Updated 1/26, 3 p.m.

Pool Closure Update

We are looking forward to opening the pools again soon. As the COVID-19 Omicron surge continues in Lane County, we are extending pool closures a few more days due to staff shortages. Here’s the plan:
  • Willamalane Park Swim Center opens Monday, Jan. 31. 
  • Splash! opens Sunday, Jan. 30.
In the meantime, we need your help! If you or someone you know is looking for a great part-time job that makes a difference in your community, please sign up for the next group interview and hiring event. Sign up here.

Facility Alerts

Willamalane Park Swim Center
Willamalane Park Swim Center will have the following special hours and closures:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 30: Closed
  • Friday, Feb. 11: Closed
  • Saturday, Feb. 12: Closed
  • Saturday, Feb. 19: Closed
  • Monday, Feb. 21: Closed
Splash! at Lively Park
Splash! at Lively Park will have the following special hours and closures:
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26-Saturday, Jan. 29: Closed
Bob Keefer Center
Bob Keefer Center will have the following court closures:
  • Saturday, Jan. 29-Sunday, Jan. 30: Both courts closed
  • Saturday, Feb. 5-Sunday, Feb. 6: Both courts closed
  • Saturday, Feb. 12: Both courts closed
  • Saturday, Feb. 19-Monday, Feb. 21: Both courts closed
  • Saturday, Feb. 26-Sunday, Feb. 27: Both courts closed
  • Saturday, March 12-Sunday, March 13: Both courts closed
  • Sunday, March 27: Both courts closed
Camp Putt
Camp Putt is closed for the season.

Park Alerts

Dorris Ranch Orchard Replacement Project
A majority of the mature filbert trees at Dorris Ranch are a variety that is highly susceptible to Eastern Filbert Blight, which has gradually infected most of the trees originally planted by the Dorris family. 

Willamalane is in the process of replacing the original trees with several blight-resistant varieties that will keep the orchards operating for decades to come. This winter, we are replacing 19-acres of filbert trees at Dorris Ranch. This is the second phase of the orchard replacement project; additional phases are planned over several years. 

Here’s what replacement will look like:
  • The blight-infected trees will be removed by grinding and mulching them in place by using heavy, noisy, and potentially dangerous machinery. No unauthorized staff or community members will be permitted in the work area. 
  • During the closure, we will post notice signs to clearly mark the project area and dates of the closure, which is anticipated to last for two weeks. It is extremely dangerous to enter these areas.  Please be mindful of staying clear of the site while work is occurring. A private security company will be on-site to patrol the perimeter of the work area.
  • Once the trees have been removed, the orchard will open again. 
  • In early 2022 new blight-resistant trees will be planted. 
This work is currently underway. Watch closely for notice signs and further updates. Stay up-to-date on this project by subscribing to the Dorris Ranch Closure list at

Park Restrooms
Some park restrooms are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Thurston Hills Natural Area Mountain Bike Trails

Thurston Hills Natural Area mountain bike trails are closed for the rainy season effective Nov. 18. The hiking trails remain open.

Masks Required at Willamalane 

Per the
Oregon Health Authority it is mandatory to wear a mask while in any indoor public space regardless of vaccination status. 

Willamalane also strongly recommends getting a vaccine. If you are able and have not already done so, receive a COVID-19 vaccination. You can find a vaccine clinic here. Right now, this is the most impactful step you can take to protect yourself and the community.
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