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Lake Springfield Park

Exploring Lake Springfield Park, Springfield, MO

Sprawling across 158 acres of rolling land, Lake Springfield Park is a true natural wonder in Missouri.

It features a diverse landscape with winding trails, serene woods, captivating bluffs, and over a mile of shoreline along the picturesque Lake Springfield. More than a recreational destination, the area is a flourishing habitat for abundant wildlife, including deer, turkey, and waterfowl. The majestic eagles that grace the site during the winter months are also a truly remarkable sight. There are plenty of amenities where you can bask in the sun, relish the great outdoors, and create lasting memories with friends and family. If you’re looking to host special gatherings, the park provides secluded and beautifully shaded pavilions, making it a tranquil escape in the heart of nature.

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CHARMING BOATHOUSE: Lake Springfield Boathouse offers a beautiful and secluded indoor setting for weddings and birthday parties, special gatherings, and corporate retreats. The venue’s highlight is the incredible view of the calm waters, adding an elegant touch to any occasion. It seats up to 80 people, has a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious deck, ensuring you have everything you need for a stress-free party. It is perfect for celebrating life’s special moments in a unique and picturesque setting.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Springfield Lake Park is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy the waters through a canoe or kayak and paddle along the 4.5-mile James River Water Trail, a scenic route that takes you past notable sites like the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, Galloway Creek, and Creighton Access. Anglers can cast their lines to catch largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, and carp for a fulfilling day of fishing. You can also witness spectacular vistas as you hike through paved paths and rugged woodchip trails. Stay active, create memories, and have a deeper connection to nature while having fun.

DISC GOLF COURSE: Lake Springfield Park has added a fantastic 18-hole professional-level course that opened in 2021. Designed by Blair Furstenberg, it offers a fun and challenging experience as it weaves through the south slopes of the reservoir and large oak and walnut trees. Most holes are grassy, while some are lightly wooded. It provides a fresh and enjoyable way to stay active and test your swings. It is an exciting new activity, making the area an even more attractive destination for all ages.

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Homes near Lake Springfield Park, Springfield, MO

10 Real Estate Facts About Homes Near Lake Springfield Park, Springfield, MO

  • Springfield Lake Park features three tracks: The 1.4-mile woodchip Lake Springfield Park Trail, the 1.74-mile paved James River Greenway Trail, and the rugged Greater Ozarks Audubon Trail along bluffs.
  • For a water adventure, 17-foot canoes and tandem kayaks are available for rent at Springfield Lake Park.
  • Springfield is a top 20 marketplace for lakeside homes and land lots in Missouri.
  • The homes within 1-mile radius of the park range from $214,000 to $699,000.
  • You’ll find one-story homes with mid-century or traditional architectural styles. 
  • Houses offer comfortable living spaces anywhere from 1,400 sq ft. to 7,400 sq ft.
  • The typical configuration can accommodate three to five bedrooms and two to six bathrooms.
  • Home lots in Springfield Lake Park, Springfield, MO, are relatively spacious. Properties usually range from 0.21 to 0.56 acres.
  • Many of these residences come with 2-3 car parks.
  • The well-maintained dwellings were mainly built between 1969 to 1995.
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Lake Springfield Park is in the southeastern part of Springfield, MO. James River Freeway borders it to the north, E Farm Rd 188 to the south, S Kissick Ave to the west, and US-65 to the east. 

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Things to Do Around Lake Springfield Park

Twin Oaks Country Club

A private club featuring a challenging 6,700 yards par-71 golf course with Bermuda grass fairways and bent-grass greens.

Springfield Skateland

A fun-filled roller skating rink offering an exciting and nostalgic experience for all ages.

Char Steakhouse and Oyster Bar

A fine dining restaurant with a two-story kitchen and lounge, serving Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails.

Pat Jones YMCA

A comprehensive fitness facility offering complete cardio and weight equipment to gymnasiums and an indoor pool.


Schools Near Lake Springfield Park

School NameGradesAdmission
Wanda Gray Elementary SchoolK - 4Public
Cherokee Middle School6 -8Public
Kickapoo High School9 - 12Public
Immaculate Conception SchoolK - 8Private
Kinetic BridgesK - 12Private
EnCompass AcademyK - 12Private