Things to Do

The best way to Celebrate Springfield is to enjoy our city on your own time. Use the filter below to learn about the number of activities you can do in Springfield, no matter how much time you have! With so many opportunities available, you’re sure to find something you and your family will enjoy!

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Tennis at Silver Springs Park

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.

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Tennis at Phelps Grove Park

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.

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Tennis at Nichols Park

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.

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Tennis at Jenny Lincoln Park

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.

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Tennis at Grant Beach Park

Come play tennis at one of Springfield’s Ten Historic Parks, Grant Beach Park. Featuring a large swimming pool, playground, ballfield, basketball courts, tennis courts and restrooms. While you’re there, check out the Railroad Historical Museum, highlighting the history of the Frisco Railroad.

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Tennis at Ewing Park

Enjoy the weather while playing tennis at Ewing Park! They also have a ballfield the Spokes BMX track, playground and picnic tables.

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Tennis at Meador Sports Complex and Park

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.

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Run at Galloway Creek Greenway Trail

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.

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Run at Fulbright Spring Greenway Trail

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!

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