Amputees Climb To New Heights

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Around a half dozen amputees, who do a variety of fitness activities together climbed the rock wall at Willamalane Saturday. They all come from different backgrounds. Some have been amputees for years, others just a few months. The group says getting together to try new challenges is a rewarding experience. “Really empowering. … Continue reading »

Helping Fill Bags of Love

EUGENE, Ore — Set up is under way for the 3rd annual Mckenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival. Over 70 breweries are lined up for the event taking place this weekend at the Willamalane Center in Springfield. Proceeds from the festival will benefit three local non-profits including Belly-Full,  Willamalane Foundation, and Bags of Love. Bags … Continue reading »

Board Seeks Input on Willamalane Future

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Residents have a chance to give input to shape the future of Willamalane Park and Recreation. The group is hosting a public input session so it can figure out how to shape its strategic plan. The original plan was adopted in January 2014 and will be updated and presented to the Willamalane … Continue reading »

Willamalane Buys Thurston Hills Land

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Between the rolling hills and tall trees, Willamalane plans on building a trail system in the Thurston Hills. “The hills natural area is made up of 665 acres, three separate parcels that we were able to acquire. There’s a wide variety of landscapes from mature Douglas Fir forest to the Oak Savannah … Continue reading »

New Archery Range Opens to Public

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The city of Springfield celebrated the official opening of a new archery range at Clearwater Park on Saturday. With 17 targets from 7 to 60 yards and 10 to 50 meters, the outdoor range is the only one of its kind in the area, as well as, just one of a few … Continue reading »

Willamalane Hosts World Cup Watch Party

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The World Cup truly lived up to its name. The game captured the world’s attention including in Springfield. Sunday was the first time Willamalane hosted a watch party for the World Cup. About fifty people decked out in their best soccer gear watched the game on a big screen projector at Willamalane. … Continue reading »

Willamalane Replacing Turf Field

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It is out with the old, and in with the new in Springfield. Willamalane is expanding and renovating its sports fields on South 32nd Street. On Wednesday, crews began work to replace the warn and torn, 11-year-old synthetic turf on Morrisette Field. A typical lifespan is eight years. Even though it’s old, … Continue reading »

Paddles Fly for Table Tennis Tournament

EUGENE, Ore. — The heat was on for a group called the Blazing Paddles Saturday. Over 20 tables were spread out across the Willamalane Adult Center in Springfield. Table tennis enthusiasts paired off to see who would be the 2014 Tournament Champ. Players say it’s a hobby with several different benefits. “Table tennis is like … Continue reading »

LTD Summer Pass Offer for Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — A special deal this summer for kids in the Eugene-Springfield area that lets them skate, swim and possibly bowl a strike, all for one price. It’s called the 1Pass and anyone under the age of 18 can get one for $50. The pass gets kids on any LTD bus and into any … Continue reading »

Thousands of Kids Hunt for Easter Eggs

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A little rain didn’t stop more than 1,000 kids from hunting for Easter eggs filled with prizes during Willamalane’s annual Megga Hunt. Around 1500 kids took part in the hunt Saturday morning. Willamalane divided the kids into different age categories and every few minutes a different group of kids started looking for … Continue reading »

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