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 »

Megga Hunt Draws Thousands

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thousands of people across Lane County celebrated Easter a day early at the annual Megga Hunt Saturday. Kids came to the Jack B. Lively Memorial Park to hunt for egg and even meet the Easter bunny. The event had more than 20,000 eggs on hand for kids to find. The egg hunt … Continue reading »

Eggs Ready for MEGGA Hunt

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — All the eggs are stuffed and ready to go for Willamalane’s MEGGA Hunt Saturday morning. It’s being held at Lively Park on Thurston Road right next to Splash. The park district breaks kids up into different age groups and gives prizes specific to each group. “Last year we anticipated about 6,000 people … Continue reading »

Easter Egg Hunt Volunteers Prepare Eggs

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Let the Easter Egg Hunt begin, but first the eggs must be stuffed. Seniors at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center as well as volunteers from Oregon Community Credit Union, The Frontier Girls, Looking Glass and even Sizzler have been busy stuffing 20,000 eggs with candy and stickers for the MEGGA Hunt this … Continue reading »

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