Springfield Site Visit a Success! View photos from the event now!


Beautiful stain glass window in the Botanical Gardens geo-thermal sustainable headquarters building.

2011 Springfield Regional Grounds Management Seminar Site Visit a Success!

Grounds professionals from all over the country celebrated the beginning of Spring in Springfield, Missouri April 7-8! As part of PGMS’s 2011 Seminar and Site Visit Series, 60+ professionals headed to Springfield to enjoy interesting site tours and educational seminars. The beautiful spring weather provided for a great backdrop as attendees toured the grounds of Highland Springs Country Club, Nathanael Greene Park and Springfield Botanical Center, just to name a few. Numerous guest speakers inspired the crowd with their engaging seminars. New friends were made and ideas exchanged during the networking receptions. View photos from the event below!

Click here for a great recap article of the site visit that includes extra photos not shown below!


City of Springfield Grounds Crew enjoys the ride to one of the site visit locations.

(l-r) Past PGMS Presidents Monica Higgins, CGM and Ellen Newell, CGM.

A grounds keeper waters the turf at Hammons Field.

Andee Coble, a representative for Show-Me Yards & Neighborhoods, greets attendees.

John Burns, CGM checking out the area where a cascading waterfall delights visitors to Jordan Valley Park.

Hammons Grounds Manager Brock Phipps speaks to attendees about the grounds operations at the field.

Hammons Grounds Manager Brock Phipps.

At the University Plaza Hotel, these trees are nicknamed “Dick Cheney hollies” as the lower branches were required by Secret Service agents to be trimmed for security purposes when the Vice President visited the property.