Park Day Reunion This Weekend

Springfield’s annual Park Day Reunion will be held this weekend at various locations around the city.

The main celebration will be taking place at Silver Springs Park, 1100 North Hampton, with the theme “Come Back for the Throw Back.” Participants are asked to wear clothing from the 70s, 80s, and 90s to represent “what you were wearing back then.”

Events are organized by the Springfield Reunion Club, in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

The weekend’s schedule is below:

Fri., Aug. 2

  • Hospitality, featuring DJ HW1, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2431 N. Glenstone Ave. Admission $10 adults, $5 kids ages 5-10 yrs. Reservations at 417 831-3131
  • Golf Skin Game, 9 a.m., Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course, 1825 E. Norton Rd. Contact Bevo Looney 417-343-8228

Sat., Aug. 3

  • Tennis Tournament, 9 a.m. at Silver Springs Park. Contact Randy Smith 417-576-6116 or Vincent Stout, 417-886-2682
  • Co-ed Softball games, 10 a.m. at Silver Springs Park. Contact Nora England, 417-861-7568.
  • Bowling Tournament, 11 a.m. at Sunshine Lanes, 1500 W. Sunshine St. Contact Sid Needham, 417-865-1203, or Sunshine Lanes, 417-866-7246.
  • Park Day Reunion Parade begins at noon. Sponsored by the Ladies Civic League and the NAACP. Contact Charmaine Huddleston, 417-425-9355, or Janet Price, 417-379-6652.
  • Park Day Car Show, 1-4: p.m. at Silver Springs Park. Trophies will be awarded, contact Wally Ransom, 417-766-6479.
  • 3-point Basketball Shootout, 1-4 p.m. at Silver Springs Park. Medals will be awarded, for five different age groups. Contact Wally Ransom, 417-766-6479.
  • Discount swimming, 1-6:30 p.m. at Silver Springs Pool, admission is $1 or free with a canned food donation for Ozarks Food Harvest .
  • Park Day Reunion Picnic, 1:30-4 p.m. at Silver Springs Park pavilion, donations accepted, everyone is welcome, bring a covered dish if you can.
  • Timmons Hall Open House, 1:30-4 p.m.at Silver Springs Park.
  • Park Day Reunion Dance, featuring Charlie Redd & The Full Flava Kings, Tulsa, Ok., 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton, 2431 N. Glenstone Ave. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Reservations at 417 831-3131

Sun., Aug. 4

  • Morning worship at various churches
  • Timmons Hall Open House, 1:30-4 p.m.at Silver Springs Park.
  • Praise in the Park Gospel music concert, 3:30 p.m., at Silver Springs Park. Contact Quincy Williams 417-861-3965 or Nora England, 417-861-7568.
  • Miss Silver Springs Beauty Pageant, 6 p.m. at Silver Springs Park Pool. Competition includes Future Miss Silver Springs (toddlers to 5 years), Little Miss Silver Springs (6-11 years), Junior Miss Silver Springs (12-15 years), and Miss Silver Springs (16-20 years). Contact Jane Pike, 417-869-8091; Stephanie Herron, 417-693-6442 or Sabrina Shockley, 417-597-1946.