Park News

The Springfield Park District at the Illinois State Fair
Come out and visit the Springfield Park District at the Illinois State Fair! Find us in Conservation World from 10:00am-6:00pm. You can try out our NEW Soccer Darts, try out FootGolf, decorate rocks, pick up a copy of our 2017 Fall Program Guide, and learn about all the fun going on at the Park District! For more information call 217-544-1751.





Park -n- Chill at Washington Park!
NOW OPEN! Head over to Iron Springs at Washington Park and grab some Italian Ice from the NEW "Park -n- Chill" at the Stand in Washington Park.  Open Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - 9pm.  What a great way to spend the afternoon in the park with a sweet treat!  Find them on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Park-N-Chill


Movies & Music in the Park
Movies and Music in the Park is back for the summer! See the flyer below for all the event dates, times and locations.


"Moana"
Join us on Friday, September 15 for our last free movie of the summer! The movie will begin at dusk (roughly 8:00pm) in Rotary Park. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets. HyVee will have concessions available for purchase. Add our Facebook Event to your calendar.



Celtic Fest
Join us for "Celtic Fest" on Sunday, September 17 from 4:00-7:00pm at Washington park Picnic Shelter and Playground. This concert will feature The Emerald Underground, Elks Pipes and Skibereen. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets. You can also bring your own food and drinks (no alcohol allowed). Add our Facebook Event to your calendar.



FREE Days at the Zoo!
Mark your calendars.... You will want to take advantage of our NEW Free Day Schedule at the Henson Robinson Zoo.

Each year we offer free days at our zoo. They have traditionally surrounded events that happen a couple of times each year. But this year we have an exciting NEW Free Day Program! Plan your next outing and take advantage of one of these free days to visit the Zoo.

Third Thursday Free Days
Every third Thursday from June to September will be a free day.


FREE Saturdays!
Plan a Free Saturday at the Zoo on one of these dates listed below.
Saturday, May 27
Saturday, July 22
Saturday, August 26

Henson Robinson Zoo Day
Friday, June 16

For more information contact the Zoo at 217-585-1821.


Saturday Evening Specials
The Carillon will be continuing the FREE Saturday Evening Specials Concerts for this summer. Listen to special concerts played on the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon bells at 2:00pm and 6:30pm on specific concert dates below. Call 217-546-3853 for more information.

Concert Dates



Washington Park Historic Photography Display
Come view photographs of Washington park dating back to its creation in 1902. The exhibit chronicles the changes that have taken place in the park over the years. The exhibit opens on August 19 and runs until September 3 on Monday though Friday from 12:00-4:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-5:00pm. Call 217-546-4116 for more information.



Illinois State Fair with Special Recreation
The Illinois State Fair is the best time of the year! Rides, food, games and farm animals. Join Special Recreation on Sunday, August 20 from 8:30am to 12:00pm at the Illinois State Fair. Drop off and pick up at Erin's Pavilion. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information or to sign up.



Special Recreation Free September Dance
Bring your dancing shoes and let's get ready to boogie for our monthly semi-formal dance at Erin's Pavilion on September 1 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. This dance is free to individuals of all ages and abilities. Come dance and hang out with friends! Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information. Add our Facebook event to your calendar.



Holiday Camp: Labor Day
School's out for Labor Day so come to our Holiday Camp. This camp is for ages 5-22 on Monday, September 4 from 8:00am to 5:30pm at the Nelson Center, Lincoln Park. Have your child enjoy crafts, games, sports, movies, and much more! This program os for individuals with disabilities but is open to everyone. Please pack a cold sack lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 to sign your child up. Add our Facebook event to your calendar.



GO 217
Join us on the first Thursday of the month (September 7) at the Washington Park Gazebo from 6:00-7:00pm for a workout! You do not need to register... just show up with your friends, a yoga mat (optional) and a drink. Check out GO217's Facebook page or website for more information.



Art Spectacular
Up to 50 artists from across the U.S. will exhibit their work during this juried fine art show. The FREE event includes musicians and food vendors. Kids place activities are $2/child. The proceeds benefit the special events at the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon. Volunteers and sponsors contact dandbwalker58@gmail.com. The event will run on September 9 from 10:00am-5:00pm and September 10 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon. Add our Facebook event to your calendar.



Round the Town
This will be a four-day, adult golf tournament. All season passes will be honored. All members of a group must have paid entry fees before a tee-time will be assigned. All tournament prizes must be claimed by next year's tournament start. The tournament runs from September 9-10 and September 16-17. Call 217-522-2633 for more information. Fill out a registration form in order to participate.



August Calendar
Here is a fun calendar that you can print off and stick on your fridge!



Summer Program Guide
Our NEW Summer Program and Facility Guide is here! Make sure you check out our locations to pick up your copy or at any Illinois Times Stand. You can also click the image below and download our free guide right to your computer!


Fall Program and Facility Guide
Our Fall Guide is here! Make sure to pick up a copy from us at the Illinois State Fair in Conservation World. This is a MUST HAVE resource for everything Springfield Park District! Click the image below to download a pdf to your computer.



Event and Program Listings
To help you better find what fun event or program you are looking for, we have created this quick alphabetical listing:


Alley Catz Bowling
This year-long bowling program for the developmentally disabled consists of six, 8-week sessions. Alley Catz Bowling League offers a great opportunity for socializing. All participants must register one week in advance in order to participate in a session or bring $2 each week to King Pin Lanes. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information or to sign up.


BMX

The Springfield Park District and the Springfield BMX Club have partnered together to offer a full BMX track and an all inclusive BMX program that provides recreational programs for both kids and adults. The track itself is nestled in upper Riverside Park. This unique BMX course features a dirt track complete with jumps and turns. The BMX Club strives to provide high quality ABA (American Bicycle Association) program, in fact, riders from the Springfield BMX Club have been racing and dominating in the Illinois State Championship Series for years. Go to the Springfield BMX Club Facebook page or the Springfield BMX Club website for more information.

The BMX Track is open from March 1 through October 29. Practices are on Wednesdays (weather permitting) and cost $5. You are required to have helmets, closed toed shoes, long pants and long sleeves. Races on on Sundays from 2:00-4:00pm (Pre-Registration 1:00-2:00pm).

Public Hours:
  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 3:00-8:00pm
  • Saturdays from 12:00-5:00pm


Preschool in the Park
Enroll your child in our Preschool in the Park program at Washington Park for the 2017-2018 year! We have 3-5 year old mixed aged classes and you can pick 2, 3 and 5 day options. Classes run begin September 5, 2017 and run until May 18, 2018.

September 5, 2017 - May 17, 2018
Monday-Friday
9:00-11:30am
12:45-3:15pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00-11:30am
12:45-3:15pm

September 6, 2017 - May 18, 2018
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
9:00-11:30am
12:45-3:15pm

Call Debbie at 217-546-3970 for more information or to sign your child up. Check out Preschool in the Park's Facebook Page!



Private Golf Lessons
Private golf lessons with one of the four Springfield Park District PGA Professionals are available thoughout the spring, summer and fall by appointment. Please contact one of our PGA/LPGA Golf Professionals for more information.


DekHockey Registration
Dekhockey - a NEW sport outside the Nelson Center in Lincoln Park for family fun! With a league for everyone, it offers exciting activity with no hockey experience needed... no matter your sport background! DekHockey is a form of off ice hockey played 3 vs. 3 on a special sport court surface in tennis shoes on an outdoor rink. This sport offers a fun and lively atmosphere with leagues running from now until October. No experience is needed and all equipment is available on site! Players and teams keep up with their live stats and scoring online just like any other professional sport! Junior games are played on Sundays from 2:00-5:00pm and adult games are played on Sunday evenings. Contact Springfield Dekhockey at 563-949-6492 to get signed up or for more information. You can also register individually or as a team online at springfielddekhockey.com or email at springfielddekhockey@gmail.com. Check them out on Facebook @SpringfieldDekhockey.



Washington Park Botanical Garden Group Tours & Educational Programs
Bring your group for a tour of the garden today! Please call ahead to schedule a time. Tours are available Mondays-Fridays between 9:00am and 3:00pm from April through September. These tours are free and are available for any age group. Call 217-546-4116 to schedule a tour.


Developmental Rat Hockey
This drop-in hockey program is designed for parents and their children to enjoy the ice together while developing hockey skills. The program runs from April 29 through August 30 on Saturdays from 5:15-6:15pm and Sundays from 4:15-5:15pm at the Nelson Center. Call 217-753-2800 for more information.


Private Tennis Lessons
These lessons are for all ages and are for people looking for one-on-one tennis instruction. Private Tennis Lessons are available throughout the season based on your availability. Please call the tennis pro shop at 217-546-4103 to schedule a private lesson.


Women's Tennis Drills
Through repetition the student will improve her skills for better enjoyment of the sport. At the end of the drill, the student will participate in games designed for the improvement of their game. To schedule a day and time call Velasco Tennis Center at 217-546-4103.


Stick-N-Puck
These pick-up style hockey games are organized by the participants. Games run on specific weekdays from May 1 through September 8 at the Nelson Center. Call 217-753-2800 for more information.


Bike and Hike Days
Each season from May through September on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-6pm (modified loop) and on Sundays from 8am-3pm take part in Washington Park Bike & Hike Days. Check out the loop maps. You can now enjoy time during the week! Bike and Hike days are where we give park goers an opportunity for safe recreation by minimizing vehicular traffic.


Carillon and Tower Tours
Go on a tour of the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon and its tower. Make sure you call ahead to schedule a day and time for your tour at 217-546-3853. Tours will be available from May 3 through September 27 on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Pickleball for Beginners
Pickleball is every Wednesday at 5:30pm at Iles Park until October 4! Come learn the basics of Pickleball from members of the Springfield Pickleball Association. We provide the paddles and balls, all you have to do is show up in athletic wear and have fun!




Bingo Night
Join us on Wednesdays for FREE Bingo! We play Bingo, cover all and four corners. Bingo Night will run from May 3 through August 30 from 5:30-6:30pm at Erin's Pavilion in Southwind Park. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303.


Carillon Concerts
Carlo van Ulft, the Park District's carillonist, plays a wide variety of classical, folk and popular music year-round. Enjoy the beauty of Washington Park and the adjacent Botanical Center with the unique accompaniment of carillon music. Free concerts in the summer are played on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 & 6:30pm and on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Call 217-546-3853 for more information.


Summer Adult Learn to Play Hockey
Drop in for our Summer Adult Learn to Play Hockey program! This is for beginners to learn the basics of hockey. The program runs from May 3 through August 30 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Call 217-753-2800 for more information.


Master's Swim Practice
Have advanced swimming skills and want to practice with others? Join us on Sundays at Nelson Center Pool from 8-9:30am from May 28 through September 3. Call 217-753-2800 for more information.


Summer Skate School
Summer Skate School is offered throughout the summer for figure skaters at the Nelson Center. Skaters will be able to schedule private lessons with instructors. There will also be spins, jumps and stroking classes held during designated times. A schedule will be distributed closer to summer. Skate School will begin on Monday, June 5 and run until Friday, August 11. See the flyer for more information or call 217-753-2800.


Nelson Center Summer Camp
How many summer camps have you heard of that teach your children how to swim and ice skate?! At the Nelson Center's summer camp, we do just that! Starting on June 5 and running until August 11 from Mondays through Fridays. From 7:00am until 5:30pm your child will be enjoying arts & crafts, field trips, ice skating, swimming, sports, games, nature and so much more! You will not hear "I am so bored" at all with our summer camp. Also, if you sign up between now and May 15 we will give you $10 off each week registered! Call 217-753-2800 for more information or to sign up.


Special Needs Summer Day Camp
Join Special Recreation for Camp L.E.A.P. this summer! Camp begins on Monday, June 5 and runs until Friday, August 18. Camp is Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm at Nelson Center for ages 4 to 12 and Erin's Pavilion for ages 13 to 25. This camp is for individuals with and without disabilities. There will be scheduled activities for each day. Make sure your child packs a lunch with a drink each day (we will provide an afternoon snack). Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information or to sign up.


FootGolf
FootGolf is now open at Bergen Golf Course! Come out and try this exciting NEW sport. FootGolf is a precision sport, in which players kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. The game combines the two sports - Soccer & Golf; with emphasis on the rules and play of golf. This sport is great for the whole family. We also have FootGolf Birthday Party Packages available! Call 217-753-6211 for more information or to book a tee time.



Special Recreation at the Muni

Local outdoor theater at its finest. Join us for all the fun plays happening this summer at the Muni Theater. We will meet at the Muni. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 to sign up. See the flyer below for shows and details.



Pizza & Splash Pad
Join us for a pizza lunch and then we will go out to the splash pad at Southwind Park for some fun in the sun. You must be at least  7-years-old. Please provide a swimsuit, sunscreen and a towel. We will be enjoying this fun and NEW program on Saturday, July 15 and Saturday August 12 from 10:30am-12:00pm both days. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information or to sign up.



Special Olympics: Bocce
This is a great one-on-one event or a doubles effort. Join Springfieldpark Specialrec on Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm starting on July 24 and running until October 7 at Southwind Park. Learn the game of Bocce, where throwing a little white ball, and then trying to get as close to it as possible with a larger ball while standing 60 feet away, can be as exciting as any sport offered.



Special Olympics: Flag Football
Flag football is a fun and active game with a great amount of exercise and running. Learn the basics and rules of flag football. Practices are on Tuesdays starting on August 1 and running through September 24 at Southwind Park, Erin's Pavilion. This is for ages 8 and up. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information or to sign up.


Men's Fall Softball
This is a recreational league for men. Each team plays six games plus a single elimination tournament. Awards are given for both regular season and tournament play. Games begin on September 7 and run through October 12 on Thursdays between 6:00pm and 10:00pm at Iles Park. Registration deadline is August 8. Call 217-544-1751 ext. 1012 to sign up or for more information.



Platform Tennis League
Students who are looking for a more competitive training program or just simply want one-on-one platform tennis instruction may want to consider private platform tennis lessons. Private platform tennis lessons are available from August 13 through November 11 (or the first snowfall) based on your ability. Call the pro shop to schedule a private lesson at 217-546-4103.



Pasfield Fall Jr. Golf League
This league is designed to provide juniors the opportunity to play in a weekly, organized golf league after school. The fall Pasfield Jr. Golf League will have tee times on Wednesdays after school throughout the fall. All forms must be hand delivered to Pasfield Golf Course along with payment. Registration begins Monday, August 14, 2017 at 7:00am. Find forms here (once available). For more information, please call Pasfield Golf Course at 217-698-6049.



Pee Wees Tennis Lessons
These lessons offer a great way to introduce children to the sport of tennis through fun, interactive games and drills geared toward children. A parent or responsible adult must be present during the entire lesson. Lessons are at the Velasco Tennis Center Mondays through Fridays from 5:30-6:30pm starting August 14 through September 22. Call 217-546-4103 to set up a lesson.



After School Recreation PowerPlay! Beyond School
We will be offering an after school program for individuals with or without disabilities. This program will focus on fitness, nutrition and health. We will provide a snack, recreational activities and time to do homework. Chatham Schools (Erin's Pavilion) will begin this program on August 16 and District 186 (Nelson Center) will begin on August 21. Both school districts' after school programs will run from 2:00-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Call Annette at 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information or to sign your child up.



MinorHawks Learn to Play Hockey
For this program, basic hockey skills are introduced, to boys and girls, with our eight-class program. Students must receive a passing grade to advance to Learn to Play 2 Hockey or to our House Leagues.

Classes begin on August 16 and run until October 4. Learn to Play 1 is from 5:45-6:30pm and Learn to Play 2 is from 6:30-7:30pm.

Learn to Play Hockey 1 classes are 45 minutes in length and Learn to Play Hockey 2 classes are one hour in length. Learn to Play 1 is for beginners and Learn to Play 2 is for advanced beginners and a feeder program into our Lower/Upper House Leagues and Travel Team. Fill out our Registration Form to sign up and get more information at www.springfieldkings.org or call 217-753-2800.



Co-Ed Fall Softball
This is a recreational league for both men and women. Games begin on September 6 at Lincoln Park. Games are played on Wednesdays between 6:00pm and 10:00pm. Each team plays six games plus a single elimination tournament. Awards are given for both regular season and tournament play. Registration deadline is August 19. Call 217-544-1751 ext. 1012 to register or for more information.



Manny's Drills
This is open to all ages, sexes and levels. Through repetition the student will improve his or her skills for better enjoyment of the sport. At the end of the drill, the student will participate in games designed for the improvement of their game. This program runs from August 21 through November 9 (or the first snow) from 6:30-8:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Velasco Tennis Center. Call 217-546-4103 to set up a drill time.



Academy Bullets Swim Club
The Academy Bullets Swim Club is looking for swimmers of all abilities ages 5-18 to join their team. They promote development of strong and well-rounded athletes. Each swimmer will learn the four competitive swimming strokes plus racing turns and starts. "Every Swimmer, Every Day!"


The Bullets will have swim evaluations on August 22 & 23 at Nelson Center Pool from 5:30-6:30pm.

Practices run nightly Monday-Friday and Saturday mornings at Eisenhower pool. For tryout information contact Heather Fort h.fort@academybullets.com.



Funshop
This program offers a unique education based environment where parents and children can engage in interactive pay. Most of the program is devoted to self directed play, however, each class also features small-group activities designed to develop social and language skills. At least one parent, relative or caregiver must accompany each child to every class. Classes begin on September 5 and run through December 8. You choose which day and time works for you based on the available times on the flyer below. Parent orientation is August 28 & 29. Call 217-753-6234 or email funshop@springfieldparks.org to register your child. Check out Funshop's blog for more information on how to register!



Ballroom Dance Classes
Ballroom Dance class offerings and logistics may change. Always check for current information at www.RonAndPaulaDance.com or call Ron & Paula at 217-553-0446. These classes will run from August 30 through November 15 at the Nelson Center from 6:00-9:30pm on Wednesday nights. Learn Ballroom, Nite Club 2-Step, Foxtrot, Cha Cha/Mambo, Waltz, and West Coast Swing. To sign up call 217-553-0446.



Zooper Edventures Classes
Take a walk on the wild-side and have a Zooper Adventure! Kids ages 5-6 or 7-9 will have a wild time in the classroom with fun theme-related games, crafts, a zoo discovery walk, and other fun learning activities! Advanced registration is required. Call 217-585-1821 for more information or to register.



Fencing
Hosted by the Springfield Park District and the Capitol Fencing Academy. Beginner fencing introduces the foil weapon along with proper techniques for fencing. Intermediate fencing builds upon techniques learned in the Beginner Fencing class. All fencing gear is provided. Class meets once a week (Sundays) for four weeks. Beginner class is from 2:15-3:15pm and Intermediate class is from 1:00-2:00pm at the Nelson Center. Call 217-544-1751 ext. 1012 to sign up.



Special Recreation at the Hoogland Center for the Arts
The show must go on! Join us for some live, local theater and get to see some wonderful talent preform on stage as we visit the Hoogland Center of the Arts downtown. Pick up and drop off will be at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Come see "The Wiz" on September 3 and "The Dual Piano Christmas Show" on December 17! Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 to sign up.



Zoo Tot Classes
Zoo Tot Classes are a chance for you and your preschooler to share a special, fun, and educational experience at the zoo together. Each class includes stories, animal visits, cool crafts, games, and more! Advanced registration is required. For any class theme, please choose either the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday (if available) session. Classes begin on September 5 and run until November 30 at the Henson Robinson Zoo. Call 217-585-1821 for more information or to sign up.



Girls on the Run
This is a character development program for girls. The program combines life skill lessons with training for a 5K run in a creative, interactive and incredibly FUN way! Girls on the Run emphasizes independent thinking, building self-awareness and confidence, making healthy choices, supportive friendships and having fun while being active. Any girl in grades 3-5 can join. The program includes 20 lessons, a program shirt, 5K registration and a medal. Girls on the Run begins on September 5 and ends on November 9. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:15pm. Go to www.gotrcentralillinois.org for more information and to register or call 217-726-9808.



Senior Olympics
The Illinois Senior Olympics based in Springfield began in 1977, making it the oldest State Games in the United States. Springfield's first Senior Olympics hosted 122 athletes. Today, the Illinois games hosts up to 1,400 male and female athletes with an age range of 50 years and better. The Illinois Senior Olympics include more than 20 events and 3 team sports. Springfield is the only qualifying site in Illinois for athletes that would like to participate in the National Senior Games.

The Illinois Senior Olympics is proud to promote healthy lifestyles for seniors. The games are an excellent way for seniors to be fit and active and improve their physical and mental condition. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other athletes, enjoy some friendly competition and engage the entire family in health and wellness.

Registration is already in progress and the deadline to apply is September 6, 2017. The cost to register is $40 ($45 if registering after August 9, 2017) and allows the participant to enter 6 events (additional events are $3 each). Register online at ilseniorolympics.org or call 217-528-4035 ext. 118 for registration forms and brochures.

For information please visit ilseniorolympics.org or contact Justin Yuroff (Development Officer, Director of Illinois Senior Olympics) at 217-528-4035 ext. 118 or email development@ssoci.org.


Aqua Aerobics
These classes are designed to improve cardiovascular conditioning, stretching and muscle toning. Classes run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays fro 9:15-10:15am from September 6 through November 29. Call 217-525-8847 for more information or to sign up.



Wednesday Doubles
Want to get together with a friend and play on a doubles league? We have the perfect night planned for pairs! Join us at the Velasco Tennis Center on Wednesday nights at 5:00pm and 7:00pm for Wednesday Doubles. All you have to do is purchase a season pass to participate. Call 217546-4103 for more information or to sign up.



Bingo Night
Come join us for a night fun and FREE Bingo. We play cover all, four corners and regular Bingo. Bingo runs from September 6 through November 29 on Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:30pm. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information or to sign up.



Diving Lessons
This program provides the youth of Springfield & Sangamon County an opportunity to learn and perfect the sport of one-meter springboard diving. Lessons are available to all levels of participants; from Beginner to Competitive (participants must pass a swimming skills test prior to participating in this program). Sessions run monthly from September 6 through November 26. Call 217-525-8847 to sign up or for more information.



Cooking Class
Learn the basics of cooking! This class will teach the basics of independent cooking with a focus on learning to use small kitchen appliances, cooking hygiene and safety, and healthy eating. Some food will be prepared most weeks but not a full meal. Classes run on Thursdays from September 7 through November 30 (no class on November 23) and last four weeks per session. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information or to sign up.



Masters Swim Practice
This is a practice written, run and organized by participating master swimmers. The participants can attempt to complete workouts assigned by the Aquatics director and/or participants. This program is offered for advanced swimmers at Eisenhower pool. Masters Swim Practice is on Sunday mornings from 8:00-9:30am from September 10, 2017 through May 20, 2018. Call 217-525-8847 for more information or to sign up for a year lap pass.



Pizza and a Movie
Lights, camera, action! Join us for a delicious pizza lunch and then we will travel to a local movie theater to see a new major motion picture. Fees for this program include the lunch and the movie. Time for pick up will be determined depending on how long the movie lasts. This program is for anyone with or without a disability. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information or to sign up.



Fall Washington Park Botanical Garden Group Tours
Bring your group for a tour of the Gardens today! Please call ahead to schedule a date and time. Tours run from September 11 through December 19 from 9:00am to 3:00pm Mondays-Fridays. Tours are free and are available for any age group. Call 217-546-4116 for more information or to schedule a tour.



Swim Lessons
Sign up for swim lessons for you and/or your child at Eisenhower Pool. We have Parent/Tot, Group, Semi-Private and Private swim lessons available. Session 1 classes start on September 17 and Session 2 classes start on October 29. Call 217-525-8847 for more information or to sign up.



Henson Robinson Zoo Penguin Holding Building
Please see the following Bid Notice and Specifications for the Henson Robinson Zoo Penguin Holding Building Project.  The owner will receive sealed bids until 2pm Central Time on Monday, May 15, 2017.  Bids are to be delivered to the Board Room of the Springfield Park District Offices at Bunn Park.


mySidewalk
We have a new online forum called mySidewalk that community members can log onto and weigh in on crucial issues facing the Park District and share your feedback and what you would like to see for the future of recreation and parks in Springfield. Just follow the instructions below and go to mysidewalk.com/sidewalks/discover We Want Your Feedback!



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