is a great place to live, work, and play. It is bordered north and south
by the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, great spots for whitewater rafting,
fishing, and other recreational opportunities. Springfield is an easy
drive to either the Pacific Ocean beaches or year-round mountain recreation
more than 57,000 citizens, natural and cultural assets inspire both varied
lifestyles and a high quality of life. The City of Springfield offers
several informational tours to the public,
geared toward a variety of age groups.
The Springfield community has rich cultural assets like the Springfield
Museum and Historic Interpretive Center, Washburne Historic District,
Springfield Railroad Depot, Oregon Trail Mural, and Dorris Ranch Living
History Farm. Springfield's Arts Commission fosters an emerging arts community,
the innovative Terra Nova Theater, public arts programs, 12 Art Alley
murals, and public art and sculpture. The award winning Willamalane Park
and Recreation District provides high quality recreational programs including
the first indoor wave pool in the west. Springfield has an excellent school
system for grades Kindergarten-12 not only winning numerous teaching awards
but also by providing a broad range of extracurricular activities. The
community is very health conscious combining its nationally top-rated
Emergency Medical Services with McKenzie-Willamette Hospital's superior
health care facilities, services, birthing center, and preventive health
care and outreach programs.
this justifies the community's interest in keeping and enhancing this
high quality of life through its local government. The City of Springfield
builds on this spirit with a "Can Do" attitude. There's a no-nonsense,
pragmatic, accessible approach to local government, providing basic services
at a reasonable cost.
Practical, hard-working, independent people drive Springfield's economy.
A strong work ethic is the spirit and core of this community. We enjoy
a good local business climate and the community's key role and strategic
location in Oregon's second largest metropolitan area of 225,000 people.
Springfield has an excellent spirit of community cooperation with both
the existing firms and new industries that have located on a variety of
high-quality industrial sites with assistance from the Springfield Chamber
of Commerce and other local organizations. Springfield has convenient
access to both Interstate-5 and the expanded Eugene Airport as well as
excellent rail, air, and truck freight service. Springfield's local utility
rates are among the lowest in the nation thanks to the Springfield Utility
Board and Rainbow Water District. The area has sewer capacity in regional
wastewater treatment facilities to meet demand expected through the year
There's also easy access to nearby world-class educational resources at
the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and nationally ranked
Lane Community College.
Springfield's economy is poised to grow thoughtfully and efficiently to
meet the community's needs and values.