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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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What a great park, very impressive! The paved walking trails are great, and wide enough to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Smithville, Missouri
This park is amazing

This park is amazing, there is always something new to see, and almost always something in bloom... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colleen K
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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
+1 417-891-1515
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great park, very impressive! The paved walking trails are great, and wide enough to accommodate bike riders. We saw every age group enjoying some type of activities. Especially good for families with small children, the awesome play equipment makes you want to be...More

1  Thank thompsonnelda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is amazing, there is always something new to see, and almost always something in bloom. It has multiple play areas for kids, a Butterfly House (open May-September), and a Botanical Center with rooms to rent for reunions, weddings, etc.

1  Thank Colleen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this park so much! Springfield has tons of lovely parks, but this one is hands-down my favorite! I visited it frequently when we lived in an apartment a few miles down the road from it. We have since moved across town and even...More

1  Thank MShuffit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large park, but luckily you can drive to some of the attraction areas. The butterfly greenhouse had an especially informative guide when I was there. It does require some walking, but it's very peaceful and pleasant with surprises around the corner. We...More

1  Thank MayMarti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true treasure in Springfield MO. This charming garden is well landscaped and very pleasantly relaxing for morning or evening strolls. Great landscaping and garden areas. Festivals and events scheduled from time to time. A good find for a relaxing afternoon.

1  Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful park, peaceful strolls....great morning with the family. I highly recommend spending the $3 to walk through the Japanese stroll garden.

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Nathanial Green Park has many play areas for the kids, beautiful flowers, and many events, we love going there!

Thank BlueMom_12
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a stunning, massive park that is basically hidden and underutilized. It contains a huge pond with wildlife, flower gardens of immense variety, a buterfly hatchery, a homestead, Japanese garden, and multiple areas for younger children to play and run. Apart from those amenities...More

Thank skmed2017
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Beautiful walk with family and a small child. Interesting plants and flowers to point out to a child as well as soothing to the adults.

1  Thank lisaomg
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I can't believe I took so long before I visited this beautiful park! The trails are paved, the gardens are stunning, with information and identification on the plants and trees. The butterfly garden is small and can get quite crowded, but very lovely and informative....More

1  Thank Rachel Y
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23 July 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