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“Fabulous February” Winter Fun Activities Kicks off Next Monday

Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management is having a party and everyone is invited.  On Monday, February 18, 2019, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the Springfield Board of Park Commissioners invite you to kick off “Fabulous February!” for its annual winter fun.  

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “I am proud to be celebrating the 41st anniversary of Fabulous February. This year’s programs offer 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 BuildingManagement said, “Our recreation division has done a great job to ensure 41 years of quality programs for February Vacation week.  We are thrilled to be hosting the Birds of Prey Program and Cyr Arena for public skating. This year’s schedule offers activities for both the young and old. 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.”

Paula Thayer, Assistant Director of Recreation said, “We are thrilled to be opening up Forest Park and welcoming back Tom Ricardi and Regreen Springfield for another season of great program offerings. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday and during the week. Please look at our schedule and bring a friend.”  

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. 

 

Monday,, February 18th

 

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 

A two-part adventure program with Brad Miller of “Next Level Adventures,” who will conduct an adrenalin-rushed “Mission Impossible” day of challenges at the ECOS building in Forest Park.   Hotdogs will be provided for lunch for those that register for the full-day. Space is limited. 

 

Regreen Springfield

10:00 – 12:00 pm

Ages 6 & Up

Pre-registration Required

Location: ECOS Center

Participants will build a weather instrument that they can take home, and use to examine weather activity in their neighborhood

 

Face painting

10:30 – 2:30 pm

All Ages

Location: ECOS Center

Children off all ages will be able to choose from a variety of colorful designs to be painted on their faces….all for FREE!

 

Old-Fashioned Hot Dog Roast

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All Ages

Location: ECOS Center

Families can roast their own hotdogs over an open fire for $1.00.  There will be a snack bar with other beverages and popcorn.  All snack bar items will be offered for a $1.00 fee per item. Cash Only.

 

Ice Sculpture of our “Mascot”

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All Ages

Location: ECOS

Cost: Free

Watch in amazement as a block of ice is masterfully sculpted into our mascot.

 

Birds of Prey

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

All Ages

Pre-Registration Required

Location: ECOS Center

Cost: Free

A Bird’s-eye View- Rare birds that is!  Tom Ricardi and his “Birds of Prey” at the ECOS Center in Forest Park.

 

Tuesday, February 19th

 

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

10:00 – 1:00 pm

Ages 6 & Up

Pre-registration Required

Session 1: 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Session 2: 11:00 a. m.- 11:50 a.m.

Session 3: 12:00 p. m.- 12:50 p.m.

Location: ECOS Center

A hands-on instructor will lead participants through the woods of Forest Park in an interactive search for features of the natural world, like wetlands, upland forests, invasive plants, and more.

 

Public Skating

Skating with Boomer

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

All Ages

Location: Cyr Arena

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

 

Wednesday, February 20st

 

Adventure Challenge

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ages 7 – 15 years

Location: ECOS Center

Cost: Free

Pre-Registration Required

Join Brad Miller of Next Level Adventures as he leads participants on a once in a lifetime wild n’ raucous adventure.

 

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.  

 

Thursday, February 21st 

 

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

10:00 – 1:00 pm

Ages 6 & Up

Pre-registration Required

Session 1: 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Session 2: 11:00 a. m.- 11:50 a.m.

Session 3: 12:00 p. m.- 12:50 p.m.

Location: ECOS Center

A hands-on instructor will lead participants through the woods of Forest Park in an interactive search for features of the natural world, like wetlands, upland forests, invasive plants, and more. 

 

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 7:00-8:50 pm, and Sunday from 2:00 until 3:50 pm. 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. No calls will be answered on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 18, 2019.  Any cancellation information due to inclement weather will be available at (413) 787-6434 or (413) 787-6435.         

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