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What an amazing time to get out and enjoy nature. We are here to say getting outside and breathing in the fresh air is what we all need sometimes, and the good news is, Springfield has multiple parks, trails and green spaces for you to stroll, relax, and enjoy. And we are here to encourage it!!

A few of our larger spaces:

Southwind Park has 80 acres of amazing space including 2.5 miles of urban trails to enjoy. Bring your fishing poles and try to catch bluegill, catfish or bass in the lake that is located in the center of the park. 

Lincoln Memorial Garden & Nature Center offers over 5 miles of trails that lead you on a journey through IL woodland and prairie gardens that Lincoln would have known. See all the plants and flowers as the transition from green to colorful. You will be surrounded by beauty here! Being located on the shores of Lake Springfield, you will also enjoy the sound of the lake as you stroll by.

Washington Park has tons of large trees, wooded areas and rolling terrain throughout with two man made lagoons to enjoy. There is no way you will miss the beauty of fall here. This is the perfect place to not only walk in but also enjoy a run or bike through. There are off road trails provided to do a little hiking too.

Adams Wildlife Sanctuary has over 40 acres of urban woodland, prairie and wetlands with plenty to explore this time of year. Trails in this sanctuary are open for hiking and strolling through.  Located in the center of town, this park is easy to find and enjoy.

A listing of all Parks...click here

Just want a trail to enjoy?
Bunn to Lost Bridge Trail: 1.5 miles
Wabash Trail: 3 miles
Lost Bridge Trail: 5 miles 
Sangamon Valley Bike Trail: 5.5 miles
Interurban Trail: 8.3 miles

More info on all Trails...click here

Geocaching Trail Adventure...click here

Springfield Park District is a great resource to see all the parks Springfield offers our visitors and locals. The parks cover approx. 60 square miles with over 2,500 square feet of parks with 13 miles of trails and included 4 golf courses that are sure to make your eyes happy with colors.  For a full listing click here. 

Find more fun adventures in Springfield this fall by clicking here.
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