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Park Board Facilities In Springfield Serve As Cooling Centers During Heat Advisories

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

As temperatures reach the mid 90s  in the Ozarks this week with the heat index above 105, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board is offering places for the public to cool off.

All three family centers have opened their lobbies as cooling centers during the heat advisory.  They are:

  • Doling Family Center, 301 E. Talmage
  • Chesterfield Family Center, 2511 W. Republic Rd.
  • Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Rd.

The lobbies have seating, restroom access and air conditioning, and hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Jordan Valley Ice Park’s lobby is open as a public cooling center from noon to 8 p.m.
Three public pools will remain open until 8 p.m. during the heat advisory.  Silver Springs Pool, 1100 N. Hampton, is open late Tuesday night, August 10, and Thursday night, August 12, and Fassnight Pool will stay open until 8 Wednesday night, August 11.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.