Address: 1276 G St.
Willamalane's first park features basketball courts, tennis courts, a new playground and shady open space, and is the site of three premiere attractions: Willamalane Park Swim Center, the Veterans Plaza and the skatepark.
- 14 acres
- Basketball court
- Drinking fountain
- Horseshoe pits
- Open play area
- Picnic tables
- Softball/baseball field
- Tennis court
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The outdoor skatepark at Willamalane Park is a place where area youth can have an appropriate place to 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.
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.