There's something for everyone regardless of age, abilities or interests. Whether you're new to the trails and routes, or you stay up on the latest additions to the network, these facilties play a crucial role in our community's personal and environmental health, economic vitality and quality of life. We could go on and on about the benefits, from protecting our air and drinking water supply to addressing our obesity epidemic. Best of all? They're fun!
Greenways make Springfield even better!
Springfield has a network of trails and routes because of the support of Ozark Greenways members. We encourage you to join by donating online here, or through the mail.
All maps of the greenway trails, and on-street bike route network
Each year, we hold an annual membership meeting, we host Springfield's Bike to Work Week, we put on a fall fundraising dinner outdoors, we teach bicycle education classes throughout the year.
Greenways trails (also called "linear parks") preserved ribbons of nature throughout Springfield that typically follow stream corridors, and sometimes abandoned railroad right-of-way. These hard-surfaced paths have minimal grade and provide free public access for non-motorized uses; bicycling, walking, running, skating and wheelchair access.
Ozark Greenways is a public-private partnership working closely with both private supporters and governmental agencies in order to make Springfield's greenway trail network a reality. Planning, advocacy, fundraising, easement acquisition, construction, promotion, public education and urban forestry stewardship are all activities of Ozark Greenways.
In our Trail Updates, we share the latest developments in our ongoing effort to expand Springfield's greenway trail network throughout all parts of the community. We work from a plan the City adopted in 1996, that identifies over 120 miles of possibilities! Ozark Greenways is a c…
Throughout the year, Ozark Greenways sponsors the League of American Bicyclists' official worshop, Bicycle Traffic Skills 101, in partnership with League-certified instructor, David Hutchison (who also happens to be Springfield Public Works' Bicycle-Pedestrian Traffic Engineer!).…