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Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-3220
+1 417-891-1515
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Great place to spend an afternoon!

Great place! Several play areas forthe younger kids. Nice walking trails, and the garden with the... read more

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Joe M
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I love Springfields parks all connected by a trail from one side of the city to the other . clean... read more

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The 112-acre Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park contains a number of garden attractions including the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and Dr. Roston Native Butterfly House; the historic Gray-Campbell Farmstead; picnic pavilions; access to the South Creek Greenway. The park is open sunrise to sunset. The Botanical Center/ welcome center is open Monday-Saturday 8 am - 8 pm and Sunday 11 am - 6pm April - October. The building closes at 5 pm November - March. The majority of the park is free.
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2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-3220
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+1 417-891-1515
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place! Several play areas forthe younger kids. Nice walking trails, and the garden with the native plants of Missouri is very informative.

Thank Joe M
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Reviewed yesterday

I love Springfields parks all connected by a trail from one side of the city to the other . clean and well laid out and plenty to see and do . If you go make sure you see the peaceful Japanese stroll garden

Thank Edward B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In Close Park is the Rosten Butterfly House. It is the most fascinating warm seasons attraction in Springfield! Although I am a second year volunteer there and therefore, probably biased, I can honestly say that I learn something new each and every time I spend...More

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Reviewed yesterday

From beautiful botanical gardens to hiking/running/biking trails to authentic homesteads on premise. This is an absolute breathtaking county park.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is beautiful year round but especially now with all the flowers in full bloom. We recently visited the butterfly house and it is full of all types of beautiful butterflies. There are trails to walk; play areas for children; the visitor center has...More

Thank Julie A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a nice stroll around looking at the flowers, just enjoying a warm sunny afternoon. Beautiful pieceful place to go relax. It's located on Scenic across from Horton Smith golf course.

Thank Carol R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is in my opinion the best public park in Springfield. It's very large and offers a wide range of activities. Throughout the year events are held at the park. There are lots of beautiful plants and flowers. Great for biking, walking, or just to...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my favorite park in the city. It is beautiful and serene. But it is also a great place to take a friend, especially if you have children with you. There are lots of places to play and look along the walking trail. They...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This was such a serene place to visit. I truly enjoy bringing my dog here, and allowing to see such diverse groups of people. The scenery is great too!

Thank McKenzie O
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

This park is huge and has many walking trails, several playgrounds, beautiful gardens, and a butterfly house. During the summer and fall, you can go in and see butterflies that have recently hatched, as well as others near the end of their lives. Those who...More

1  Thank Renea F
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Katie S, General Manager at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Our Butterfly House features native butterflies and is open May 11 - Sept 30. All the staff inside this attraction are volunteers. We have training sessions scheduled for April 18 and 21. It is free, but donations help buy plants; feed caterpillars and make repairs.

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vicsharon
July 23, 2015|
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Response from Katie S | Property representative |
Most attractions are free. The Japanese Garden has a $3 charge for adults, but is free to AHS reciprocal garden members. The gardens and grounds are open sunrise to sunset; the Botanical Center/welcome center is open... More
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