Dorris Ranch

A popular place for weddings and celebrations! Dorris Ranch is a national historic site, a living history farm and a public park complete with walking trails and natural areas. Dorris Ranch also serves as the western access point of the paved, 4-mile long Middle Fork Path, which runs to Clearwater Park. The park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Rentals can be made one year in advance. 


Tomseth House

The quaint setting makes the Tomseth House the ideal place to hold events from weddings to business meetings. The main rooms can accommodate up to 35 people in the lovely atmosphere of this renovated turn-of-the-century home. The Tomseth House is equipped with accessories to make any event a success. A kitchen with oven, microwave, four-burner range, freezer, and refrigerator make it easy to handle food preparation.

The exterior is as inviting as the interior, with the front porch overlooking 250 acres of filbert orchards and a nature preserve. You won’t believe that you're only two miles from the center of Springfield!

Capacity: 35 indoor, an additional 100 outdoor 
Features: Historic features, kitchen, restroom 

Dorris Ranch Barn

Surrounded by open pastures and filbert orchard groves, the Dorris Ranch Barn is part of a historic farm right inside the city! The rustic setting and spacious natural grounds make the Dorris Ranch Barn perfect for family celebrations or business gatherings. The renovated 1892 barn retains all the charm of its historic origins while providing modern conveniences such as electrical outlets, water, benches, and tables.

Capacity: 40 indoor, an additional 300 outside 
Features: Rustic setting, electricity, water


Rental In-district Out-of-district 
12-hour Dorris Ranch Package: The Barn, Meadow, and Tomseth House $2,500  $3,100 
The Barn at Dorris Ranch $250/hour  $310/hour 
Tomseth House at Dorris Ranch  $150/hour  $180/hour 

Looking for rentals at other parks? Head over to the Parks page.
Looking for more information about the park and the programs we run there? Head over to the Dorris Ranch park page.
Looking for the Living History program for youth? Head to the Living History page.

What does in-district/out-of-district mean? People who live or own property within Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s boundaries support Willamalane with their tax dollars, and so they enjoy lower program costs. If you live in-district, you'll pay the ID cost; if you live out-of-district, you'll pay the OD cost. Not sure if you're in-district? Check the district map here.

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