Formed in 1991, Ozark Greenways is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Springfield, Missouri.
Greenway trails, or linear parks, are corridors of land recognized for their ability to connect people and places. These preserved ribbons of nature are located throughout the community typically along stream corridors, abandoned railroad beds, or utility corridors. The trails provide free public access for non-motorized uses such as bicycling, walking, running, skating, and wheelchairs.
To build a trail system that connects and enhances our community.
Communities connected by trails.
Providing opportunities for people to connect with each other, the outdoors, and their community.
Continuously evolving to build a better trail system for the enjoyment and economic development of our community.
Building trails that everyone can use.
Providing an outlet activities that promote healthier lifestyles.
Building trails that enhance and preserve our outdoors.
Striving for the trail system to e a natural infrastructure in the region and an integral part of our community's identity.
Ozark Greenways uses the Parks, Open Space, and Greenways Element of our community's comprehensive plan, Vision 20/20. We also use the Ozarks Transportation Organization's Trail Investment Study, which serves as the region's blueprint for trail and greenway development for the coming years.
Ozark Greenways funds its projects and operations through a combination of sources including local, state, federal and private grants, in-kind contributions, memberships, special event proceeds, sponsors, and workplace giving. We also have contracts for services that we provide to the City of Springfield's Public Works and Environmental Services departments, Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and City Utilities of Springfield. We also have several funds established at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to help us plan for the future.