The park board currently counts one hundred two sites and many more facilities within its system.
The history museum exhibit focuses on the ten historic parks: Dickerson Park Zoo, Doling, Grant beach, Fassnight, Lafayette, Phelps Grove, Sequiota, Silver Springs, Smith, and Washington.
It also includes artifacts from the doling history museum, the Springfield softball hall of fame museum, and private collections.
"We've got an exhibit up that talks about city parks and how they've developed from two small parks back in 1870 to today," says museum director John Sellars, "It's fascinating seeing the pics finding out the things and activities we do, programs at the zoo are incredible and just little anecdotal things about recreation and how people spent their free time."
Museum hours are 10 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00for children 12 and under.
The park board will continue with its centennial celebration throughout 2013 with traveling exhibits, historic park tours, a community input campaign, and a 100th birthday party.
This exhibit will remain up through March, and a Route 66 exhibit will go up in April.