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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Springfield is an awesome place with so much to offer. One group from Laos, Mongolia, Colombia, Tunisia, South Korea, Palestine, Afghanistan and still others took a stop at the Jefferson Footbridge. How will you enjoy your week?