Sports & Recreation
Whether you want a place to play sports, watch them or simply enjoy the outdoors, there's something here for you.
Andy Dalton Shooting Range & Training Center
4897 N. Farm Road 61Ash Grove, MO 65604
This shooting range features skeet and trap fields as well as target shooting and outdoor skill classes.
Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course
1825 East Norton Road
This public 18-hole, par-70, golf course includes a driving range, practice greens, and a snack bar. Club rentals and golf lessons are available.
The Cooper Tennis Complex
2331 E. Pythian
This complex features 12 outdoor and 6 indoor tennis courts, plus a lighted stadium court that is home to the Springfield Lasers.
Deer Lake Golf Course
5544 W. Chestnut Expressway, west of the I-44 exit
A full-size public golf course. The grounds feature a pro shop, a restaurant and a bar and grill.
Enterprise Park Lanes
1625 South Enterprise Avenue
This bowling center is a complete family fun center. As Springfield’s largest bowling facility, it features pool tables and video games and The Greater Ozarks Open is held here.
On Meadowmere, between Grant and Campbell
Springfield Parks Department: (417) 864-1049
The perfect place to have a picnic, play sports with friends or just enjoy the outdoors. The park features a large public pool, a softball field, a basketball court, 2 tennis courts, picnic tables and open shelters.
330 E. Water
Always free, this park is a fantastic place to bring your lunch or play Frisbee. It features historical timeline murals and displays depict Springfield events over the last 100 years. The amphitheater serves as seating for the outdoor movie series & live performances.
Open year-round 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
955 E. Trafficway
Admission: $5.00 - $22.50
On the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and Trafficway Boulevard. A new $32 million, 8,056 seat ballpark. Home to the SMSU Bears and the Springfield Cardinals.
Japanese Stroll Garden
Nathanael Greene Park
2400 S. Scenic, between Battlefield and Sunshine
Springfield Parks Department: (417) 864-1049.
The 7 1/2-acre Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene Park features winding paths and bridges through a beautiful landscape, including a moon bridge, a teahouse and a waterfall.
Mediacom Ice Park
635 E. Trafficway
$4 student rate for open skate plus $2.50 for skate rental
Skate on the ice rink or come see the hockey team play a game. Call for schedule.
Millwood Golf & Racquet Club
3700 East Millwood Drive
The semi-private 18-hole, 71-par course features Zoysia fairways. It also includes a fully stocked pro shop, an Old World clubhouse with a restaurant, driving range, practice greens, and riding carts. Golf packages are available.
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
3861 E. Stan Musial Dr.
(417) 889-3100 or 1 (800) 498-5678
A two-story museum devoted to the best of Missouri Sports history, from baseball to tennis to auto racing.
Big Rock Climbing Gym
916 N. Cedarbrook, Suite C
With a four-story facility and an extensive bouldering area, Big Rock Climbing Gym has something for everyone, whether a novice or an experienced rock climber. Petra offers classes for general certification and lead certification.
Oscar Bloom Par 3 Golf Course
1825 East Norton Road
Public nine-hole, par-27 course. It also features a lighted driving range, practice green, snack bar, and club rentals and golf lessons are available.
Ozark Greenways Trails
All around the Springfield area
A local nonprofit citizens group preserving the Ozarks' natural heritage through development of a greenway trail network for public use. Trails are free and are open from sunrise to sunset. Trails include: Frisco Highline Trail, Galloway Creek Greenway, South Creek Greenway, Sac River Trail. Log onto its website to find out more, including maps.
955 E. Trafficway
Come see the AA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals at the brand-new stadium, Hammons Field.
Springfield Conservation Nature Center
4601 South Chrisman Avenue (beside Hwy 65 off Glenstone and Republic roads.
The Nature Center provides free activities to people of all ages. Come walk or hike the trails outside or step inside and learn about wildlife through fun exhibits.
1923 N. Weller
Come see Springfield’s professional tennis team play in Cooper Tennis Complex’s beautiful 2,500-seat stadium. The complex also features world-famous tennis stars such as Andy Roddick and Lindsay Davenport.
The State Park Marina
South of 76 Country Music Blvd., off of Highway 165 inside Table Rock State Park.
(417) 334-2628 or 1 (888) 993-boat
The State Park Marina at Table Rock Lake in Branson offers a wide variety of water sports activities, including boat rental, wave runners, parasailing and more. The marina also offers daily cruises on the Spirit of America, a 48-foot sailing catamaran.
Wilson’s Creek Greenway Trail
Ozark Greenways: (417) 864-2015
This 10-mile walking and biking trail will ultimately extend from Wilson's Creek National Battlefield to Meador Park, and links Nathanael Greene Park and Horton Smith Golf Course along the way. Parking is available at various points along the trail, allowing for a walk as short or long as you wish.