Springfield, separated from its sister city of Eugene
by the Willamette River
, is a major center for the state's forest products industry. It also is an access point to the McKenzie River
along Highway 126
, which offers Fishing
and Whitewater Rafting
amid striking scenery. Island Park on the Willamette River and Willamalane Park are popular picnic spots.
While situated in Lane County, Springfield enjoys a great local business climate and the community's key role and strategic location in Oregon's second largest metropolitan area of 225,000 people.
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 was settled by Elias and Mary Briggs and their family in 1848. In 1852, Mr. Briggs began to build the town. The town was platted in 1856 and incorporated as a city on February 25, 1885.
Springfield is part of the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon metro area.
There is also a Springfield, Colorado.