Willamalane Park

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

As the district’s first park, 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, and the Veterans Plaza. It is also the home of Willamalane Park Swim Center, a destination for swimmers and fitness enthusiasts. A large hummingbird mural on the side of Willamalane Park Swim Center commemorates Willamalane’s 75th anniversary of service to Springfield.

Master Plan Coming Soon
Willamalane is building a master plan for this park. 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.

Please check back soon for more information.


Shana's Trail at Willamalane Park

A new 800-meter (half-mile) running trail is coming to Willamalane Park, 1276 G St. in Springfield. The trail is being 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 will form a loop along Mohawk Blvd., I Street, Silke Field, and the swale behind the pool. Shana’s Trail will be composed of the same specially applied aggregate and bark that makes Pre’s Trail a popular destination for runners. 

This project has had 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 uses carry-over contributions from the Springfield Educational Foundation, which has served as a conduit for Shana’s memorial funds that were first established 11 years ago.

Construction is underway. Community members should stay mindful of signs and fences at Willamalane Park during construction. If you have any further questions about this project please contact project manager Simon Daws: simond@willamalane.org.


Park Amenities:
  • 14 acres 
  • Basketball court
  • Drinking fountain
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Open play area
  • Parking
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Skatepark 
  • Softball/baseball field
  • Tennis court
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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.


Skatepark
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 solider 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, who 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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