National Trail Parks and Recreation District is an extensive parks and recreation system encompassing a multitude of facilities and program opportunities for the residents of Clark County. This Joint Recreation District was formed when the City of Springfield Parks and Recreation Department and the Clark County Recreation Department joined as one agency.

The District manages over 1,100 acres of beautiful parks and facilities and nearly 30 miles of multi-use trails. Our staff members are dedicated to providing quality parks, facilities, services, and programs for the residents of Clark County. We share the vision to create community through people, parks, and programs.

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Administrative Office: 1301 Mitchell Boulevard, Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: (937) 328-7275 (PARK)
Fax: (937) 328-3966
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Holidays
Weather Information Line: 24 hours a day, (937) 324-7645

Mission & Strategy


The National Trail Parks and Recreation District is dedicated to creating safe, positive experiences by providing quality parks, facilities, services and programs for our community.

Strategic Vision

This strategic vision focuses on the future of parks and recreation services and facilities in Clark County. The vision is not intended to deal comprehensively with every aspect of the agency, but instead focuses on potential priorities and key strategic areas including policy, programming, facilities, operations, maintenance, partnerships and marketing.

There is currently a high degree of satisfaction with the parks and recreation services in Clark County, as articulated through public input during the 2015 Preserve Our Parks Survey. A challenge into the future will be maintaining the current high level of services and properties while financial resources decline. National Trail will be creative and follow the industry best practices to provide unique and quality parks and recreation services to the residents of Clark County.

Download the Strategic Vision • Download the Master Plan

Leann Castillo, Director