The National Trail Parks and Recreation District Board in Clark County will meet Saturday morning to decide whether or not to close one of the city's historic public golf courses. Springfield's 93-year-old Snyder Park Golf Course might be shut down due to budget cuts.
Like many other publicly funded golf courses in the Miami Valley area, Springfield's three municipally owned courses all brought in less revenue than what was paid to operate them with taxpayer's money. Parks Director Leann Castillo says the financial outlook isn't good for the city-owned courses.
A 12-year downtown ice rink project in Springfield is now in the final stages of completion. The city broke ground on the project this week.
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Trail and Parks District, Leann Costello, says the ice rink is the last part of the district’s $17 million, 10 year plan to revitalize Springfield and includes the Splash Zone Family Aquatic Center. She says the ice rink will be a major draw for families around the Clark County area.