The Park Day Reunion takes place at Silver Springs Park every year on first weekend of August, bringing together friends and family from Springfield and around the country. The event name dates back to 1952, when Gerald Brooks, a teacher at Springfield’s Lincoln School, started a day of games and sports for young black residents at Silver Springs.
Friday, August 4, 2017
8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Lamplighter Inn North, 2820 N. Glenstone, 417-869-3900
featuring Springfield’s own DJ HW1 a.k.a. Hugh Harvey
Adults $10; Kids $5 (ages 5-10)
Saturday, August 5, 2017
8:00 a.m. – Skins Game Fri. 9:00 a.m., Golf Tournament Sat. 8:30 a.m. tee time, Payne Stewart Golf Course
Contacts: Bevo Looney 343-8228, Tommy Bedell 832-0074, Gene Johnson 869-1308
9:00 a.m. – Tennis Tournament
Silver Springs Park
Contacts: Randy Smith 886-3430 or 576-6116 or Vincent Stout 886-2682
11:00 a.m. – Bowling Tournament
Sunshine Lanes, 1500 W. Sunshine
Contacts: Sidney Needed 865-1203 or Sunshine Lanes 866-7246
12:00 p.m. – Park Day Reunion Parade, Silver Springs Park
Sponsored by NAACP and Ladies Civic League
Contacts: Charmaine Huddleston 425-9355 or Nora England 861-7568
1:00-6:00 p.m. – Kid’s $1 swim, Silver Springs Park
1:30-4:00 p.m. – Park Day Reunion Picnic
Everyone is welcome! Bring your covered dish.
9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. – Park Day Reunion Dance
Lamplighter Inn North, 2820 N. Glenstone
featuring Something Xtra (Wichita, Kansas)
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Morning worship – go to the church of your choice
3:30 p.m. – Gospel Praise in the Park
Contacts: Marlon Graves 954-214-6002 or Nora England 861-7568
6:00 p.m. – Miss Silver Springs Beauty Pageant
Contact Jane Pike 869-8091 for pageant information
For more information, use above contact information. Monetary donations are accepted for any event.
Park Day Reunion description via Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau