SPD To Co-Host Youth Hockey Events at the Nelson Center Ice Rink in Conjunction with Hockey Weekend Across America


02/16/2016 - SPD To Host Two Public Meetings in February to Gather Community Input About the District


02/04/2016 - SPD Announces Lifeguard Course Sign Up


02/01/2016 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Announces Prairie State Orchid Show and Sale


02/01/2016 - SPD Announces "Cabin Fever": Free Exercise and Activity Event for Supervised Kids Ages 5-12


02/06/2016 - SPD Announces The Boys CS8 Conference Swimming & Diving Meet


02/01/2016 - SPD Announces Eisenhower Pool Winter Swim Lesson Sign Up


01/22/2016 - SPD Announces the Boys City Swimming & Diving Meet

01/22/2016 - SPD Announces Eisenhower Pool Winter Swim Lesson Sign Up

01/19/2016 - SPD Board of Trustees Accepting Letters of Interest to Fill Vacant Park Board Seat

01/13/2016 - SPD Announces the Boys SHG Veritas Milestone Swimming & Diving Invite

01/08/2016 - SPD Host Public Meeting to Gather Community Input About the District

2015

12/16/2015 - SPD Henson Robinson Zoo Docent Training Program

12/05/2015 - SPD Henson Robinson Zoo Pancakes, Paws and Santa Claus

12/03/2015 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Winter Holiday Floral Show

12/02/2015 - SPD Henson Robinson Zoo Holiday Lights at the Zoo

12/01/2015 - SPD Announces Eisenhower Pool Winter Swim Lessons Sign Up

11/18/2015 - SPD Announces Academy Swim Club Harvest Classic

11/17/2015 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Winter Holiday Floral Show

11/17/2015 - SPD Washington Park Botanical Garden Fresh Evergreen Wreath Making Workshops

09/22/2015 - SPD to Host Annual Touch-a-Truck event at Robin Roberts Stadium

08/27/2015 - SPD helps to cut Ribbon for Eagle Scout Project at Iron Springs Bridge

08/18/2015 - SPD Announces Free Movie Night at Rotary Park

07/27/2015 - SPD Announces 2015 Fall Lifeguard Course at Eisenhower Pool

05/22/2015 - Springfield Park District opens Outdoor Pools Memorial Day Weekend

05/20/2015 - Family Camp Outs at the Henson Robinson Zoo - May 29th next Event

05/14/2015 - World Ocean Day Art Contest at the Henson Robinson Zoo

05/13/2015 - Springfield Park District's Annual Jamboree and 1st Movie of 2015 MIP Season

05/9/2015 - Dr. Dolittle Day at the Henson Robinson Zoo - FREE DAY

04/28/2015 - Lincoln Park to be host site for Civil War Encampment during the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Funeral festivities

04/21/2015 - Springfield Park District Earth Awareness Activities

04/20/2015 - Springfield Park District partners with Springfield Bicycle Club to install Cycle Aid Stations

04/16/2015 - April 2015 Lifeguard Course to Begin at Eisenhower Pool

04/08/2015 - Henson Robinson Zoo - Discovery After Dark

04/08/2015 - Henson Robinson Zoo Party for the Planet

03/21/2015 - Eisenhower Pool Spring Lifeguard Course

03/20/2015 - Washington Park Botanical Garden Spring Floral Show

03/17/2015 - Henson Robinson Zoo Breakfast with the Eater Bunny

03/12/2015 - 42nd Spring Floral Show

02/20/2015 - Lifeguard Classes Being Offered

02/19/2015 - Boy's Swimming and Diving Sectionals

02/05/2015 - Prairie Orchid Society Show and Sale

02/05/2015 - CS8 Boy's Swimming and Diving At Eisenhower Pool


2014

12/30/2014 - Springfield Park District Lacrosse Clinics Kick Off!

12/18/2014 - Noon Year's Eve at the Zoo!

12/05/2014 - Park Board Election Pre-Filing Notice

12/04/2014 - Holiday Lights at the Zoo

11/25/2014 - Seasonal Lighting Display at Washington Park

11/17/2014 - Harvest Classic at Eisenhower Pool

11/19/2014 - Jari's Birthday Party

11/03/2014 - Riverside Campground Winter Closure

10/23/2014 - Lego Movie in the Park Rescheduled

10/21/2014 - Evergreen Wreath Making Workshops Announced

10/16/2014 - Girl's City Swimming and Diving Meet

10/15/2014 - Henson Robinson Zoo Welcomes Baby Gibbon

10/01/2014 - Touch a Truck

10/01/2014 - Fur Feather Fall Fling

09/29/2014 - New General Manager Named at Erin's Pavilion

09/03/2014 - Leaf Identification and Collection Hikes

09/02/2014 - Zoo Quarantine Building Ribbon Cutting

08/11/2014 - Washington Park Historical Photo Display

07/30/2014 - Botanical Garden Plant Sales

07/25/2014 - Movie in the Park Postponed to September 5th

07/23/2014 - Movie in the Park July 25th Washington Park

07/16/2014 - Music in the Park July 20th Comer Cox

07/09/2014 - Iles Park Pickleball Tournament

06/30/2014 - Central Illinois Daylily Society Exhibition Show

06/24/2014 - Music in the Park June 29th

06/12/2014 - Comer Cox Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Announced

06/06/2014 - Cast in Bronze Performs at the Carillon Festival

06/04/2014 - Donor to Offer Funding for Dog Park in Barker Park

05/28/2014 - History Comes Alive and Carillon Concerts

05/28/2014 - International Carillon Festival Announcement

05/15/2014 - Springfield Park District's Jamboree and Movie and Music in the Park

05/15/2014 - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Donates $5,000 to Springfield Park District

05/13/2014 - Botanical Garden Plant and Water Sale

05/01/2014 - Enos Park Volunteer Day

05/01/2014 - Henson Robinson Zoo's Dr. Dolittle Day

04/30/2014 - Carillon Concert and Tour Schedules

04/30/2014 - Springfield Park District Appoints New Director of Recreation

04/25/2014 - Springfield Park District Participates in Earth Day Awareness Fair

04/10/2014 - Lifeguarding Classes Announced

04/08/2014 - Baby Spider Monkey Makes His Debut!

04/07/2014 - Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

04/01/2014 - Breakfast With the Easter Bunny

03/31/2014 - Extended Bike and Hike Days in Washington Park

03/27/2014 - Train Volunteers Needed!

03/19/2014 - Spring Floral Show

03/19/2014 - Lifeguarding Info

03/07/2014 - Spring Learn To Play Hockey Begins

03/05/2014 - Washington Park Named Macy's Heart Your Park

03/02/2014 - Fall Preschool In the Park Registration

02/27/2014 - Jackie Peeler named Henson Robinson Zoo Director

02/25/2014 - Derek Harms named Executive Director of the Springfield Park District

02/21/2014 - Frog Watch USA Training

02/21/2014 - 2014 Speedo Championship Meet

02/21/2014 - 2014 IHSA Boy's Sectional Swimming & Diving Meet

02/14/2014 - Zoo Closes Due To Weather Issues

02/07/2014 - Zoo Closes Due To Weather Issues

02/04/2014 - Prairie State Orchid Society Show and Sale

01/31/2014 - Central State Eight Swimming and Diving

01/17/2014 - Eisenhower Pool Receives $20,00 Donation For Lighting

01/01/2014 - Healthy Family Kickoff


2013

12/10/2013 - Caroling at the Carillon

12/09/2013 - Carter's Drive Makes Sizable Donation

12/06/2013 - Santa House Hours

12/06/2013 - Skate with Santa

12/05/2013 - Washington Park Botanical Events

12/04/2013 - Crossfit Eject at Eisenhower Pool

11/12/2013 - Pancakes, Paws, and Santa Claus

11/11/2013 - Nelson Center Winter Camp

10/29/2013 - Try Hockey For Free Day

10/28/2013 - Riverside Campground Closing for Season

10/03/2013 - Fall Learn to Play Hockey

10/02/2013 - Henson Robinson Zoo Children's Garden Ribbon Cutting

10/02/2013 - Fur, Feather, Fin Fall Fling

09/25/2013 - Velasco Tennis Center Resurfacing

09/23/2013 - Fall Learn To Skate Academy

09/12/2013 - ADM Fall Hockey Program

09/04/2013 - Washington Park Botanical garden News!

08/30/2013 - Extended Bike and Hike Hours For Washington Park

08/15/2013 - Centennial Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

08/05/2013 - Lifeguarding Class

07/17/2013 - Washington Park Botanical Garden Plant Sales

07/11/2013 - Henson Robinson Zoo Family Campout

07/08/2013 - Music in the Park Schedule For July

07/03/2013 - Capital City Pickleball Classic

06/19/2013 - Zumbathon

06/18/2013 - Mystery Family Campout

05/09/2013 - Westchester Subdivision

05/07/2013 - Summer Camp Registration Begins

05/03/2013 -  Dr. Dolittle Day

05/03/2013 - Carillon Concerts and Tours

04/23/2013 - Washington Park Botanical Garden’s Amateur Photography

04/10/2013 - Party For The Planet

04/03/2013 - Zoological Society Trivia Night Fundraiser

04/03/2013 - Learn To Skate Academy

03/12/2013 - Power Hockey Registration Info

03/07/2013 - Adult Learn To Play Hockey Registration

03/01/2013 - Preschool In the Park Registration

02/20/2013 - Mike Stratton Resignation

02/11/2013 - Frog Watch

02/08/2013 - Winter Swim Lessons

02/08/2013 - Competitive Stroke Class

02/08/2013 - Park District's New Website

02/07/2013 - Sectional Swim Meet

01/23/2013 - Orchid Society Show and Sale

01/15/2013 - Learn to Skate Academy

01/14/2013 - Park District receives $318,000 grant

4/29/2017
Out and About- St. Louis Zoo
4/29/2017
Out and About- St. Louis Zoo
4/29/2017
Out and About- St. Louis Zoo
4/29/2017
Pizza and a Movie
4/29/2017
Out and About: St. Louis Zoo
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