Medford is the largest city in Southern Oregon and a regional provider of park and recreation services. Rapid population growth has increased the demand for parks, recreation facilities, and programs community wide, and the City has developed a new plan to address meeting existing financial challenges while expanding recreation opportunities and maintaining existing resources.
As Medford continues to grow and the City looks to the future, this plan will address community needs and provide new direction for the development of parks and leisure services for the next twenty-five years. The City has an excellent foundation for a thriving park system and the potential to provide comprehensive recreation programming for the entire community. However, to provide a higher level of service to residents, this plan supports both improvements to the existing system and early acquisition of new park land while the opportunity exists to do so.