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CITY PARKS and PROGRAMS update
On May 14, 2020, Governor Kate Brown approved Jackson County to enter into Phase 1 of the reopening process on May 15.
We’re currently adhering to the updates and guidance from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). In accordance to the Outdoor Recreation Reopening Guidance provided by OHA, the City will continue to keep playgrounds, picnic shelters/structures, splash pads, and sport courts involving contact sports (such as basketball) closed.
Click here to learn more about Phase 1 reopening guidance for the general public, employers, outdoor recreation, restaurants & bars, retail stores, and personal services providers.
Swim Lessons: We have not begun registration for summer swim lessons at Jackson Aquatics Center. The Department will promote the start of swim lesson registration via social media and at playmedford.com.
Splash Pads will not be operational during Phase 1.
Picnic Shelters: The Department is not accepting rental requests during Phase 1.
Sport Courts: Contact sports are prohibited in Phase 1. Outdoor tennis, pickleball, and (two) sand volleyball courts are open. Shared pickleball equipment is not available in parks until Phase 2.
U.S. Cellular Community Park Fields/Park Ball Fields: Sports fields cannot be rented or used for organized purposes for the time being until the Department finalizes a reopening policy and procedure that takes into account Department programming needs, contractual user needs, and specific sanitization and distancing procedures. The Department will announce when field rentals can be accepted via social media and at playmedford.com and sportsmedford.com.
Sports Leagues: Contact sports leagues cannot be operated during Phase 1. The Department is working on a plan to reintroduce non-contact sports leagues and events. When finalized, information will be announced via social media and at playmedford.com.
Walking Paths, Trails & Open Spaces within Parks remain open with social distancing and group size limits mandated by the State.