Springfield-Greene County Park Board News

Posted on: October 11, 2017

Ozark Greenways dedicates Trail of Honor Oct. 12, 2 p.m.

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Springfield, Mo. — Join Ozark Greenways Thursday, October 12, 2-3 p.m. for a patriotic dedication ceremony and official trail opening of the Trail of Honor, spanning the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood Rd. 

Winding along the serene James River valley, this portion of the greenway will be a contemplative place through which to honor our veterans who have served in all our nation’s military branches. This event is free and everyone is encouraged to attend. 

1:30 p.m. Please arrive and park at Springs Church, 5500 S. Southwood Rd. Transportation will be provided between the church and cemetery.

2-3 p.m. Trailhead Dedication and Ceremony 

Ozark Greenways, The Missouri Veterans Commission and the C.W. Titus Foundation are thrilled to present their collaboration to create a unique new trail section of the James River Greenway – the Trail of Honor. Residents and visitors will have the unprecedented opportunity to bike, walk, or run along the edge of the beautiful Missouri Veterans Cemetery. This trail was made possible by generous donors who designated gifts to the Trail of Honor during the 2016 Trails for Generations Funding Initiative. 

Ozark Greenways is celebrating 26 years of working to preserve and enhance the Ozarks’ natural heritage. The organizations is proud that their efforts have created year-round recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, positive economic impacts, health and wellness benefits, enhanced transportation options, and a sense of community. Continued success depends on the enthusiasm and financial support of the community. Visit ozarkgreenways.org to learn more about investing in this project, membership, and/or sponsorship opportunities. Be sure to follow Ozark Greenways on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter. 

For more information and dedication location details, visit ozarkgreenways.org

For media inquiries contact Terry Whaley, Executive Director of Ozark Greenways, at 417-864-2014.

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