Downtown Springfield Association

Good Dads

205 W Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806, USA
https://www.gooddads.com/
417-501-8867

Good Dads is the only organization in Southern Missouri focused on helping all dads be more engaged with their children. It began when business leaders in Springfield, Missouri recognized the impact of father absence on child well-being and came together for the purpose of supporting father engagement.

Good Dads aims to encourage fathers by providing inspiration, resources and events to help dads be the best they can be.

GOOD DADS BELIEVES

  • Every child benefits from an engaged father.
  • Relationships are important.
  • Businesses and our community benefit from engaged fathers.
  • We are all in this together.

GOOD DADS STRATEGIES

  • Create & Promote daily┬ápodcasts, weekly e-newsletters, public service announcements, and other pro-father messages.
  • Promote Good Dads Strong Schools.
  • Develop & Support events that help all fathers be more engaged with their children.
  • Partner with the business community to reach more dads.
  • Design & Develop programs to give all dads the tools and resources they need.
  • Resource & Train groups who serve fathers.

Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-Noon

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Good Dads

205 W Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806, USA

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Water St. & Campbell Ave. Lot (SE)

Type: Free after 5 p.m.

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Olive St. & Boonville Ave. Lot (NE)

Type: Free; 85 spaces

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Water St. & Boonville Ave. Lot (SW)

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Olive St. & Campbell Ave. Lot (NW)

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Olive St. & Campbell Ave. Lot (NE)

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Heer’s Parking Garage

Type: Free in unmarked spots; 380 spaces

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Walnut St. & Market Ave. Lot (NW)

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Walnut St. & Market Ave. Lot (SE)

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Pershing St. & South Ave. Lot (NW)

Type: Free; 35 spaces

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Pershing St. & Robberson Ave. Lot (SW)

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Downtown Church Lot

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St. Louis St. & Kimbrough Ave. Lot (SW)

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Olive St. & Boonville Ave. Lot (NW)

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Elm St. & South Ave. Lot

Type: Free after 5 p.m.; 195 spaces

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College Station Parking Garage

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Robert E. Smith Lot

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McDaniel St. Lot

Type: $5 daily parking, approximately 70 spots; monthly paid parking, approximately 40 spots. Contact Tillman Redevelopment at (417) 872-7468 for more information.

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