Arts Enhance Local Culture, Economy

The Springfield Arts Community is more than just artwork. The Sculpture Walk, Artsfest, Cider Days, the Springfield Art Museum, the theatres, the opera, the orchestra and the ballet are all a part of Springfield’s art scene. These events bring in a surprising amount of money from the community and from tourists coming to see the shows, and

COVID

More Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Amended Order

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure amended the city’s “Road to Recovery” order, effective immediately and the Greene County Commission is expected to vote on an amended order this afternoon. City of Springfield amended Recovery Order The changes increase the number of people allowed for public gatherings from 15 to 25. The amendment also increases capacity of

Attractions Educate, Entertain Visitors

If you haven’t experienced Springfield’s attractions, National Travel & Tourism Week May 3-9 should give you a reason to think about doing that. You are truly missing out on some incredible experiences. Around every corner, there are fun things to do from swimming with sharks at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium to feeding

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Opening for Recreational Use

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is increasing recreational access. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to

Proceeds from Tourism Auction to Benefit Displaced Hospitality Workers

Stay-at-home orders put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic have had a terrible impact on those working in the hospitality industry. Hotels, restaurants, retailers, attractions and the businesses that serve them have seen revenue grind to a halt. More than 22,000 people work in Springfield’s hospitality industry and many of them have experienced reduced

Hosta Garden

Park Board Begins Reopening Facilities

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is making plans to begin reopening facilities May 4, following the City of Springfield’s and Greene County’s updated civil emergency orders. All Park Board facilities and activities have been closed since March to help prevent spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The updated city and county orders, in effect May 4-31, allow