Jordan Valley Park is a green oasis in downtown Springfield at 635 E. Trafficway, between the Jordan Valley Ice Park and Hammons Field. Once a blighted industrial area, the park was born from Springfield's Vision 20/20 long-range plan, which helped spur downtown renewal in the 1990s and 2000s. The 15-acre park opened in 2002 with a mix of open plazas, rolling hills, play features, picnic areas, walking paths and the tumbling Ozarks Stream and Fountain.
Check out the K-Man kinetic sculpture, the Springfield Wagon and climbing rock play areas, the Rotary Picnic Area and Outdoor Classroom, Jordan Valley Greenway, the Creamery Arts Center and other hidden gems in the park. Follow the greenway west to nearby Founders Park.
Admission is free and parking is available at Jordan Valley Ice Park. The park and the Jordan Valley Maintenance Building patio are available for rentals and special events.
Fountain at Jordan Valley
The Ozarks Stream and Fountain operates May-Labor Day, with a 30-minute fountain show every hour, on the hour, 10 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. The fountains also run continuously 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Special events and maintenance may close the fountains temporarily. The fountains close for the season after Labor Day for extensive system maintenance, which must be completed before cold weather sets in.