Springfield Mill Race Stormwater Facility Project

The Mill Race Stormwater Facility Project is under construction and will include a stormwater facility, a trailhead at Booth Kelly, and completion of a portion of the Mill Race Path. The City of Springfield has long recognized the importance of its historic Mill Race for residents and visitors alike. This project will support the area’s restored ecosystem, and help further connect community members and visitors to an important historic asset.

Project Overview

This effort consists of design and construction of a stormwater facility, trailhead, and an asphalt concrete path. Major project components include the stormwater facility, wet detention pond, swale, bridge, keystone wall, asphalt concrete path, access road, restroom, trailhead and trailhead amenities (including kiosk, bench, picnic tables, and other site furnishings), signage, plantings, and utilities installation (including sanitary sewer, potable water, irrigation, electrical, communications, security cameras, illumination, rain garden, stormwater, and electrical conduit for future path lighting). The City is partnering with Willamalane to enable concurrent construction of the trailhead and multi-use path through the site. SUB is coordinating installation of a water line prior to the construction of the multi-use path.



Contact Senior Planner Molly Markarian at mmarkarian@springfield-or.gov

Mill Race Restoration Background

The Mill Race Stormwater Facility, Booth Kelly Trailhead, and the first phase of the Mill Race Path is part of the larger Mill Race Restoration effort that includes the completed Clearwater Park and Mill Race Pond. The restoration effort seeks abundant clean water, distinct urban and rural landscapes, access for fishing and canoeing, historic and interpretive opportunities, economic revitalization, preservation of natural areas, and protection of groundwater resources.