Santo Community Center
The Santo Community Center, located at 701 N Columbus Avenue, houses the offices of the City of Medford Parks and Recreation Department and serves as a hub for many programs and activities. The site is also scheduled for use by other community organizations such as Easter Seals and ACCESS Foodshare.
To inquire please contact the department and provide as much information as possible to begin the conversation. Use guidelines, policies and general rates may be found here Santo Center Policies.
Birthday Party Package - $99/2 hr
The Santo Community Center birthday party room may be available for those turning 2yr - 8yr. Held in the Santo Community Center Main Hall, a party rental includes tables and chairs for 40, a jump house, an inflatable slide or playground for younger attendees, sport toys, and floor games. Normal birthday party days are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday subject to availability. We must adhere to a 40 person maximum due to space restrictions in the birthday room.
Private Use - Fee depends on type of use
There are a variety of rooms which may be available for private use as well as a gymnasium. Programs and events are scheduled annually by the department at the facility and the gymnasium particularly is generally not available due to sport use and contracted agreements with other organizations.
Availability is determined by many factors including 1) programming needs of the center, 2) proposed use compatibility with the center and 3) staff availability.
Park Spaces and Pavilions
Reservation fees are due at the time your event is placed on the Parks and Recreation Department calendar. Reservations are to be made and fees paid in full before continuing to complete any additional permits as outlined below. Payment may be made by cash, check, money order, Visa or MasterCard. Make checks payable to City of Medford.
General Park Use -$50/3hr
Special Events - Fee depends on planned useEvents include groups expecting over 50 persons, walk/runs, those wanting to consider alcohol, amplifying sound or a public invited event. To help you have a successful event contact the department's special event staff person. They are here to help you find the right location, configure fees and guide you thru the permit and insurance processes. The Bear Creek Amphitheater and Pear Blossom Park Stage are prime examples of special event preferred locations.
Items to consider when looking for the right facility for your event include the following. You must reserve and pay all park fees prior to submitting permits.