Beat the Heat: Pool Hours Extended, Cooling Centers Remain Open


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Heat advisories are in effect throughout the week. Springfield and Greene County Park Board are extending outdoor pool and Springfield Skate Park schedules, and offering cooling center options. 

You can see the changes below:


  • Wednesday, July 26, Westport Pool, 3100 W. Mt. Vernon St., is open until 8 p.m.

Also this weekend, scheduled Splash & Sizzle events keep several outdoor pools open late, including:

  • Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, (and all Fridays and Saturdays in July) Grant Beach Pool, 1300 N. Grant Ave.; Westport Pool, 3100 W. Mt. Vernon St.; and Silver Springs Pools, 1100 N. Hampton Ave., are open until 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 29, (and all  Saturdays in July) Meador Pool, 2500 S. Fremont, is open until 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 29, (and all  Saturdays in July) Fassnight Pool, 1300 S. Campbell, is open until 10 p.m.


All three Springfield-Greene County Park Board Family Centers, as well as Mediacom Ice Park, will open their lobbies as free public cooling centers during Heat Advisories.

Family Center locations and lobby hours are:

  • Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • 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

Mediacom Ice Park’s location and lobby hours vary, but are generally:

  • 735 E. Trafficway, 417-866-7444
  • Daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

High-temperature operating hours are:

  • Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5-9 p.m.
  • Friday, 7-11 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 7-11 p.m.
  • Closed Monday

The Springfield Skate Park is at 945 W. Meadowmere St., 417-868-8758

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