Shana's Trail at Willamalane Park
A new 800-meter (half-mile) running trail is coming to Willamalane Park, 1276 G St. in Springfield. The trail is being made possible, in part, by a family foundation grant from the Shana Thomas Barr Memorial Fund.
Starting at the parking lot at the east end of Willamalane Park Swim Center, Shana’s Trail will form a loop along Mohawk Blvd., I Street, Silke Field, and the swale behind the pool. Shana’s Trail will be composed of the same specially applied aggregate and bark that makes Pre’s Trail a popular destination for runners.
This project has had financial or in-kind contributions from McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, the Wildish Companies, Rexius Forest Products, Willamalane, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, SUB, the City of Springfield, and the Springfield School District. The Springfield Rotary Club made this their 2021 signature project. The project also uses carry-over contributions from the Springfield Educational Foundation, which has served as a conduit for Shana’s memorial funds that were first established 11 years ago.
Construction is underway. Community members should stay mindful of signs and fences at Willamalane Park during construction.
Georgia Pacific Master Plan
Learn more about current amenities and future visions:
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Previous drafts of the Georgia Pacific vision:
In the fall of 2020, Willamalane received input from the Springfield community regarding the proposed design of a new neighborhood park at the Pierce property. The response to the park survey and public meeting was excellent, and we have tried to incorporate as many of the suggestions as possible into the park design.
Willamalane has recently submitted several land use applications to the City of Springfield for approval of the park. The current plan is to begin construction in the late spring of 2022, pending approval of the land use applications.
Learn more and see concept images.
Dorris Ranch Master Plan Revision
Revisions to the 2008 Dorris Ranch Master Plan are now complete. The Willamalane Board of Directors unanimously voted to adopt these revisions into the plans for this park in their December 2019 board meeting. Background on the revision process along with the approved revisions for (1) the design of the front entrance area, (2) the newly acquired acreage, (3) the trail system, and (4) natural resource areas can be found in the links below. If you have any further questions about this project please contact project manager Kristina Koenig Boe: Kristinak@willamalane.org.
View the 2019 Dorris Ranch Master Plan Revision »
Final Concepts and Trail Plan
1. Front Entrance Concepts
2. New Property Concepts
3. Trail & Wayfinding Plan
View the 2012 Comprehensive Plan here.
View the Comprehensive Plan appendices here.