Ozark Greenways

Courtesy of Mary Kromrey-Executive Director of Ozark Greenways

This week on Making Democracy Work, we wrap up our series that dives deeper into individual aspects of the 2019 Springfield-Greene County focus report.  Today's discussion explores Red Flags and Blue Ribbons looking at recreation and green spaces.

Host Linda Regan speaks with Mary Kromrey, executive director of Ozarks Greenways.

Ozark Greenways

Plans are in the works to allow bicyclists and walkers to take an Ozark Greenways trail from S. Scenic all the way to the Springfield Art Museum.

Michele Skalicky

An event in Springfield is focused on getting people to bike, walk or ride the bus to get to where they're going.  Bike, Walk and Wheel Week is May 12-17.

"This is Ozark Greenways' and Springfield's annual celebration of our trails, our on-street bike routes and the bus system and alternative ways to get around town or get to destinations," said Lori Tack, program coordinator for Ozark Greenways, which is coordinating the activities.

Prizes will be awarded to anyone who participates, and Tack said there's a variety of ways to take part.

Ozark Greenways

In this segment of Making Democracy Work, Debbie Good talks with Dawn Gardner, board secretary of Ozark Greenways, about the organization and what it does. 

Michele Skalicky

Mary Kromrey has been on the job as head of Ozark Greenways for a few months now.  She took over the job of executive director from long-time leader, Terry Whaley, who retired. And she’s excited to see the organization continue to expand its approximately 73 ½ miles of trails, 35 of which are the Frisco-Highline Trail from Springfield to Bolivar.  

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