Willamalane is building a master plan for this natural area. This involves research, discussions, and public outreach to help inform the best possible 20-year vision for this property. Once complete, the master plan will be used as a tool to help Willamalane prioritize future efforts and funds within the natural area boundary.
You can review more information about the Georgia Pacific Natural Area current amenities and future visions in the links below.
We'd love to hear from you!
Para preguntas o servicio en español por favor llama Adam Martell (541) 214-4729.
Join us for a virtual public meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, from 6–7 p.m. This is a great place to ask questions and give feedback. The meeting will be in English. Join the meeting on Microsoft Teams.
Take the survey
Whether or not you attend the meeting, please look at the master plan proposals and take the survey to tell us about the amenities you'd like to see.
About the Park
Hours: 6 a.m.–10 p.m.
Georgia Pacific Natural Area is 120 acres of minimally developed land that is co-owned by Willamalane Park and Recreation District, Springfield Utility Board (SUB), and the City of Springfield. Located along the Willamette River, it sits just west of Clearwater Park and south of the Jasper Road Trailhead. The natural area is accessible through the Middle Fork and Mill Race Paths.
Some other features of the area include:
- 1.3 linear miles of riverfront along the Middle Fork Willamette River
- Soft surface trails
- Multi-use paths
- Georgia Pacific Pond
- Home to sensitive species such as Western Pond Turtles
- Floodplains and Wetlands
- Temporary equestrian access on the property