Botanical Center Now Open

The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center reopened today following several weeks of being closed due to COVID-19 prevention. Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, along with all parks and trails operated by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, were allowed to remain open throughout the city and county stay-home orders. Attendance at Springfield Botanical Gardens has

Indoor pools open Saturday

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board reopens indoor aquatics at Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers Saturday, May 23, following nine weeks of closure due to COVID-19 prevention. Indoor pools will follow a modified schedule, based on current availability of certified lifeguards on staff. Family centers are also following a modified schedule. Starting Saturday, May 23, the schedule

Spring Travel Auction Bidding Ends Saturday Night

The Spring Travel Auction organized by the Convention & Visitors Bureau ends at 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Have you placed your bids? Not only can you get great prizes at great prices, funds generated by the auction will go to he Mother’s Industry Support Fund — a partnership between Mother’s Brewing Company and the Community Foundation

Playgrounds Reopen, Fitness Classes Resume Today

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board reopens all playgrounds Thursday, May 14, the same day some fitness classes resume at Family Centers. Playgrounds, along with other parks facilities, were closed for several weeks to help prevent spread of COVID-19, as outlined in previous Springfield and Greene County civil emergency orders. Orders amended on May 7 allow playgrounds to

Free Listings Available in Missouri Travel Guide

The Missouri Division of Tourism is beginning to put together the 2021 Official Missouri Travel Guide and that means it’s time for area businesses to update their free listings. Please access (or create) your account at industry.visitmo.com and update your listing by June 12. Keep in mind that you may have multiple listings that will

News You Can Use: Reopening Guidance

As the region begins reopening businesses and moving the economy into recovery mode, the Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue providing useful information for the leisure and hospitality industry. If you find articles that would be useful to others, please send links to them to Susan Wade at swade@springfieldmo.org. Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan Missouri Gov.