Media releases

Community members skate at indoor roller skate party

Willamalane Spring Break Activities

Affordable fun for families this March

Date: Mar 19, 2024

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. –  With spring break right around the corner, Willamalane Park and Recreation District is helping families create memorable spring break moments without breaking the bank or leaving Springfield.

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Join Willamalane Budget Committee

Applications are due March 31

Date: Mar 7, 2024

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Willamalane Park and Recreation District is seeking community members to join its budget committee.

Children run from starting line to hunt eggs at MEGGA Hunt

Willamalane Announces Megga Hunt

Annual Egg Hunt Event Offers Inclusive and Adaptive Options for All Ages

Date: Mar 6, 2024

Get ready to have an eggcellent time at Willamalane's Megga Hunt on March 30 at 

Work crews walk on path at Thurston Hills Natural Area ready to clear debris

Willamalane Announces More Parks Opening Saturday, March 2

Thurston Hills Natural Area hiking trails and all developed parks

Date: Mar 1, 2024

Willamalane Park and Recreation District is opening three more parks beginning Saturday, March 2. Fort Park

A field of grassy and yellow flowers at Tyson Park

Willamalane Seeks Community Input on Tyson Park Redevelopment

Survey Open Through March 7. Open House Meeting on Feb. 28.

Date: Feb 22, 2024

Willamalane is seeking community input to help shape the updates at Tyson Park (3405 E St, Springfield, O

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!

Willamalane staff member cuts fallen branches at Meadow Park

Willamalane Urges Community Safety During Park Cleanup Work

All parks, natural areas, and trails were closed

Date: Jan 23, 2024

In the aftermath of the recent ice storm, Willamalane Park and Recreation District is addressing significant damage at parks, paths, trails, natural areas, and parking lots.

Exterior of Bob Keefer Center on a sunny day taken from above

Willamalane Facilities Open for Community

Limited Reopening Begins Friday, Jan. 19. Parks and Pools Remain Closed.

Date: Jan 18, 2024

Community Respite 

Woman on mountain bike riding on a path on a sunny day with trees and mountains in the background

Willamalane Unveils the Peter DeFazio Trail System at Thurston Hills Natural Area

Trail system dedicated on Dec. 7, 2023

Date: Jan 3, 2024


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.