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 »

Willamalane Hosts Spring Break Camps

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Just because local kids are out of school this week doesn’t mean they’re just sitting at home with nothing to do. Dozens of kids enrolled in Willamalane‘s Spring Break Camp set in a make-believe theme park. Each day this week, they’ll get a chance to explore different areas of the parks with … Continue reading »

Willamalane Purchases 175 Acres

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Willamalane is wasting no time using the $20 million approved by voters last November. First thing on the list: a new park with a massive trail system. One of Willamalane’s first purchases with those new bond dollars was this 175-acre plot of land in the Thurston Hills ridgeline–land they plan to add … Continue reading »

Springfield Superintendent Pulls Prank

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Superintendent of Public Schools Nancy Golden spent weeks planning a little prank. Wednesday, she was to square off with Willamalane Superintendent Bob Keefer in a rock climbing challenge. But here’s what really happened. Just before Nancy was set to start the climb up the wall, she ran to the bathroom. Out … Continue reading »

Willamalane Hosts Oscars Watch Party

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local movie fans got a chance to get dressed up and walk the red carpet Sunday. Willamalane teamed up with KEZI 9 News to host an Academy Awards watch party that brought Hollywood glitz and the VIP treatment to Oregon. Attendees walked the red carpet, signed autographs and even ran into the … Continue reading »

Willamalane Hosting Oscar Party

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Willamalane is creating its own red carpet experience at its Oscar watch party this weekend. The party will take place at the Adult Activity Center in Springfield; starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Attendees can walk the red carpet and dressing up is encouraged. Attendees can also fill out their Oscar ballots … Continue reading »

Willamalane Bond Looks to Future

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — This election year, Springfield voters have made parks and recreation a priority. The Willamalane Bond Measure passed Tuesday night with about 53 percent of the votes. “I would just like to say thank you to our community. Thank you to their support of Willamalane and looking to the future,” said Bob Keefer, … Continue reading »

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