SPRINGFIELD, MO — The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Greene County for Monday, July 31, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. To help residents cool off and stay safe during Heat Advisories, including those who may have lost power in the overnight storm, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board adjusts pool schedules and offers cooling center options. These extra options are available only during Heat Advisories. 


When staffing and facilities are available, the Park Board strives to keep one outdoor pool open late during Heat Advisories, including:

Monday, July 31, Westport Pool, 3100 W. Mt. Vernon St., open 1-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 1, Meador Pool, 2500 S Fremont Ave., open 1-8 p.m. (in conjunction with National Night Out, discount admission begins at 4 p.m.)

Outdoor pool admission is $4/Youth and Seniors, $5/Adults, 1-5:30 p.m. Admission to all locations drops to $1 or free with a canned food donation every day, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and that discount rate also extends to 8 p.m. when pools remain open late. Food donations benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.

For information on pool locations, schedules and more, visit ParkBoard.org/Aquatics. Media is not allowed inside pool gates without making prior arrangements.

The public is also welcome to cool off in the water at the Ozarks Stream and Fountain at Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway. Fountains run daily, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., with fountain shows every hour on the hour, and a longer show 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. 


All three Springfield-Greene County Park Board Family Centers, as well as Jordan Valley Ice Park, open their entrance lobbies as free public cooling centers during Heat Advisories. All lobbies have seating, restroom access and air conditioning. No formal programming is planned. All locations are confirmed to have power Monday, July 31, following overnight storm damage.

Family Center cooling centers:

Chesterfield Family Center, 2511 W. Republic Road, 417-891-1616

Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road, 417-891-1500

Doling Family Center, 301 E. Talmage Ave., 417-837-5900

Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Saturday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Jordan Valley Ice Park’s cooling center:

735 E. Trafficway, 417-866-7444

This cooling center entrance is the east-side doors (facing the Jordan Valley Park fountains) and is open 12-5 p.m. daily during heat advisories.  


Due to lack of air conditioning, the Springfield Skate Park, 945 W. Meadowmere St., modifies its operating hours during Heat Advisories, and when indoor temperatures exceed 95 degrees. During this Heat Advisory, Skate Park hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m., closed Mondays.

Media is not allowed inside pool gates or indoor facilities without making prior arrangements. 

For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510.