The City of Medford, Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) and Downtown Medford Association invite the community to celebrate PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. in downtown Medford.
This event will feature 13 parklets designed by ACCESS, Art du Jour, Astral Games, Auntie Carol’s Hawaiian Café, City of Medford, Downtown Medford Association, Inn at the Commons, Jackson County Library, Rogue Community College, RVTD and Southern Oregon University.
Community members will have an opportunity to explore the parklets and experience the different ways you can create park-like areas to promote social exchange and creative thinking.
“Our hope is to help people reimagine how we use public space and explore new ways of interacting with our city,” says Edem Gomez, Transportation Demand Management Planner at RVTD.
This event celebrates International PARK(ing) Day, which started in 2005 with a single space in San Francisco. Since then, PARK(ing) Day projects in other cities have included everything from a giant chessboard, to a Lego city, to a mini driving range.
“Jackson County Library Services is very excited to partner with Astral Games and Southern Oregon Geocaching to create our parklet, “Learn, Discover, Play!” We are showcasing some fun ways people of all ages can learn, discover, and play together in our community, which is what Medford PARK(ing) Day is all about.” - Kyna Moser from Jackson County Library Services.
A number of prizes are being offered at this event. Participants who visit all 10 parklets and get their Park(ing) Day Passport stamped will be entered to win one of several prizes including a $100 Cycle Sport Gift Card. Participants will also have a chance to vote for their favorite Parklet.
For more information please visit www.ci.medford.or.us/MedfordParkingDay