Parks, trails and sports infrastructure among favorite community assets, but funding remains unstable

This broadcast season, KSMU’s “Making a Difference” program is shifting gears. Through a series of panel discussions aired once a month, we examine each chapter of the 2021 Community Direction Report for Springfield and Greene County. The CFR is a biennial report that assesses the community’s strengths, gaps, opportunities and challenges in eleven key areas, including today’s topic: recreation, sports and recreation..

Our guests for today’s roundtable are: Jonathan Groves, CFR Host; Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Springfield/Greene County Park Board Public Information Administrator and Chairman of the Leisure, Sports and Leisure Steering Committee; and Mary Kromrey, executive director of Ozark Greenways. and a member of three CFR steering committees.

Support for the production of the Community Orientation Report for Springfield and Greene County comes from: The Ozarks Community Foundation, The Springfield Junior League, The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Springfield-Greene County Library Districtand United Way of the Ozarks.

The Springfield and Greene County Community Orientation Report is available for viewing at

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