What is Roam? ROAM

Springfield is proud to be the Gateway to the Great Outdoors.  It is the home of Bass Pro Shops and the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, an award-winning Parks system and an impressive network of greenway trails. 

And yet, according to the 2019 Community Focus Report, the obesity rate for the city of Springfield has grown from 24% in 2004 to 36% in 2019.  The amount of time outside is alarmingly low, while screen time is at an all-time high.

The five Rotary Clubs of Springfield and Rotaract are excited to continue a rich history of collaboration to challenge the entire Springfield community to the goal of 1,000,000 Activity Hours for May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.  

Why Roam?

Healthier Springfield Community

Rotary’s new app and website will motivate citizens to get up from their desk or the couch to be more active. It will be designed to address disease prevention of a variety of conditions precipitated by a sedentary lifestyle -- high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, depression and more. 

Promote Exploration of Parks, Trails & Sidewalks

Springfield is the home of an award-winning Parks system with 104 sites spread over 3,200 acres. Ozark Greenways offers another 70 miles of trails. A weekly curated Top 5 list of ROAM Recommended events, parks, trails and wellness facilities will entice citizens to check out new places.

Greater Community Engagement & Civic Pride

By breaking out of daily routines, Springfieldians are brought closer together in appreciating authentic beautiful places and sharing these authentic Ozarks gems with family and friends.