Willamalane Park

Address: 1276 G St.
Hours: 6 a.m.–10 p.m.

As one of the district’s first parks, Willamalane Park is steeped in history and filled with special amenities. This park features basketball courts, tennis courts, a playground, a skate park, shady open space, Shana's Trail, and the Veterans Plaza. It is also the home of Willamalane Park Swim Center, an indoor community pool and fitness facility. A large hummingbird mural on the side of Willamalane Park Swim Center commemorates Willamalane’s 75th anniversary of service to Springfield.

Willamalane Park Master Plan

Willamalane is developing a new master plan for Willamalane Park and has recently closed the public input period on the three concepts that were available for review. Staff are developing a final concept that will form the basis for the master plan. Please check back for further information as the process reaches its conclusion.

View the presentation and concepts here. Español

Click each concept to enlarge:
Willamalane Park Concept 1   Willamalane Park Concept 2   Willamalane Park Concept 3

Park Amenities:
  • 14 acres 
  • Basketball court
  • Drinking fountain
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Open play area
  • Parking
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Skatepark 
  • Softball/baseball field
  • Tennis court
Download a high-resolution pdf of this map

Shana's Trail
An 800-meter (half-mile) running trail opened at Willamalane Park in 2021. The trail was made possible, in part, by a family foundation grant from the Shana Thomas Barr Memorial Fund. 

Starting at the parking lot at the east end of Willamalane Park Swim Center, Shana’s Trail forms a loop along Mohawk Blvd., I Street, Silke Field, and the swale behind the pool. Shana’s Trail is composed of the same specially applied aggregate and bark that makes Pre’s Trail a popular destination for runners. 

This project received financial or in-kind contributions from McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, the Wildish Companies, Rexius Forest Products, Willamalane, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, SUB, the City of Springfield, and the Springfield School District. The Springfield Rotary Club made this their 2021 signature project. The project also used carry-over contributions from the Springfield Educational Foundation, which has served as a conduit for Shana’s memorial funds that were first established in 2010.

Willamalane Mural
In celebration of Willamalane’s 75th year of service to the community, the district recruited local muralist Bayne Gardner to create a unique piece of art that symbolized the partnership of Willamalane and the amazing people of Springfield. 

On September 29, 2019, Willamalane unveiled the mural and opened up the bottom section of the mural for anyone and everyone to make their mark. This way, the mural would serve as a beautiful piece of art and a time capsule that everyone in Springfield can revisit for years to come.

PacificSource Health Plans and the Springfield Arts Commission helped to fund this 100 x 35-foot mural.

The outdoor skatepark at Willamalane Park is a great gathering place where skaters can practice their sport and gather with their peers at no cost. People on skateboards, bicycles, and scooters can use the skatepark.

This skatepark features chunky, abrupt shapes with definite corners. This "street-style" skatepark looks more like the real world, with stairs, a "picnic table" and a fire hydrant.  A skatepark dedication ceremony was held on April 30, 2003. The event featured a special guest appearance by famed skateboarder and skatepark donor Tony Hawk.

Veterans Plaza
The Springfield Vietnam Veterans Memorial was constructed at Willamalane Park in 1968 in collaboration between Willamalane and the City of Springfield.

It originally featured a plaque mounted to a masonry rock wall listing names of Springfield service members who had lost their lives during the conflict. The memorial also included a decommissioned artillery piece, flagpole, and ornamental landscaping. 

The memorial was updated in 2016, in partnership with the City of Springfield, to create a grander plaza and improve accessibility, as envisioned by Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Veterans for Peace. The updated Vietnam Veterans Memorial includes a large granite monument engraved with an artistic rendering of a combat soldier on one side and a complete list of Springfield military veterans who gave their lives on the other.  

The women's memorial, installed in 2017, is a powerful and emotionally evocative bronze sculpture, "The Lionesses." The three lionesses represent women veterans of the past, present, and future. The design of the sculpture was developed by the Springfield Women’s Veterans Committee, which received input from veterans groups around the nation.

The plaza is surrounded with a garden of "Rosie" rose bushes, which was planted in 2018 by the American Rosie the Riveter Association in honor of the women who made history on the Home Front during World War II.

Willamalane Park Swim Center
Willamalane Park Swim Center is the most popular competitive pool in the region. It has an eight-lane, 25-yard lap pool and diving boards. There is also a wheelchair-accessible, warm-water play/exercise pool. Enjoy the water slide, adult spa, easy-access, deep-water pool, and community rooms.
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