Spring Break: Special Extended Swims

Planning your spring break adventure? Count us in!

Splash! at Lively Park and Willamalane Park Swim Center will both have special extended waterpark and recreation swim hours during spring break. Refer to our schedule, then grab your swimsuits and towels. No sunscreen required! …

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Ruff Park Bursts into Bloom

Thousands of magnolia buds are blooming on hundreds of trees at Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s Wallace M. Ruff Jr. Memorial Park in Springfield.

Deciduous magnolias bear huge, pale or bright pink blooms on gray, leafless limbs. This grand but short-lived show is a popular attraction …

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Janis Ross named to Willamalane Board of Directors

Janis Ross, a longtime professional in the events and sports marketing fields, has been named to serve on the Willamalane Park and Recreation Board of Directors. Ross was one of five finalists interviewed by the board on March 2, and fills the vacated seat of …

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Jump Start Your Fitness Routine

There are so many reasons people choose to enjoy a group fitness class. Some go for the motivation; it’s easier to keep coming in when you aren’t alone in building a sweat. Others like the structure; a scheduled weekly class is easy to drop in …

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How You Play: Survey Results

The community’s already high satisfaction rating of Willamalane Park and Recreation District continues to improve, according to a recent study commissioned by the district.

That’s good news for Willamalane, but the organization is intent on using survey data to set the bar even higher to meet …

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Want to Serve on the Board?

Willamalane is accepting applications to fill one open position on its board of directors. The appointee will serve the remainder of Gary Ross’ term, which expires June 30. Ross is resigning because he is moving outside the district. …

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Serve on a Park Committee

One volunteer from Springfield is needed to serve on a citizen planning committee that helps monitor the long-range plan for the Whilamut Natural Area of Alton Baker Park, a 237-acre urban greenway connecting Eugene and Springfield.

Willamalane Park and Recreation District manages Eastgate Woodlands, which is the eastern portion …

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Share the Love & Bring a Friend to Fitness!

Sure, a trip to the pool or a visit to a fitness class will get your heart pumping. But there is so much to gain from working out with a friend:

Accountability. You’re more likely to work out regularly if you’re scheduling ahead with a buddy.

Motivation. …

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Willamalane Wins Safety Honor

Willamalane’s commitment to water safety earned the district national honors last month, when the Starfish Aquatics Institute awarded the district the prestigious Five Star Award.

“Very few aquatic facilities qualify to receive this honor,” said Leslie Donavan, president of SAI.  “It represents a tremendous commitment to …

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Mill Race Path Opens

Willamalane and TEAM Springfield celebrated the completion of the Mill Race Path on Thursday at the Booth-Kelly trailhead. The project features three miles of paved bicycle and walking path along the historic waterway, plus trailheads at Jasper Road and the Booth-Kelly site on South Fifth …

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