Ozark Greenways

Ward Branch Greenway

Ward Branch Greenway is currently in three sections that are planned to eventually connect, including: a 3/4-mile segment connecting Burrell Center Lake to Twin Oaks Park/substation on Republic Road; a one-mile section connecting the neighborhood south of Twin Oaks Park and under Campbell/160 to The Library Center; and under the Campbell Avenue underpass to the Library Center. A two-mile section connects Wanda Gray Elementary School to River Bluff Cave Archeology Museum across the road from Rivercut Golf Course. This section is also very wooded and scenic as it meanders back and forth along Ward Branch Creek.

POINTS OF INTEREST: River Bluff Cave and the adjoining Missouri Institute of Natural Science archeology museum at ; the James River Freeway underpass (makes bipassing traffic fun and surprisingly scenic); SOON Twin Oaks Park; The Library Center; Wanda Gray Elementary School; a connection to "The Link", which is a signed 7-mile bike/walk route connecting Doling Park to Twin Oaks Park; The trail ties into a mile of new bike lanes on Republic Road, between Campbell and Fremont avenues, providing biking access to the many businesses along that corridor.

Parking & Trail Access

Parking is available at: SOON Twin Oaks Park; Denny's at 4760 S. Campbell Ave.; The Library Center at 4653 S. Campbell Ave.; Wanda Gray School at 2101 W. Farm Road 182; and Missouri Institute of Natural Science archeology museum at 2327 W. Farm Road 190. (Or come by bike or on foot!)

Map

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Length

4 miles total (currently in 3 segments)

Terrain

Mixed asphalt and concrete paved surface - Minimal 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.

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