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.
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.
As Ozark Greenways approaches 25 years as a non-profit organization in 2016, we're hitting a milestone. Wilson's Creek Greenway near Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park is now connected to the very first project we began in 1991: South Creek Greenway! This forms an important 1.6-mile segme…
By Donna Johnston I started biking in the summer of 2011, after not riding since college—more than thirty years ago. After riding by myself around the neighborhood, and on South Creek Greenway, I was finally brave enough to go on my first Springbike group ride. Unfortunately, I w…