Willamalane Park Foundation
Join the Willamalane Park Foundation and help provide financial assistance for special programs, projects and facilities at Willamalane. The foundation works separately but in partnership with Willamalane. It is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
For more information on Willamalane Park Foundation or donations, contact Resource Development Coordinator Kate Reid, 541-736-4521.
You can help keep Springfield an attractive place to live by donating a tree or a park bench to a Willamalane park. For park enthusiasts, a commemorative gift is a unique way to celebrate special events and family landmarks — births, retirements or anniversaries. It is also a touching way to express sympathy. You can honor the passing of a loved one with a memorial, while making a lasting contribution to the local environment.
Give a gift that grows! Trees not only memorialize events, but they are also your opportunity to improve the environment for future generations. You may have a tree planted, nurtured and cared for throughout its lifetime. If necessary, it will be replaced during the first year (at no additional cost). Trees are planted in spring and fall. Staff will work with you to choose an appropriate specimen and location. Prices start at $200 for a tree and $100 for a stone marker.
Give a gift with a view. Benches provide a place to rest and a peaceful moment to enjoy the natural beauty of our urban parks. Benches are crafted from steel and are designed to endure the elements. We can recommend the ideal park site for your bench to be placed. The cost of donating a bench is $1,500, and zinc plaques are an additional $200.
Willamalane asks you to consider supporting park and recreation services through your will or living trust. Or, name Willamalane as a beneficiary of your IRA, pension plan, or life insurance. A legacy bequest can be a modest donation or a substantial transfer of assets. More than 70 percent of Americans contribute to nonprofit groups during their lifetimes, yet fewer than 7 percent continue this support through a gift in their will or estate plan. When you make a planned gift, you continue to support services that are making an important difference in our community.
What better way to show you care than to help urban parks continue to develop and thrive for the benefit of our community? Cash donations to parks will be used for playground projects, environmental protection and rehabilitation, to provide open space and natural areas in our residential neighborhoods and to ensure a healthy wildlife habitat. Please contact us at 541-736-4521 for more information.