Memorial Day Hours

Willamalane facility hours will be altered on Monday, May 28 as we recognize Memorial Day:

Bob Keefer Center: Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Splash! at Lively Park: Open 1-5 p.m. for Waterpark Swim

Willamalane Park Swim Center: Closed

Adult Activity Center: Closed  both Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28

Splash! Closed May 16

Splash! at Lively Park will be closed May 16, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for annual maintenance. Willamalane Park Swim Center is open for regular hours.

Willamalane Celebrates May is Bike Month

Gear up for May is Bike Month! Established in 1956, National Bike Month has been celebrated around the country since its founding. Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; …

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For Little Athletes, Try My First Sports

My First Sports offers young children an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sports. But it’s more than just sports for little ones: The classes also provide a unique opportunity for kids and their parents.

“When I was a little kid, I was able to play …

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Bob Keefer Center Named Top Indoor Facility

Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation has been ranked among the top Twelve Great Indoor Facilities in the West by the Sports Planning Guide. 

The Sports Planning Guide is a print resource and year-round online platform used by sports planners to  find the right venues for …

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Meet Me at the Park: Help Willamalane Win $20K!

Springfield, let’s rally: With your help, we have the opportunity to win a $20,000 to improve a local park.

The National Recreation and Park Association is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to fund local park improvement projects across the country in this national “Meet Me …

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Living History Village: How You Can Help

We have some sad news from the Dorris Ranch Living History Village. On Monday, March 26, we discovered that two of our cabins were broken into and many of our interpretive materials were taken. The thieves took almost everything. Our butter churn to our dutch ovens, antique …

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Willamalane Names Michael Wargo as Superintendent

Willamalane Park and Recreation Board of Directors has appointed Michael Wargo to the position of Superintendent for the district. Wargo will assume this role immediately, overseeing facility and program operations, staffing and strategic planning for more than 400 programs.

Wargo, who joined the district in 2016, previously …

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Give From the Heart to Your Community Center


As the population ages, more and more people are turning to the Willamalane Adult Activity Center for support. In fact, approximately 350 patrons visit the center each day with an annual visitation of 100,000. Our goal is to foster powerful connections between older adults and …

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Martial Arts Classes Promote Strong Muscles and Strong Character

Martial arts classes  offer a multitude of benefits, from physical ones like strength and endurance, to mental and emotional benefits like confidence and self-discipline. That’s why Willamalane partners with local martial arts studios to offer taekwondo and jiu jitsu classes for all ages.

May’s Martial Arts

May’s …

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