Springfield's Great Outdoors
Here comes the sun!
Springfield is home to dozens of the most beautiful parks, trails and greenways you'll ever see. If you're looking to take a leisurely stroll, a scenic bike ride or a relaxing round of golf then you've come to the right place.
Walking, jogging, biking or skating... we’ve got you covered! Miles and miles of beautiful greenways and trails abound in Springfield, Missouri. Looking to take a nice leisurely stroll? The James River, Wilson’s Creek and Jordan Creek greenways are just a few of the scenic trails crisscrossing through the city. Cyclists need to look no further than the 35-mile Frisco Highline Trail, Missouri’s second longest “Rail-Trail” connecting Springfield to Bolivar. For more greenways and trails, browse the links below.
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Springfield’s family of parks are ready to create the perfect settings for your picnics, barbecues, games, workouts and more! Oak Grove and Phelps Grove parks are excellent examples of the open playground while the Mizumoto Stroll Garden gives nature lovers the chance to experience true peace and quiet. Want to relax near the water? Come enjoy the ducks of Sequiota Park as they scoot across the scenic pond. For more great Parks, click the link below.
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Springfield is home to several public and private golf courses ready to test your game. Bill & Payne Stewart, Horton Smith and Rivercut courses each offer 18-holes while Oscar Blom, a 9-hole, par 3 course offers a fun, fast paced, yet competitive round. Private courses includes Hickory Hills Country Club, Highland Springs Country Club, Millwood Golf and Racquet Club, Springfield Golf & Country Club and Twin Oaks Country Club.
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