Ozark Greenways

James River Greenway

Currently there are two one-mile segments of the James River Greenway. One segment connects from the iron James River bridge on Galloway Creek Greenway north to the end of the former frontage road (Brunswick Avenue) which then connects to Gasconade Road, which crosses over Highway 65 and provides an on-street route to Sequiota Park. The second one-mile segment of the trail is along the north bank of Springfield Lake Park, from the park entrance to the boathouse on the lake shore.

Future trail segments are planned to extend north up the James River, and south to the existing section at Springfield Lake Park. A future bridge across Springfield Lake has been suggested to join these two sections.

POINTS OF INTEREST: Springfield Lake and its boathouse's canoe and kayak rentals for the 6-mile James River Water Trail; Springfield Lake Park's 1/4-mile woodchipped nature trail; 

Parking & Trail Access

Parking is available at Springfield Lake Park entrance and boathouse; the James River iron bridge and anywhere along Galloway Creek Greenway; Or come by bike or on foot!


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2 miles


Mixed concrete and asphalt paved surface - Minimal to moderate inclines


Walkers, runners, bicyclists, in-line skaters, wheelchairs, baby strollers


Open during daylight hours only

Interactive Map

  • Gravel
  • Pavement
  • Mulch/Natural
  • Water
  • Bike Lanes
  • Shared Lane Markings
  • Signed Bike Route

Greenway Etiquette

  • Show courtesy, greenways are for all users.
  • Yield right-of-way to pedestrians.
  • Keep to the right (except to pass).
  • Always pass on the left and give ample room.
  • Before you pass a pedestrian or another bicyclist, slow down and either ring a bell or politely call out “passing on your left”.
  • Stay single file in congested conditions.
  • Ride at a safe speed and enjoy the view.
All Users
  • Share the greenway; be considerate  of all users.
  • Keep to the right side of the greenway.
  • If you stop, step off the greenway.
  • Turn down volume on earphones so that you can hear other greenway users.
  • Keep dogs on a leash and clean up after your pet.
  • Report trail hazards in Greene County to Springfield-Greene County Parks at 864-1049.
  • Call 911 to report crime.

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

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