Bond Measure Projects

Working to Develop New Parks, Trails and Natural Areas

In fall 2012, voters approved a bond measure that funds a number of projects aimed at expanding trails; preserving parkland around hillsides, rivers and streams; and conserving energy. Willamalane has made significant progress in the months since the passage of the $20 million measure.

The Trust for Public Land

Willamalane is working with the nonprofit organization The Trust for Public Land on a variety of bond projects. TPL works throughout the United States to assist communities with efforts to conserve land for people as parks and natural areas.

A young boy playing on a playground

18th & H Street Park

Acquire and develop this half-acre lot in an underserved area as a small neighborhood park with playground, play court and landscaping.

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Adult Activity Center

Willamalane has replaced outdated kitchen equipment and carpeting.

Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation

Bob Keefer Center

Willamalane has added two additional synthetic turf fields and resurfaced an existing field. Two new bocce ball courts funded by the bond measure are in use.

Close-up view of an orchard at Dorris Ranch

Dorris Ranch

Construct a new entry, additional parking, a flush restroom and a community garden, as outlined in the Dorris Ranch Master Plan.

A woman doing gardening at Gamebird park

Gamebird Park

Willamalane has built a community garden on property owned by Springfield Public Schools on Flamingo Avenue, near Gamebird Park. Veggies are growing now in about 60 plots and eight raised beds.

A father and his young son fishing at Island Park

Island Park

Improve access to the park from downtown. Replace or renovate restrooms, increase parking and improve access to the river.

View downstream of the Mill Race waterway

Mill Race Path

This project will develop a 3-mile walking and bicycling path along the historic Springfield Mill Race from downtown to the Middle Fork Path.

Pacific Park playground construction

Pacific Park

Willamalane has redeveloped this nearly 5-acre neighborhood park in an underserved area. Landscaping work is continuing.

kids playing on a play structure

Quartz Park

Willamalane worked with Springfield Public Schools on a new park that will also serve as a playground for a future school. The park includes a sandbox, walking trail, basketball court, picnic table and more.

Flowers blooming at Ruff Park

Ruff Park

New additions to Ruff Park include an access driveway from 66th Street, a paved parking lot with accessible parking spaces, an informational kiosk, paved trails, benches, bike racks and additional landscaping. 

Swimming pool with kids in innertubes

Splash! at Lively Park

Willamalane has completed upgrades to the mechanical systems at the 24-year-old wave pool to improve energy efficiency, water and air quality, and patron safety.

Thurston Hills Natural Area view

Thurston Hills Natural Area

Willamalane has acquired property to preserve natural areas and develop a hiking and biking trail along the south Thurston hills ridgeline, roughly from Bob Straub Parkway to 79th and Main streets.

View of a waterway

Weyerhaeuser-McKenzie Natural Area Park

Willamalane plans to develop and maintain this publicly owned property along the McKenzie River with trails, boardwalks and an accessible fishing pier.