Physical activity is extremely beneficial to personal health. Summertime in the Ozarks is an excellent time to explore all of the wonderful outdoor activities available, and keep yourself healthy in the process. This list of resources should help you get started finding activities in the region.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is an excellent place to find activities near you. Their website contains a list of local parks, public pools, golf courses, youth sports programs, special facilities and local events from the Park Board.
The Ozark Geenways website provides lists and maps of walking and biking trails in the region. This is a good place to check, not only for recreational trails, but also to find bike routes for commuting and traveling around town.
The Library has a wide variety of books available as well:
Cycling for Everyone: A Guide to Road, Mountain, and Commuter Biking by Leah Garcia and Jilayne Lovejoy
Hiking & Backpacking: A Complete Illustrated Guide by Buck Tilton
Walking for Health and Happiness: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Looking Good and Feeling Your Best by Dr. William Bird & Veronica Reynolds
A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks by Tom Kennon
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