Ozark Greenways

Mission

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.

Mission

To build a trail system that connects and enhances our community.

Vision

Communities connected by trails.

Values

Connection
Providing opportunities for people to connect with each other, the outdoors, and their community.

Progress
Continuously evolving to build a better trail system for the enjoyment and economic development of our community.

Accessibility
Building trails that everyone can use.

Health
Providing an outlet activities that promote healthier lifestyles.

Preservation
Building trails that enhance and preserve our outdoors.

Community
Striving for the trail system to e a natural infrastructure in the region and an integral part of our community's identity.

Guiding Documents

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.

Funding

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.

We rely on the enthusiasm and financial support of the community.

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