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Parks Department Celebrating 40 Years of February Family Events

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management is having a party and everyone is invited.  On Monday, February 19, 2018, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, along with the Springfield Board of Park Commissioners, invites you to kick off “Fabulous February!” for its 40th year of winter fun. 

Forest Park will come alive with a day jam-packed with activities that invite families to spend time together having fun and relaxing in beautiful Forest Park.  Most of this year’s events will take place at the renovated Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center (ECOS) on Porter Lake.  Additional activities have been included to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Mayor Sarno stated, “I am proud to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Fabulous February. This year’s program offers families the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors right in our beautiful Forest Park. I encourage everyone to look at the events planned and set time aside to participate and enjoy!”

Patrick Sullivan, Executive Director of Parks, Recreation and Building Management, added, “Our recreation division has done a great job to ensure 40 years of quality programs for February vacation week.  We are thrilled to be working with the Superintendent Daniel Warwick and the School Department in opening our newly renovated auditoriums at Kennedy and Duggan Jr. High Schools for a movie night as well as the Chestnut auditorium. This gives the opportunity beyond our usual weekend schedule to take time during the week and spend it with your family. We welcome everyone to participate.”

“We are thrilled to be opening up Forest Park and our municipal school auditoriums for positive programs for families. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday and during the week. Please look at our schedule and bring a friend,” said Paula Thayer, Assistant Director of Parks, Recreation and Building Management.

 

Monday, February 19th

Mission Impossible

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ages 7-15 years

Pre-registration Required

Session 1:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Session 2: 12:00 p. m.- 2:00 p.m.

Location: ECOS Center

Cost: Free

 

Sounds of the Rain Forest

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ages 6 & Up

Pre-registration Required

Location: ECOS Center

 

Old-Fashioned Hot Dog Roast

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All Ages

Location: ECOS Center

Cost: All snack bar items are $1.00 Cash only

 

Ice Sculpture of our “Mascot”

11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All Ages

Location: ECOS

Cost: Free

 

40th Celebration with Mayor Domenic J. Sarno

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

All Ages

Location: ECOS Center

Cost: Free

 

Birds of Prey

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

All Ages

Pre-Registration Required

Location: ECOS Center

Cost: Free

 

Tuesday, February 20th

Public Skating

Skating with Boomer

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

All Ages

Skating with the Thunderbirds

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

All Ages

Location: Cyr Arena

Cost: Youth $3.00, Adults $5.00, Rentals $4.25 per pair

 

Frozen Movie Night

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

All Ages

Location: Kennedy Middle School Auditorium

Cost: Free

 

Wednesday, February 21st

Adventure Challenge

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ages 7 – 15 years

Location: ECOS Center

Cost: Free

Pre-Registration Required

 

Pool, Pizza, & Ice Cream Party

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Children can arrive at 10:15 a.m. to complete a mandatory swim test

Pre-Registration Required.

Ages 5 – 15 years

Location: Central High School

Cost: $10.00 (cash only) per person payable on site.  Proper swimwear required.  

 

Frozen Movie Night

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Duggan Middle School Auditorium

Cost: Free

 

Thursday, February 22nd

Frozen Movie Night

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Chestnut Accelerated Middle School Auditorium

Cost: Free

 

During this vacation week, Cyr Arena is operating with expanded public skating hours.  The rink will hold public skating Monday through Friday, from 12:00 noon until 1:50 p.m. There are public skating hours Friday and Saturday from 7:00 to 8:50 p.m., and Sunday from 2:00 until 3:50 p.m. There is a fee of $3.00 for children, 15-years of age and under, and $5.00 for adults for public skating. Skate rentals are available for a $4.25 fee.  Call Cyr Arena at (413) 787-6438 for details.

For safe skating updates, please call (413) 787-6434 or (413) 787-6461 and for additional information on any of our programs, please visit our website at: www.springfieldcityhall.com/park . No calls will be answered on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 19, 2018.  Any cancellation information due to inclement weather will be available at (413) 787-6434 or (413) 787-6435.               


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