Outdoor Walking/Running Trails in the Springfield area

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Chesterfield Park and Family Center

2511 W Republic Road | Southwest

The Chesterfield Family Center is a 51,170 square foot facility. This facility includes an aquatics center, gymnasium, both indoor and outdoor tracks, an aerobics room, a weight room, locker rooms and community rooms.

65768 950

Cooper Park and Sports Complex

2300 - 2700 E. Pythian St. | Northeast

A five-field lighted baseball complex, 14 soccer fields outdoors, indoor soccer field and futsal field, concession stands, physical fitness course, pavilion / shelter, tennis courts and one and a half mile walking and fitness trail.

Fellows Lake

U.S. 65 north 5 miles to Greene County AA turn left | Outside Springfield

Enjoy picnic areas, playground equipment, pavilions, hiking trails, fishing docks, water fowl blinds and boat rentals. Many areas are handicapped accessible. A permit is required to launch a boat limited to 40-HP.

66042 315

Galloway Creek Greenway

From Pershing Middle School to Nature Center and Old Iron Bridge | Southeast

Galloway Creek Greenway has almost six miles of paved trail and is designated a National Recreation Trail. The trail runs from Pershing Middle School to the Nature Center and Old Iron Bridge.

J.R.Martin Park

300 E. Hines | Outside Springfield

Located in Republic, MO, J.R. Martin Park's amenities include two small pavilions, four tennis courts, horseshoe pits, 3/4 mile 10' wide walking trail, and playground equipment, all on 24 acres.

66582 318

James River Greenway

From Galloway Creek Greenway, west of the old iron James River bridge. | Southeast

A total of two miles, this trail connects the Galloway Creek Greenway to Gasconade Road.

Jordan Creek Greenway

| Downtown

Jordan Creek Greenway currently has open sections from Smith Park to OTC, and through Jordan Valley Park to Jefferson Avenue. This trail is planned to continue it's way southwesterly, eventually under Chestnut Expressway, then through the planned West Meadows part of Jordan Valley Park, and on to connect with Wilson's Creek Greenway and eventually South Creek Greenway. This trail is two miles long.

65927 238

Lake Springfield Park, Boathouse and Marina

5324 S Kissick Avenue | Southeast

Amenities include two nature trails, two pavillions, a community room, plenty of shoreline for fishing, and a retail shop. The Boathouse and Marina also offer canoe and kayak rental.

McBride Park

5005 S. Farm Rd. 135 | Southwest

A 10-hole disc golf course.

66041 312

Ozark Greenway - Frisco Highline Trail

Kearney Street and Eldon Road | Northwest

Frisco Highline Trail is a 35-mile Rail-to-Trail project connecting Springfield to Bolivar. The trail has a crushed gravel surface. Eight miles of the trail from Springfield to Willard is paved. Designated as a National Recreation Trail.

66061 1934

Phelps Grove Park

950 E. Bennett St. | Downtown

Phelps Grove Park's amenities include six lighted tennis courts, two unlit tennis courts, one unlit baseball field, picnic tables and grills, restrooms, horseshoes, a drinking fountain, play equipment, a physical fitness course, open shelters and a 7/10 mile walking/fitness trail.

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Plaster Stadium

1600 University Ave. | Outside Springfield

Plaster Stadium is home to the SBU Bearcats. The stadium has fixed seating for 2,500 spectators and features a natural grass playing surface. Encircling the football field is the Orlin B. Stewart Track and the Edwin C. Rice Facility.

Pomme de Terre Lake

HC 77 Box 890 | Outside Springfield

The park offers a vast array of recreational opportunities. Visitors can launch a boat and find a quiet cove to fish for bass, walleye, catfish, crappie or even muskie. The park's two public swimming beaches provide a great place to cool off or lounge in the sun. The park offers two hiking trails that wind through several scenic areas. Picnic sites throughout the forest and near the lake provide a place to rest or enjoy lunch.

66043 324

Sac River Trail

Trailhead off Missouri 13, three miles north of I-44 | Northwest

Sac River Trail is a moderately rugged natural-surface trail popular with mountain bikers and hikers. The perimeter trail is two miles, but there are more than eight miles of interconnecting single-track trail. This trail is not handicapped accessible. Trail users need to have good directional skills in a remote wooded setting.

66044 327

South Creek Greenway

National Avenue and Sunset Street | Southeast

South Creek Greenway has eight miles of paved trail connecting numerous attractions, including Close Memorial/Nathanael Greene Park. Designated as a National Recreation Trail.