A Community Rec Center in Action: Willamalane Does It Right


Kids got moving during a “Zumba for Kids” class

Rock climbing, roller derby, zumba, basketball, ping pong, yoga, and puppy obedience training, all one building? It sounds crazy, but this is just another night at Willamalane Park District in Springfield, OR.

This week, Willamalane opened their doors and hosted the Live Fit Expo. The event served as an open house, and it gave people a chance to come in and see just how much they have to offer. As we walked around the building, we were blown away by how much activity was all happening under one roof. Kids and adults were playing basketball, volleyball, and ping pong, a roller derby team was practicing smashing into each other, the fitness center was buzzing, kids were dangling from a rock wall, and Zumba classes were booming. When I asked the folks who worked in the center if this was an unusually busy night, their reply was, “Nope, this is pretty standard.” Awesome.

Rec centers like Willamalane are havens for community wellness. You can find all sorts of ways to get active, and thanks to the variety of fitness options, you’ll never have to worry about getting bored. If you’re looking for a place to get fit, or involved in your community, check out your local park and rec center. Their goal is to offer resources to make a happier, healthier community, and it’s up to us to utilize those resources.

Kudos to our pals at Willamalane, and special thanks to Springfield Schools for inviting us to the Live Fit Expo, we had a blast! Check out a few snap shots from the event.

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  1. Janice Flahiff

     /  March 22, 2013

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