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, Springfield's Bike to Work Week and a fall outdoor fundraising party. We also sponsor bicycle traffic skills 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.
The 16 Bridges of Polk County The northern 17-mile half of the Frisco Highline Trail travels through Polk County, and includes sixteen bridges along its route. These very same bridges used to carry trains, but today bicyclists, runners, and walkers cross over these historic stru…
At Mile 32, the Frisco Highline Trail passes through a rare Missouri prairie On the edge of Bolivar, Missouri, the Frisco Highline Trail passes through beautiful and rare La Petite Gemme Prairie, the only publicly-owned virgin prairie in Polk County. Native tallgrass prairies on…