Willamalane Spring Break Activities

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some kids spent the first day of their spring break having fun at Willamalane. The recreation center is offering crafts, exercise, and even space station exploration activities. For those who wanted to have fun in the sun Monday kids also played some group games out in the field. Willamalane is offering activities … Continue reading »

Evergreen Tattoo Expo In Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There’s no shortage of ink or creative minds Friday at the Willamalane Center in Springfield. Organizers say hundreds of the world’s best tattoo artists from America, Spain, and the UK are attending the Evergreen Tattoo Expo. They’re showing off their work and creating tattoos. You might recognize some faces from the Spike … Continue reading »

New Willamalane Path Opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Walkers and bikers in the Springfield area can finally use a new river-side path. Willamalane Parks and Rec opened the last portion of its four-mile path Friday. It runs along a previously hidden stretch of the Willamette River from Dorris Ranch to Clearwater Park. The almost $3 million project was paid for … Continue reading »

Families Celebrate Pet Fest

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More than 100 people along with man’s best friend headed to Lively Park Saturday for Pet Fest. Some dogs dressed to impress, while others spent the afternoon showing off their best tricks or trying out an agility course. Pet Fest featured more than 30 vendors including a photo booth where dogs and … Continue reading »

Bocce Ball Courts Open at Willamalane

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation will open two new outdoor bocce ball courts Saturday, September 21. The 12 feet by 90 feet courts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are free to use for Willamalane Center members and $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for youth and senior … Continue reading »

Willamalane Buys 136 Acres

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Willamalane is increasing its boundaries even further, thanks to a deal with Weyerhauser. After two years of negotiations and with the help of the Trust for Public Land, Willamalane has bought 136 acres and an adjoining four-mile log truck road. The new acquisition will be a natural park with a trail system … Continue reading »

Program Gets New Adaptive Wheelchairs

EUGENE, Ore. — The city purchased five new wheelchairs for its adaptive recreation program this year and they’re getting a lot of use. Players participate in an adaptive competitive sport called quad rugby. Eugene has offered the program for 43 years, mostly to those with mental disabilities.  In January 2012 it became a Paralympic Sports … Continue reading »

Willamalane Budget Awaits Adoption

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A new Willamalane budget now awaits adoption by the district board of directors. The budget committee unanimously approved a budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year Wednesday night. Next year’s Willamalane budget is waiting for the board of directors to adopt it. This year’s budget carries some extra weight. Willamalane committee members say … Continue reading »

Willamalane Approves $36 Million Budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Willamalane Park and Recreation District budget committee unanimously approved the $36 million budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1. In addition, the committee approved the FY 2012-2013 tax rate of $2.0074 per $1,000 of assessed value and a levy of $1,938,377 for payment of General Obligation bond principal … Continue reading »

Willamalane Hosts Free Rock Climbing

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Ever been to the Willamalane Center? Inside is an impressive 33-foot high, 41-foot wide rock climbing wall. This weekend you can scale it for free. Wayne Beckwith, the climbing wall coordinator joined KEZI 9 News live to explain what people can learn during the clinic. The climbing wall is open Saturday, May … Continue reading »

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