Springfield has a growing network of 70 miles of greenway trails, and 81 miles of on-street routes. Every week, thousands of residents and visitors use Springfield’s public greenway trail network and on-street bike route system for bicycling, walking, running, skating and handicap access. They’re used for fun, fitness, active transportation, education and environmental preservation. Ongoing expansions include “The Link”, an 7-mile signed corridor connecting Doling Park to Twin Oaks Park, and the installation of 12 outdoor bike aide stations along The Link and other area trails. The trails and routes appeal to people of all ages, abilities, interests and income levels.
Rules of the Greenway Trails
- Greenway trails are open from sunrise to sunset.
- Springfield-Greene County Park Board ordinances apply to the greenways.
- The trails are for non-motorized use only, including bicycling, walking, running, skating.
- Travel on the right-hand side of the trail.
- Pass on the left and announce your presence before you pass.
- Cyclists – keep speed to 10/mph or less.
- Proceed in single file when approaching others, around curves and under bridges.
- Use caution at road crossings.
- Keep dogs on leashes and under control.
- Clean up after your dog – scoop the poop.
- Wear a helmet when biking – especially children.
- Avoid using trails during unfavorable conditions.
- Respect private property – stay on the trail.
- Report unsafe trail conditions in Greene County to the Park Board (417) 864-1051.
- Report illegal activity by calling 911.
For more information about the Greenway Trails, visit the Ozark Greenways website here.