Ozark Greenways

The Link (on-street bike-ped route)

Printable map of The Link 

The Link is an 8-mile low volume, slow speed, north-south on-street biking and pedestrian route that travels right through the middle of Springfield - connecting from Doling Family Center all the way to Twin Oaks Substation Trailhead. It cuts through the middle of Springfield! Besides providing a safe route for active transportation, the Link connects people to the greenway trails, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, retail and many other destinations including Doling Park, Drury University, Jordan Valley Park, Missouri State University, Phelps Grove Park, South Creek Greenway (at Sunset near Holland), CoxSouth and Twin Oaks Park.

It's a signed route using streets, sidewalks and greenway The map of the Link's route can be seen incorporated into each of our maps on this site. We encourage you to explore all of Springfield's greenway trails and on-street bike routes! Where can you travel from your home by bike or on foot?

Watch this bike aide station video by our favorite Springfield comedian, Jeff Houghton!

Here are the locations of the bike aide stations along the Link, and on the greenways:  (Bike aide station locations are also shown on our overall map.)

1. Frisco Highline Trail - Willard Trailhead, 211 E. Jackson Street
2. Doling Park Family Center - 301 E. Talmage Street
3. Drury University - Calhoun Street & Washington Avenue
4. Rare Breed Youth Center - Main & Water Streets
5. Downtown Bus Transit Center - Main Avenue & College Street
6. Route 66 Roadside Park - 1118 W. College Street (College Street & Fort Avenue)
7. Missouri State University,  Foster Rec Center - 912 E. Monroe Street (JQH & Monroe)
8. Missouri State University, Garst Dining Hall - 1014 E. Cherry Street
9. Missouri State University, Strong Hall - 900 S. Holland Avenue
10. Missouri State University, Kemper Hall - 921 S. JQH Parkway (JQH & Grand Street)
11. Phelps Grove Park - 1391 S. Clay Avenue (Clay Avenue & Bennett Street)
12. South Creek Greenway/The Link - Sunset Street near Holland Avenue
 

Parking & Trail Access

The bike aide stations listed on this page (except the Frisco Highline Trail) are also great starting points! Doling Park at 301 E. Talmage; Drury University at 660 E. Calhoun; Jordan Valley Park at 635 E. Trafficway; Missouri State University at 921 S. JQH Parkway; Phelps Grove Park at 1391 S. Clay; South Creek Greenway (Sunset near Holland); Twin Oaks Substation Trailhead at 500 E. Montastery

Map

Download a printable version of the Ozark Greenways map


Length

8 miles

Terrain

Minimal inclines

Accessibility

Bicycling, walking, running, wheelchairs, baby strollers

Hours

On-street routes open 24 hours / Trails open sunrise to sunset

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.

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