Parks Pick-Me-Up

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is launching a new series called Parks Pick Me Up, where our staff, partners and visitors share fun things to do and see in our parks.

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Aug 10

Wilson's Creek Greenway

Posted on August 10, 2020 at 4:13 PM by Kara Remington

Wilson's Creek Greenway
3825 S. Farm Road 146, Springfield, MO 65802

Today’s Parks Pick-Me-Up features the Wilson’s Creek Greenway, a 5-mile paved trail west and south of Springfield along its namesake creek. Hop onto the trail at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park (hello, farm animals) or at Tal’s Trailhead, 3351 S. Kauffman Road. Between these two trailheads, you’ll find wooded areas, creek views, a rustic barn and maybe even some cows, (watch your step!) Or go south from Tal’s Trailhead to cross under James River Freeway, check out the Southwest Treatment Plant, explore more woods, and connect to West Republic Road.

If you want to take a REALLY long bike ride, start on the South Creek Greenway at McDaniel Park and follow it to Tal’s Trailhead and beyond! Wilson’s Creek Greenway is part of Ozark Greenways network, and it’s their latest trail to be named a National Recreation Trail.

Greenway trails are open sunrise to sunset. Please be smart while visiting any park or trail: stay six feet away from others, avoid gathering in groups, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you’re showing symptoms of illness.


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