“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread. Places to play in as well as pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
All of us have an instinctive connection to nature and a desire to experience the outdoors on a physical and spiritual level. The trees, river, flowers and wildlife all breathe life into our bodies and restore our souls. At Canopy, conservation and recreation go hand-in-hand. We preserve the landscape to strengthen the connections between humans and habitat. With trail connections, river access and parks nearby, we provide a place to live, play and grow in harmony with nature. The land is a gift we should preserve and enjoy.
The South Dry Sac River is one of Canopy’s most vital features—a continual reminder of how nature, like us, is in constantly moving and ever-evolving. It flows through the center of the land, drawing residents to its edge for enjoyment in the same way that rivers have drawn communities together for centuries. It provides nutrition to the abundance of wildlife and native plant species along its corridor. Canopy is committed to preserving this precious resource through conservation efforts, water quality management and collaboration of the community and residents.
At Canopy, our sidewalks are the trails. The Fulbright Greenways Trail connects residents to a vast array of parks, lakes, hiking trails and MTB tracks to run, bike, swim or simply encounter nature. Canopy’s walking trails wind through the property to connect front porches and draw residents into the forest or along the river’s edge.
Canopy gardens serve two purposes: to sustain life and conserve habitat. We use open spaces to plant wildlife gardens, edible landscapes and grow fresh food. We dramatically reduce the manicured lawn by planting butterfly gardens in our front yards and along streets. These gardens not only produce a pick-and-go pantry for residents, but more importantly, they enhance the beauty of the land and sustain the biological diversity of the ecosystem.
Lost Hill and Valley Water Mill. Fulbright Spring and Ritter Springs. Dickerson and Doling. Public parks surround Canopy and perfectly complement our way of living. Many are within walking distance along the greenways trail and offer countless options to play, picnic or explore with friends and family.
Fellows Lake and McDaniel Lake are within minutes of Canopy. Both of these lakes provide recreation for fishing, boating and relaxation along their shores. Through collaboration with local organizations, Canopy is dedicated to creating an outdoor destination around these two lakes, linking trails and parks together with acres of green space that preserves this wonderful piece of the Ozarks.
The city is just a short ride away for work, dining and entertainment. Springfield’s vibrant downtown and C-Street Historic District are easily accessible on bike-friendly streets and are filled with places to enjoy the performing arts, shopping and gathering spots with your friends.