Chillicothe Park Board Meeting

Pickle Ball is on the agenda for the Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Board when they meet Monday.  The meeting starts at 5:15 pm at City Hall. On the agenda: Duke Worthington will discuss pickleball at Simpson Park Under New Business, there will be a discussion about the Danner Park Playground. The Parks Director Josh Norris will also present his report […]

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Federal Funding For Area Park Projects

Parks in three area communities are receiving federal grant funding of more than $600,000 for improvement projects.  The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced a total of 19 Missouri communities were approved by the National Park Service to receive more than $3.3 million in federal grants to assist with park and recreation needs. The grants are part of the Land […]

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Playground Ribbon Cutting Delayed

The official ribbon-cutting for the new playground at Simpson Park has been delayed due to wet conditions.  The Ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, July 27th at 10:00 am. Parks Director Josh Norris says since the soft opening the playground has been used regularly.  He says even with the heavy rain in the past couple of weeks, they found […]

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Easter Egg Hunt Is Saturday

Chillicothe’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday morning.  It is one of the fastest events in the Chillicothe Parks System.  Parks Director Josh Norris says the event will once again be held at 10:00 am SHARP at Simpson Park. This event is for children from 1-10 years old and the park is divided into 4 areas for four age […]

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New Simpson Park Playground

The work on the new playground at Simpson Park is underway and Parks Director Josh Norris says the work is progressing well. This new playground is near the restrooms on the northeast part of the park, just a bit north of the current playground.  Norris says this will not replace all of the current playground. Norris says they hope to […]

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Playground Equipment Purchase Approved

The purchase of new playground equipment and the installation at Simpson Park was approved by the Chillicothe City Council Monday.  The council first approved the participation agreement with Greenbush Purchasing Cooperative.  They then purchased the playground equipment through the cooperative, from Athco.  The cost of the equipment and bonding is just under $334,000. Before the equipment is installed, the city […]

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