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Storm Drain Murals Brighten Up Downtown Springfield

Storm Drain Murals Brighten Up Downtown Springfield Downtown Springfield is home to sixteen unique storm drain murals painted over the past three years, and five new murals will be installed August 23 and 24, 2019 at the Booth-Kelly trailhead of the Mill Race path. Local artists create designs with a visual message about keeping our waterways clean, and paint the murals on the ground using specialized street paints. The purpose of the City of Springfield’s [...]

June 10, 2019|

Accessory Dwelling Units in Springfield

Do you know what an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is? It’s a fancy name for a house on a piece of land that also has a main, larger house. An ADU is a great way to live close to older family members, so they may age in an independent home near loved ones. ADUs can also be valuable sources of income, where a property owner could live in either the main or accessory dwelling while [...]

April 9, 2019|

Public Art in Springfield

Walking through Downtown Springfield, you’ll notice it has become a lot more colorful in the last five years. It’s due in part to the City Manager’s Office Community Art Program which spearheaded a 5-year public art plan that includes notable downtown pieces like The Official Simpsons Mural (a two-time winner of the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor) and the Ken Kesey Mural. The program also established public art pieces throughout the community such as the [...]

December 10, 2018|

Bicycle Friendly City

Did you know Springfield is a Bicycle Friendly Community? We sure are. The League of American Bicyclists recognized the Springfield community for its improvements and support of bicycle transportation. Springfield City Hall was also recognized by Travel Oregon as a Bike Friendly Business. Springfield’s road and path system, including the Mill Race Path and Thurston Hills mountain bike trails, attracts bicyclists each year, providing economic health, transportation, tourism, and scenic benefits. To improve safety and [...]

December 10, 2018|
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