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 »

Springfield Park Bond Passes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Willamalane’s Measure 20-199 is asking voters for $20 million to improve 10 Springfield parks. Voters decided to pass the bond, 51 percent to 49 percent. Supporters say they put a lot of thought into this issue and really stepped up efforts to get it passed, including picketing during morning and evening drive … Continue reading »

Willamalane Bond Measure Up for a Vote

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Ahead of Election Day, we’re looking at some of the ballot measure voters will decide on, such as Measure 20-199. This bond measure was two years in the making and could mean improved parks, trails, natural areas, and some say even business for the greater Springfield region. Willamalane Center and Island Park … Continue reading »

Soccer League Holds Final Game

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The local Hispanic community celebrated heritage month outdoors during the final day of a six-month soccer league tournament in Springfield on Sunday. In just two years, organizers have managed to double the league’s size and Sunday after months of games, the top two teams battled it out for a chance to call … Continue reading »

Election 2012: Willamalane Parks Bond

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — One of the issues on November’s ballot Springfield voters will decide is if they want to pay for several projects at local parks. It’s asking voters for $20 million over 20 years Willamalane gathered input from more than 2,000 community members to help it prioritize projects. One of the projects is to … Continue reading »

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