Prescott Park is accessed from Roxy Ann Drive, off of Hillcrest Road. The park totals 1740 acres and consists of 200 acres purchased by the Lions Club and donated to the City in 1930 and 1500 acres purchased by the City via the Federal Lands to Parks Act in 1931. It is believed that the additional 40 acre parcel was purchased from a private party but records are unclear.
The Name: Constable George J. Prescott was a member of the Lions Club and a big supporter of park development. He was shot in the line of duty and in 1937 Mayor Furnas dedicated the park as "Prescott Park." Mr. Prescott is interred at the I.O.O.F./Eastwood Cemetery in Medford; an historic location with views of the park, also managed by the City of Medford.
In 2007 the City of Medford began holding public meetings in order to update the master plan for the facility. The document was approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission in April 2008 and went before City Council for approval in early 2009. These documents assist the department in management and development of sites.
At this location you will find several nature trails and look out points. This park is closed in rainy season and dry season. If the bottom gate is locked to vehicles you can still walk/hike into the park. Camping is not allowed.
The Prescott Park printable brochure offers more information about the site and trail system