Recreation, Sports & Leisure

Springfield and Greene County have an abundance of recreation, sports and leisure options.

Options include public libraries, playgrounds, trails, natural areas, sports leagues and facilities, golf courses, and recreation centers. The Springfield-Greene County Library District and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board strive to make programs and facilities accessible to a broad population of city and county residents, though many programs reach patrons beyond county lines. Libraries and parks consistently earn top ratings in citizen surveys. Program participation remained strong through the recession and continues to grow.


Community collaboration
Parks and open space
Parks improvements and additions
Trails and waterways
Economic impact

Securing green space and conservation
Economic conditions

The following indicators have been identified as instrumental to the Red Flags and Blue Ribbons listed in this section of the 2015 Community Focus Report. Click on an indicator to learn more about the topic.

Access to Exercise Opportunities

Greene Exercise Opps

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