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Galloway Creek Greenway

Location Springfield, Missouri
State(s) Missouri
Counties Greene
Type Fitness Trail
Greenway
Urban Trail
Length 5.50 Miles / 8.85 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (on pavement)
Caving
Dogs - On leash
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Skateboarding
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Wildlife Observation
Agency City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No

 

The Galloway Creek Greenway is part of the Ozark Greenways.
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Description

photo: Galloway Creek Greenway was the first urban trail in Missouri to be designated a National Recreation Trail.
Galloway Creek Greenway was the first urban trail in Missouri to be designated a National Recreation Trail.

The trail is 5.5 miles long and winds through southeast Springfield, providing free, safe opportunities close to home for walking, running, bicycling, skating and handicap access. The trail connects historic Sequiota Park and Galloway Village, two schools, several churches and numerous neighborhoods. It connects to the popular Springfield Conservation Nature Center trails and Springfield Lake. Pedestrian underpasses along the trail allow trail users to safely travel under two major highways and one major city thoroughfare. This trail has changed the Springfield community. It is shedding a new light on health issues related to the typically sedentary Midwestern lifestyle. People who have never been active in their lives are getting out onto the trail. The success of this trail has initiated a huge increase in public demand for further greenway development throughout the Springfield community. Innovative trail design and construction - Two types of recycled features have been used on Galloway Creek Greenway. The surface is constructed of Glassphalt, a material made with crushed recycled glass mixed with asphalt. Four footbridges are made of Rumber decking, made from recycled tires. The trail also passes one of the city's recycling collection centers, further promoting the importance of recycling and the use of recycled products. The Galloway Creek Greenway connects to the new James River Greenway on the west side of the old James River Bridge. It also connects directly to the c (Continued...)

 

Visitor Information


Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Sunrise - Time Closes: Sunset

Directions

In the southeast corner of Springfield, the trailhead at mile marker 1 is located on Seminole St., just east of Lone Pine Ave. Other trailhead access points along the route include Sequiota Park, Galloway Station and the pet cemetery, all on Lone Pine Ave.

 

Additional Information

Width: 120 inches.

Primary Surface: Asphalt

Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Concrete

Average Grade: 2%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 2003

Date Last Updated: 08/04/2011

 

Contact Information

Trail Management:
Miles Parks
Landscape
Springfield-Greene County Park Board
1923 N. Weller
Springfield , MO 65802 http://www.parkboard.org

Information Contact:
Lori Tack
Program Coordinator
Ozark Greenways
P.O. Box 50733
Springfield , MO 65805
(417) 864-2015
lori@ozarkgreenways.org
http://www.ozarkgreenways.org

 

Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
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