Parks & Trails

With an abundance of parks, trails, rivers and streams in the area, it's no wonder Springfield, Missouri is considered the Gateway to the Great Outdoors.

Explore more than 90 unique parks in the Springfield-Greene County Parks system featuring a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, a farm, pools, tennis courts, a dog park, history, an ice arena, an interactive water feature and plenty of other activities. You can rent a canoe and explore a waterway, enjoy dozens of public gardens and a botanical center, check out a free butterfly house where native species live and much more! 

You'll also find miles of paved and dirt trails leading you through urban areas and wooded hills near the city. For information on some of the Springfield area's trails, head to the Ozark Greenways.

Hiking

Beautiful scenery beckons those who love the outdoors and want to explore the hiking trails...

Caves

Missouri has had the title of being The Cave State for many years. With over 7,000 caves documented...

Area Parks

With more than 40 locations, Springfield’s parks have a lot to offer – from...

Ozarks Greenways Trails

Whether you are biking or hiking, Springfield has a variety of trails packed with breathtaking...

State Parks

From hiking along the beautiful trails to gathering around a campfire with your loved ones, the...

National Parks

With miles of scenic trails and historic sites, our national parks are perfect for recreation and...