The City of Springfield provides a leaf pickup service to residents within city limits to help prevent flooding, protect water quality and keep our neighborhood streets safe for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Lined throughout Downtown Springfield are about 100 street lights that harken back to a time gone by. While they have a retro feel, they’re actually using advanced technologies. We purchased the decorative light fixtures from the City of San Diego for $85 each then renovated them for LED lighting. The LED light source allows for lower [...]
Many may notice redevelopment budding in Glenwood. This didn’t happen overnight and it’s not happenstance. The Glenwood area of Springfield made headlines in 2018 as a major project was completed and a new land purchase marked a significant milestone in advancing the community’s vision for Glenwood. In May 2018, work on the New Franklin Boulevard [...]