Exploring Ozark Greenways

Springfield has over 73 miles of trails for biking, walking, running and active transportation
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If you're looking for a way to explore the great outdoors in Springfield, the network of trails known as Ozark Greenways is exactly where you need to be. 

“Ozark Greenways is a small nonprofit here in Springfield, Missouri and we build trails and it's super cool because look at our beautiful outdoors,” said Mary Kromrey, executive director of Ozark Greenways. “We want to help connect people not only to the places they want to go, but to our outdoors and to each other.”

James River Greenway, part of the Ozark Greenways trail network in Springfield, Missouri.

Ozark Greenways works with the city of Springfield and the Springfield/Greene County Park Board to build out Springfield’s greenway trail network. There are currently over 73 miles built for biking, walking, running and active transportation.

“Lots of folks may not think of Springfield as a bike town, but it's a great city that you can come to, or live in, and explore it on foot or on bicycle by using our trails, our bike paths and our sidewalks,” added Kromrey.

Bicycling on Ozark Greenways trail in Springfield, Missouri.

Ozark Greenways has trails throughout Springfield — some right through the middle of town or Jordan Creek Greenway, which connect to downtown and Hammons Field.

“I think our trail network helps people fall in love with Springfield,” said Kromrey. 

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