For some time, the future of Glenwood, particularly the vacant land along the riverfront, has been a hot development topic in Springfield. Most recently a proposal has surfaced to construct an indoor track facility, one that would apparently complement the reconstructed Hayward Field and offer to make “Track Town USA” the home for both world class outdoor and indoor events.
On February 20, Board members of the Springfield Community Development Corporation, Kari Westlund of Travel Lane County and Greg James of the Willamalane Park and Recreation District will discuss a proposal for an indoor track facility in Glenwood. The facility would feature an indoor 200-meter banked hydraulic track that would accommodate indoor track meets as well as serve as a training facility.
The track could be flattened to provide space for volleyball, gymnastics, martial arts, basketball, weightlifting and other indoor sports and community gathering and event space.
The Springfield Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization created to determine an owner/operator model for, and raise funds to construct, the structure.