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.
Learn more about current amenities and future visions:
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