Ozark Greenways

Jordan Creek Greenway

Jordan Creek Greenway connects downtown with neighborhoods and destinations north and south. Currently, there is a one-mile section downtown through Jordan Valley Park, that also passes under Chestnut Expressway by way of "The Link," an 8-mile bicycle-pedestrian route that connects Doling Park to Twin Oaks Substation Park. The Link route uses Sherman Avenue (also called John Q Hammons Parkway), and passes along the west side of OTC campus and on to historic Smith and Silver Springs parks. Another one-mile section of trail connects Cruse Dog Park and Ewing Park, between Grand and Bennett avenues.

The trail will eventually connect west through future West Meadows Park, where it will then connect to the existing trail section at Cruse Dog Park and then Wilson's Creek Greenway and on to South Creek Greenway too!

POINTS OF INTEREST: Downtown Springfield; Jordan Valley Park; Mediacom Ice Park; Tree mural at Benton Street underpass; Cruse Dog Park; Ewing Park Sports Complex & Spokes BMX track; Native wildflower area at National Avenue and Division Street; Historic Smith Park and Silver Springs Parks' rock-lined Jordan Creek once hosted baptisms; Cultural landmark Timmons Temple, built in 1932, is an important Springfield African-American neighborhood beacon and unique example of Ozarks native rockwork created with rocks pulled by horse and wagon from Jordan Creek. Citizens called Friends of Timmons Temple saved the structure from demolition and it now serves as a public event space in the park, managed and reserved by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

Parking & Trail Access

Parking is available at Smith Park at 1500 E. Division St.; Silver Springs Park at 1099 E. Webster; Jordan Valley Park at 635 E. Trafficway; downtown Springfield; Cruse Dog Park at 2100 W. Catalpa; and Ewing Park Sports Complex at 1400 S. Scenic Ave. (Or come by bike or on foot!)

Map

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Length

3 miles total (3 separate sections)

Terrain

Mixed concrete and aspalt surface, Minimal to moderate inclines

Accessibility

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

Hours

Open during daylight hours only

Interactive Map

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

Greenway Etiquette

Bicyclists
  • 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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