Free park, zoo, ice skating admission offered at upcoming vaccine clinics

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Four upcoming vaccination clinics could be your chance to enjoy some of the Springfield area’s most popular parks for free, according to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Park Board.

The two organizations announced Monday, they’re teaming up to host vaccine clinics at The Dickerson Park Zoo, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, Jordan Valley Ice Park, and Springfield’s Japanese Stroll Garden Pavilion at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park.

The four planned clinics are set to take place between May 24 and July 17. Three of the four events offer freshly-vaccinated visitors access to the hosting park.

Clinics are advertising access to Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Vaccine combinations vary by location.

Monday, May 24 

  • Japanese Stroll Garden Pavilion at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park – 2400 S. Scenic Ave. from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Vaccine offered: Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+). Free admission to Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden that day for everyone receiving vaccine on location.

Friday, May 28 

  • Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park – 3825 W. Farm Road 146 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+).

Wednesday, June 16 

  • Jordan Valley Ice Park  – 635 E Trafficway from 12-3 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+). Free admission to that day’s 12:30-3:30 public ice skating session for everyone receiving vaccine on location.

Saturday, July 17 

  • Dickerson Park Zoo Pavilion – 1401 W Norton Rd. from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+). Free admission to the Zoo that day for everyone receiving vaccine on location.

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