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Touch A Truck
THIS SATURDAY!  It's our Annual Touch a Truck at Lincoln Park...

Carve for the Carillon
Bring your kiddos and your carving tools and head on over to the Washington Park Botanical Garden for the 10th Annual Carve for the Carillon!

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Don't miss the 10th Annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Washington Park Carillon!


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 Barker family 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.”

Request For Proposals

“Request for Proposal”

RE:  Southwind Turbine

Proposals are due no later than 2:00 p.m., August 8th at Bunn Office (to Elliott McKinley’s attention

There are no formal bid documents to be obtained

Those interested can come to Bunn Office to review documents

Pre-Bid Meeting:  July 24th at 10:00 a.m. at Southwind Park

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“Advertisement for Bids”

RE:  Nelson Center Heating

Bid Opening:  2:00 p.m. , July 31 at Bunn Office

Pre-Bid Meeting:  July 24th at 10:00 a.m. at Nelson Center

Bid documents can be obtained after July 22 by contacting the Frank Maras (Consulting Engineer) at 415-4549

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Any further questions can be directed to Elliott McKinley.

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