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purple camas cover the prairie at Dorris Ranch in spring

Wildflowers Flourish at Dorris Ranch

Benefits of Ecological Burning

Date: May 15, 2024

The ecological burn results are in!

Willamalane staff member holds two helmets

Free Bike Helmets at Bob Keefer Center!

Stop by starting May 2

Date: May 1, 2024

Celebrate May is Bike Month with a free bike helmet. Willamalane is giving away 200 free helmets to anyone who needs them.

Family of four play minigolf

Spring Break Activities for Kids

Fun isn't far away!

Date: Mar 18, 2024

The ice has melted, and the sun has returned – it's time for spring break!

Words "newspaper drive" over a blue sky with trees

Donate Newspapers for Planting Event

Drop off your newspapers in the Bob Keefer Center and Adult Activity Center lobbies

Date: Feb 26, 2024

Willamalane is preparing to plant more than 500 native trees and shrubs in riparian areas like Georgia Pacific Natural Area this spring. Each new plant will be surrounded by newspaper that will act as a weed barrier and allow the new plants to thrive.

75th Anniversary Mural header

Willamalane Launches a New Website

Explore easier registration on any device, plus new features

Date: Feb 20, 2024

Welcome to Willamalane’s new website! Here you can explore easier registration, better mobile access, and new accessibility features. 

A large colorful play structure at Lively Park on a sunny day

Willamalane Opens More Parks and Splash!

More parks and the pool open on Saturday, Feb. 3

Date: Feb 9, 2024

Willamalane Park and Recreation District is announcing that beginning Saturday, Feb. 3, Splash!

Middle school students using laptops and tablets

Free tech lab now open

Willamalane launches student lab at Bob Keefer Center

Date: Jun 29, 2023

Willamalane Park and Recreation District unveiled a new student technology lab at Bob Keefer Center (250 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR 97478). The student technology lab is located in the main lobby and includes several laptops. It is open to any Springfield Public School student. 

People dance at an outdoor concert in the grass

Sounds like Summer 2023

Concerts start at Island Park on Wednesday, July 12

Date: Jul 12, 2023

Willamalane Park and Recreation District is holding its annual Sounds Like Summer concert and performance series, and the weekly concerts begin tonight, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. On Wednesday evenings July 12 through Aug.