Cool off in Park Board pools and fountains


Jordan Valley Park’s Ozark Stream and Fountain is now open for the season in downtown Springfield, providing a refreshing interactive water feature for all ages. Opening was postponed due to previous City of Springfield COVID-prevention orders, now expired.

The meandering Ozarks Stream runs continuously throughout the day. The jumping fountain show takes place every hour, on the hours, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., for about 30 minutes. The fountains also run continuously 11 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to fountain maintenance, park rentals or community events.

Admission to Jordan Valley Park is free, and parking is available at Jordan Valley Ice Park, 635 E Trafficway. More information at

Indoor pools are open at Chesterfield and Doling family centers, each with a lap pool, recreation pool and splash features.

Both pools offer daily All Ages Open Swim at discounted rates: $4/adults, $3/youth and seniors. Adults Only admission is the normal Day Pass rate: $8/adults, $6/youth and seniors. Admission is free to members of Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers.

The weekly schedule (subject to change) is:

  • Monday-Friday, 6-11 a.m., Adults only
  • Monday-Friday 1-6 p.m., All ages open swim
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, Adults only
  • Saturday, Noon-3:30, All ages open swim
  • Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., All ages open swim

Capacity is limited at both indoor pools, according to city orders. No shared kickboards, noodles and weights are provided. Swim lessons, water aerobics, swim team and the whirlpool spa are currently unavailable.

The Park Board plans to open at least one outdoor swimming pool by early July. Visit for schedules and updates.

All visitors to any park, trail or pool are asked to keep a minimum six-foot distance from others, make sure they wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their faces, cover any coughs or sneezes, and please stay home if they are feeling any symptoms of illness.


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