Request for Proposal
The Springfield Park District is soliciting area
business/individuals interested in providing concessions at Movie and Music in
the Park events.
Interested businesses desiring to be considered as a concessionaire
should submit a written proposal including the management and operation of concessions
Mailing Address Fax Email
Springfield Park District 217-544-1811 firstname.lastname@example.org
Movie and Music in
the Park Concessions
2500 South Eleventh St.
Springfield, IL 62702
Proposals must be received no later than 4:30 PM on April 25, 2014. A Committee
will review all proposals. Potential
Concessionaire may be asked to present an oral presentation before the review committee.
All proposals must
acknowledge adherence to the following:
- Insurance: Vendor is responsible for own equipment,
where required, and must list Springfield Park District as additional insured
based on District insurance requirements & amounts.
Vendor is free to advertise & promote their concessions. However, all
signage at events must be pre-approved by the Springfield Park District.
Vendor must meet all requirements set forth by the Sangamon County Department
of Public Health or other regulatory agencies. Vendor must supply power
source when applicable.
include the following:
to be sold: Vendor must state the types of products to be sold at events. Suggested but not mandated items
include: fruits, health bars, nutritional snacks, muffins, sandwiches, dry
pre-packaged goods, and similar items. Drinks: Bottled water, power
drinks, energy drinks, soda, and similar products. Specialty Items: slushy
type drinks, snow cones, popcorn, or other novelty items.
Vendor must provide a written description of the cash payment system they
will use and what commission they will to provide the district.
Each proposal must
provide the following additional information:
Name of Individual and/or business
of Food Handlers License/Certificate
and nature of business
any violations from Sangamon County Department of Public Health, State or
of what you will provide and how you will provide it
of items you expect the District to provide
of items you will provide
percentage of sales to the District.
If you have any
questions please call Sean Dickerson, Recreation Supervisor at 753-0700
The Henson Robinson Zoo is pleased to announce the public debut of the new baby Brown Headed Spider Monkey on Thursday, April 10th at 11:00 a.m. The baby, who is named Rudy, was born on December 17, 2013 to parents Oscar and CoaCoa. The birth was a recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Brown Headed Spider Monkey Species Survival Plan (SSP). The SSP helps ensure the genetic diversity of the captive species population.
Zoo visitors will be invited to visit the baby for the first time over the weekend. The zoo will be hosting a Monkey Baby Shower Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th and invite visitors to bring gifts for the baby. Each family bringing a gift will receive one free child admission. Acceptable gifts would include small baby toys (no liquid or small pieces inside), lengths of natural rope (10 feet or more), Shop ‘n Save gift cards, fruits & vegetables, Lowe’s or Menards gift cards and Petsmart gift cards.
Depending on the weather, the monkeys will be on exhibit 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Temperatures must be above 55 degrees for the monkeys to be outside
STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
** Addendum to
Original Advertisement Published 4/11/14 **
Prequalified Engineering Firms are invited to submit their Statement of
Qualifications to become eligible to perform BOTH DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION engineering services related to
STP-Bridge construction requirements for the Springfield Park District.
Springfield Park District has two bridge replacement projects, both located in
Washington Park. The project is
estimated around $1.5 million.
Statement of Qualifications should include the following information:
Name, address and brief history of firm
Resume of key personnel to be assigned to this
Related experience during the last five
years. For example:
Projects where construction engineering services
related were performed
Examples of other projects similar in
scope. Include the name of the project,
a contact person and dollar amount for each example
You are invited to include a maximum of three
pages of additional information not included above, if you believe it may be
useful and applicable in this project.
and Statement of Qualifications, with three copies, should be forwarded to the
following address and should be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30,
Springfield Park District
Attn: Elliott McKinley
2500 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
The Henson Robinson Zoo invites area youth to help celebrate Endangered Species Day by submitting original art that depicts endangered animals. The zoo’s Endangered Species Youth Art Contest is open to children in grades K-12 and should depict animals that are listed as threatened or endangered according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service or vulnerable or endangered by the ICUN Red List of Endangered Species.
Winners will be chosen in four categories: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12. Artwork must be submitted by May, 2nd and the top three in each of the age categories will be displayed at the zoo at Dr. Dolittle Day on May 14th. Zoo visitors will then be asked to vote and the winners will be announced at the end of the day at Dr. Dolittle Day. Complete contest guidelines and entry form can be found at the zoo’s website www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org.
Endangered Species Day was created in 2006 by the US Congress to celebrate and educate the community on endangered wildlife and the habitats in which they live. The event is being celebrated at Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) facilities across the country. The Henson Robinson Zoo will commemorate Endangered Species Day at Dr. Dolittle Day, May 10, 2014.
[Springfield, IL] – The Springfield Park District is excited to
announce that on March 20th the Board voted to expand the Bike and
Hike days at Washington Park for a trial period during April and May. Our traditional Bike and Hike Sundays opened
for the season on March 23rd and will continue from 8 am – 5pm each
Park Board Trustee, Grant Hammer,
“The Bike and Hike Days program on Sundays at Washington Park has proven to be
overwhelmingly popular. Implementing a scaled down version on weekdays will
provide greater opportunities for our residents to enjoy the park while
minimizing the impact on vehicular traffic.
the months of April and May, we will host Bike and Hike hours on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesdays from 4 pm – 6pm. During
Bike and Hike days the District places yellow barricades around the parks path
areas to encourage biking, hiking, walking and running within Washington
Park District feels that these additional hours will have a positive impact and
compliment the existing Sunday Bike and Hike Day. The new days will allow
families and park goers throughout the week to enjoy Washington Park after work
and will afford them time to get into the park with their children or grab
their bikes and go for a safe ride. “The
concept is to minimize traffic to give walkers an opportunity without having to
worry and compete for road space with vehicles,” states Derek Harms, Executive
weekday Bike and Hike will be a modified loop and vehicular traffic will be
able to access the major recreational and park amenities such as the
Playground, Tennis Courts, Gazebo, Pavilion, Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon and
the Botanical Gardens. It is a small
window of time, so there will still be ample opportunity for all park goers to
enjoy their evening drive through Washington Park after the 6pm Bike and Hike
are excited about the expanded hours, the additional recreation time it affords
the community and look forward to the increased activity in Washington Park as
we head into our 2014 Park Season.
Springfield Park district announces the registration
for the Summer Fun Preschool in the Park Program, which is scheduled to begin
June 10 and end July 18. Classes will be held at Washington Park
Preschool on Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30am or 12:45 – 3:15pm and at
Lincoln Park Preschool on Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30am. The fee
for the classes is $90 for in district and $100 for out of district. We will
also offer three, one day a week classes during the six week period. On
Mondays, Fantasy in the Woods, on Wednesdays, Crafty Cooking and on Fridays, D
is for Dinosaurs. The fee for theses classes are$55 in district and $65 out of
district. All of the above classes are for 3-5 year olds. Registration
for the classes will be April 9 (Wednesday) from 9:30am – 12:00pm at the Washington Park Preschool. Payment will be
due at sign-up. For further information call Debbie at
HENSON ROBINSON ZOO SEEKS VOLUNTEER TRAIN DRIVERS
The Henson Robinson Zoo is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with children to drive the zoo’s Wattman Mini Express trackless train. The electric train is environmentally friendly, powered by a silent 48-volt motor and pulls four passenger wagons. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license. Training sessions will be held Sunday, April 6 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Interested parties can choose the most convenient training session. Call the zoo at (217)585-1821 to indicate your interest in volunteering as a train driver and the training session you would like to attend.
The Springfield Park District and the Springfield Parks Foundation are excited to announce a grass roots fundraising effort to secure funds to construct a potential Dog Run on the west side of Washington Park. This idea was initiated by local community member Karen Hoelzer who would like to create a more centrally located dog run for dogs and their owners to enjoy. Donations should be made to the Springfield Parks Foundation. Make sure to indicate “Washington Dog Park” with your gift. To learn more about the proposed dog park please click on the links below.
The site includes information on the dog park plans, fundraising events, how to volunteer, a place to share ideas for the dog park, and soon will have a feature to share fun dog related links (photos/videos) to brighten your day.
Key Points of Interest
To Donate, please send payment to:
Springfield Parks Foundation
Attn: Washington Park Dog Run
2500 S. 11th St
Springfield IL 62703