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Family Camp Out at the Zoo
Plan to sign up for the May Family Camp Out at the Zoo!  Bring your tent and stay for the night for an evening packed with fun and activities at the Henson Robinson Zoo.  Each Camp Out registration fee includes your camping area, dinner, activities, night hike and breakfast the following morning.  Check out the flyer for full details and call the Zoo to get signed up!

World Ocean's Day Art Contest
Area Youth - HURRY and enter the World Ocean's Day Art Contest!  The deadline is next Friday, May 29th.  See the flyer for full details or call the Henson Robinson Zoo at 217-585-1821

2015 Movie and Music in the Park
Mark your calendars and plan to attend all of the wonderful FREE Movies and Concerts in our Parks this Summer Season!

54th Annual Carillon Festival
Save the Date for the 54th Annual Carillon Festival June 3-7th.  Fireworks will be on Friday, June 5th!  Don't miss this wonderful event.

Junior Golf Camp

Be sure to get registered for Junior Golf Camp!  Registration opens bright and early Monday, April 27th

BIG Hole Golf Tournament
Golf just got a HOLE lot more fun with our Annual BIG Hole Golf Tournament.  Are you just an "average" golfer?  Then this tournament's for you!  Are you a golfer who wants to have some fun this summer at the next BIG Tournament?  Then this event is for you!  Get signed up today for the Park District's BIG Hole Golf Tournament!!

Breakfast with the Animals
Plan to attend Breakfast with the Animals on Saturday, June 13th!  And then stay for World Ocean's Day of Play.  The Breakfast will be from 8am - 10am and World Ocean's Day is from 10am - 6pm with TONS of activities for the whole family.

Nelson Center to have Elite Hockey Camp
Be sure to register early for the Elite Hockey Camp to be held at the Nelson Center in June!

Click here to check out the fees and download the Registration Form


Local donor, fundraiser and dog park proponent Karen Hoelzer has generously offered to work with the Park District and the community toward the construction of a dog park in Springfield Park District’s new Barker Park development.
Dog Park proponent and fundraiser Karen Hoelzer stated “I look forward to working closely with the Franklin Park Neighborhood Association, the park board and the community to provide a safe and enjoyable place where dogs can run freely off-leash and socialize with other dogs.”
Recent fundraising efforts could be shifted to Barker Park to help fulfill a significant component in the established master plan. Barker Park is a 26 acre piece of property that was generously donated to the Park District by the Paul Barker Trust with the intent to develop the land into a park. The Springfield Park District worked closely with the Franklin Park Neighborhood Association to create a master plan that meets the needs of the local residents. A dog park was included in a recent request from the Franklin Park Neighborhood Association as well as being included in the overall master plan for the park.
Franklin Park Neighborhood Association Board President Don Hunt commented “The Neighborhood Association is in full support of a potential dog park in the future Barker Park.”

2015 Senior Olympics
The 2015 Senior Olympics will be here before you know it!  Click on either link to the Senior Services of Central Illinois or the IL Senior Olympics Website for more details.

Family Campout at the Zoo
Junior Zoo Keepers - Summer Session A
Zooper Edventures - Horse Play
Animal Play Day at the Zoo - Jiggly Gelatin Day
Central IL Amateur Golf Tournament
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