Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

In trying times, we always lean on our mission as our guiding star: “Deliver exceptional parks and recreation to enrich the lives of everyone we serve.”

It’s with heavy hearts that we have decided to shut our doors until further notice. But while our facilities may be closed, the exceptional parks and recreation that we have sworn to deliver will not be suspended.

Our parks team will still be maintaining beautiful parks that we hope you’ll explore safely. And, our recreation team is innovating new ways to deliver recreation programming virtually, including youth activities, fitness classes, and everything in between.

We refuse to accept that social distancing means social isolation. Please stay tuned on Willamalane’s social media feeds and website, where we’ll continue delivering exceptional recreation opportunities to keep our community healthy, active, and connected.

Closure information:
Governor Brown's Executive Order No. 20-12 states, "I order the immediate closure of all pools, skate parks, outdoor sports courts, and playground equipment areas." Here's what Willamalane has closed as a result:

  • All play structures and equipment.
  • The skate park at Willamalane Park.
  • Sports courts, such as those for basketball, tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball.
  • Athletic fields, such as those for baseball, softball, soccer, and football. 
  • Picnic shelters.
  • Park restrooms.
  • Disc golf courses. 
  • Dog parks.
  • Bob Keefer Center.
  • Both pools, Willamalane Park Swim Center and Splash! at Lively Park.
  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center.
  • Camp Putt.
  • All recreation programs and special events are canceled until further notice.

Refunds or credits will be issued to patrons to have already paid for canceled programs. If this applies to you, Willamalane staff will be in touch over the next week.

Pink egg with yellow jagged stripesThe tentative registration date for summer programs and activities, including summer camps, is Wednesday, May 13. This date is subject to change, so we will keep this page updated with the latest information.

Willamalane has partnered with Senior & Disability Services to transition our usual Senior Meals lunch to a “to-go” pick up instead of a sit-down meal. Participants can arrive at the parking lot from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. from Monday–Friday to pick up their lunch. The program is offered to people ages 60+; lunch is free with a suggested donation of $3.

Here are few tips for social distancing outside:

  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
  • Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
  • Note that trail and park users may find public restrooms closed — be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.
  • Bring water or drinks — public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used, even if operable.
  • Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers

Other Alerts

Thurston Hills Natural Area: The mountain bike trails are currently closed for the rainy season.

See the latest news stories here.

Page last updated on 3/30/2020, 8:30 a.m.
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