SOU Considers Future Use for Pool

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Southern Oregon University swimming pool is going away, and students are asking that it not be rebuilt. The students say it’s not a necessity. Options are being discussed on what to do from here. The McNeal Pavilion¬†is about 50 years old, and it’s starting to show its age. Students approved a … Continue reading »

Jackson Aquatic Center Open for Summer

MEDFORD, Ore. — After 54 years, the Jackson Aquatic Center is still making a splash this summer. The only public pool run by the city of Medford opened this week and hosts 11 sessions of swim lessons. The last one will wrap up at the end of August. Day two of lessons continued Tuesday¬†and parents … Continue reading »

Park Seeing Increased Crime Without Pool

MEDFORD, Ore. — Demolition has begun on the Hawthorne Park pool two years after it officially closed and 63 years after it opened. Medford resident Bill Bardakos said it was a landmark. “I’ve been here for 8-9 years and I remember bringing my daughter down here, going swimming and I saw the tractors here and … Continue reading »