The Liberty Park District Neighborhood Plan was developed in 2001 and adopted by both the Planning Commission and the City Council in 2002. Since that time, the Liberty Park neighborhood council and Neighborhood Resources staff have partnered with other agencies and organizations to implement the plan. Activities completed include the placement of new street lights and the pruning of hazardous trees throughout the neighborhood. This has helped with crime prevention and safety. New sidewalks have been put in to replace deteriorating sidewalks on Beatty Street between Edwards and Central. There have been more than 20 trees planted on Maple and Pine Streets as part of a Neighborhood Street Tree Partnership.
The Living OnTrack partnership between OnTrack and Living Opportunities has developed 15 units of new affordable housing on Beatty Street. The project, known as Lithia Place, provides permanent housing for developmentally disabled residents. Kids Unlimited moved into the neighborhood and acquired the bowling alley on the corner of Edwards and Riverside. They have completely renovated it into a state of the art basketball gymnasium, dance studio and after school facility. The Maslow Project, a drop in center partnership between Kids Unlimited and Medford School District 549c is located in the facility providing services and opportunities for homeless youth.
The Liberty Park Neighborhood's highest priority is the establishment of a neighborhood park. It looks like that will become a reality. The land being donated for the park by Lithia Motors is located on the corner of Maple and Bartlett.
Liberty Park Action Plan