Parks & Equipment

Front entry of Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation

From synthetic turf fields to shelters in a natural environment, Willamalane offers a variety of venues.

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+ Lively Park Pavilions



Lively Park Pavilions

6100 Thurston Road, Springfield, OR

Consider Lively Park Pavilions for reunions, weddings, birthday parties and more. Each of the park's two pavilions accommodates 150 people, and rentals may include amenities such as electric cooktops, food prep areas and natural gas barbecues. One party can also rent both pavilions. A large playground is adjacent to the pavilions, and the pavilions are situated just north of Splash!, the Northwest's premiere indoor water park.

Capacity for each pavilion: 150

Hourly fee for renting one pavilion: $54-$61

Hourly fee for renting both pavilions: $108-$122

Special event permits: Events with an admission charge, alcohol, public address system, stage, booths or the sale of goods may require a permit.

+ Island Park

Island Park imagesIsland Park Shelters

200 W. B St., Springfield OR

Island Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the district, borders the Willamette River. Towering trees and grassy hillocks present a lush and inviting view. The park features picnic tables, restrooms, drinking fountains, electricity and a playground. The North and South shelters are available for reservations. Island Park is wheelchair-accessible.

Those who would like to use a park for a special occasion or event may reserve Island Park or Lively Park. Reservations are accepted beginning April 1 for dates from May 31 through Oct. 31. Willamalane's other parks may be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 541-736-4104 for a park rental permit.

Capacity: 80 for south shelter, 100 at north shelter
Fee for each shelter: $80-$120 per four hours at each shelter, or $160-240 for four hours at both shelters
Use of stage: $300-$500 per four hours
Half of park, all day: $1,750-$3,000 per day
Entire park, all day: $3,000-$4,500

Special event permits: Events with an admission charge, alcohol, public address system, stage, booths or the sale of goods may require a permit. 

+ Soccer Fields

SoccerGirlsLes Schwab Sports Park at Bob Keefer Center

Four fully lit synthetic turf sports fields adjacent to Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation. The fields are used for soccer, football and lacrosse. The two newest fields are also used for softball and baseball. 541-736-4570

Bob Artz Park sports fields: Three lighted baseball/softball fields. 541-736-4518

Guy Lee Park sports fields: Two lighted baseball/softball fields. 541-736-4518

Special event permits: Events with an admission charge, alcohol, public address system, stage, booths or the sale of goods may require a permit. 

+ Meadow Park Shelter

Call 541-736-4104 to reserve today!

Rent this new picnic shelter in a bustling park, adjacent to the renovated playground. The shelter, which accommodates about 30 people, features three permanent picnic tables. We begin taking reservations April 1 for the season, which runs May 31-Oct. 31.


The shelter is available in four-hour blocks of time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. Fees for four-hour blocks are:

  • $60 in-district or nonprofit rate
  • $80 out-of-district
  • $100 commercial/for-profit

A $100 refundable security deposit is required at time of reservation.

Special event permits: Events with an admission charge, alcohol, public address system, stage, booths or the sale of goods may require a permit. 


+ Dorris Ranch
About the Facility

A great location makes for a great event! Convenient yet secluded facilities and picnic areas. Ideal for weddings, reunions, retreats, conferences, and more. Tables and chairs may be included with facility rental. Additional equipment and services, such as canopies and parking attendants, can be provided for an extra charge.

Good news: The Dorris Ranch Barn is getting a facelift! As a result, we will not be taking rental reservations between June 30, 2019 through October 1, 2019.

Rentals can be made one year in advance. Questions about rentals? Call Jen Marsh at 541-736-4582.

Tomseth House

The quaint setting makes the Tomseth House the ideal place to hold Tomseth house with Christmas lightsevents from weddings to business meetings. The main rooms can accommodate up to 40 people in the lovely atmosphere of this renovated turn-of-the-century home. The Tomseth House is equipped with accessories to make any event a success. A kitchen with oven, microwave, four-burner range, freezer and refrigerator make it easy to handle food preparation.

The exterior is as inviting as the interior, with the front porch overlooking 250 acres of filbert orchards and a nature preserve. You won’t believe that you're only two miles from the center of Springfield!

Capacity: 35 indoor, an additional 100 outdoor 
Hourly fee: $75-$150 
Features: Historic features, kitchen, restroom 

Dorris Ranch Barn

Surrounded by open pastures and filbert orchard groves, the Dorris Ranch Barn is part of a historic farm right inside the city! The rustic setting and spacious natural grounds make the Dorris Ranch Barn perfect for family celebrations or business gatherings. The renovated 1892 barn retains all the charm of its historic origins while providing modern conveniences such as electrical outlets, water, benches and tables.

Download the barn setup options

Capacity: 40 indoor, an additional 300 outside 
Hourly fee: $75-$150 
Features: Rustic setting. electricity , water



+ Outdoor Adventure Gear

Want to explore the outdoors and go on an adventure? Come to Bob Keefer Center to rent outdoor gear for summer adventures. Renting: river tubes, inflatable kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and camping gear. If applicable, rentals come with safety gear.

Water Gear

Daily rate

Inflatable Kayak — tandem

$45 ID/$54 OD

Inflatable Kayak — single

$35 ID/$42 OD

Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board

$40 ID/$48 OD

Inflatable Inner Tube

$8 ID/$10 OD
4-hour rental

Dry Bag — 25 Liter

$5 ID/$6 OD

Camping Gear

Daily rate

Tent — 2 person

$12 ID/$15 OD

Tent — 4 person

$15 ID/$18 OD

Sleeping Bag

$12 ID/$15 OD

Sleeping Pads

$8 ID/$10 OD

Camp Stove

$14 ID/$17 OD

Sleep Package — 2 person
Includes tent, 2 sleeping bags, and 2 sleeping pads

$49 ID/$59 OD

Must be 18 years of older to rent. Deposit required. Equipment available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info or for multi-day reservations, contact Kerry at or call 541–736–4544.