Looking for a number of activities in the middle of town? Visit Meador Sports Complex and Parks! Here you’ll find 5 lighted softball fields, a lighted baseball stadium, 2 lighted tennis courts and Pickleball courts. Meador Park includes swimming and wading pools, outdoor basketball courts, playground equipment, picnic tables, grills and a drinking fountain.
Spend some time at Tom Watkins Park to play tennis! They also have an outdoor basketball court, picnic tables & grills, restrooms, open shelters, play equipment, and an 18-hole disc golf course.
Come play tennis at Silver Springs Park. The park also features a newly-updated swimming pool, playground, basketball courts, a ball field, picnic tables and grills, restrooms and a large pavilion.
Come play tennis at one of Springfield’s historic parks, Phelps Grove! Here you’ll also find playgrounds, a historic picnic pavilion, restrooms, picnic tables and grills, horseshoes, drinking fountain and a paved walking trail. The Perry Tennis Courts and the Waterwise (Xeriscape) Garden can be found just South of the Springfield Art Museum.
Enjoy some time playing tennis at Nichols Park on their lighted tennis courts! Here you can also find a lighted baseball field, pickleball courts, a soccer field, outdoor basketball courts, and a drinking fountain.
Looking for a quick escape? Try playing tennis at Jenny Lincoln Park, where you can also find a handicap accessible playground, picnic tables and grills.
Galloway Creek Greenway Trail runs north-south in southeast Springfield. It was the first trail in Missouri to receive the honor of being designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2003! It begins at Pershing Middle School on Seminole Street, just east of Lone Pine Avenue, and heads south through historic Sequiota Park and Galloway Village, then to the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, concluding at the scenic James River bridge. The trail connects to the James River Greenway and James River Water Trail – both of which highlight the natural beauty of the Ozarks that runs right through Springfield.
Fulbright Spring Greenway Trail is a gorgeous trail that begins at Ritter Springs Park and travels east underneath Highway 13 past David C. Murray Trailhead, Lost Hill Park, and ends at Truman Elementary School. It is currently 6.98 miles long. This trail was recently named a National Recreation Trail, marking our region’s fifth National Recreation Trail!
Take a tour downtown Springfield while hunting down over 30 art sculptures! Public art has proven itself to play a major role in rejuvenating public spaces and local economies. Sculpture Walk Springfield is an initiative aimed at creating such a museum, by displaying quality sculptures in public places in Springfield on an annually rotating schedule. Each collection of sculptures will be in place from April to March of the next year.
Take a walking tour of the Battle of Springfield that tells the story of when Union forces defended the Springfield territory during the Confederate attempts to gain supplies and high-ground access in January 1863. Twelve markers placed throughout the battleground commemorate where defenses were organized, troops gathered supplies, injured soldiers were hospitalized and homes were burned.