Medford will reopen city park playgrounds and splash pads

Cities in southern Oregon are reopening parks, playgrounds, and skate parks this week.

Posted: Jun 12, 2020 11:43 AM
Updated: Jun 12, 2020 11:44 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — The City of Medford announced on Friday that it will reopen public park playgrounds and splash pads this weekend, though the Jackson pool will remain closed for the summer.

"Playground, splash pad and picnic pavilion users are responsible for accepting risks associated with facility use and must maintain six-foot physical distancing, and are advised to thoroughly wash hands after use," the City said in a statement. "Customized signage displaying terms and conditions and other state guidelines will be posted at each of the recreation sites."

The Jackson Aquatic Center, however, will remain closed for the years because of "significant capacity limitations" and the number of changes that would be necessary to meet Oregon Health Authority guidelines. It was originally scheduled to be open from June 8 through August 30.

“This was not an easy decision especially because of the importance of swim lessons and aquatics safety in an area with considerable numbers of lakes, streams and rivers.” Department director Rich Rosenthal said. “The amount of resources needed to ensure public health and safety at this time greatly inhibits our ability to provide affordable swim lessons and recreational opportunities to the widest possible number of citizens.”

The City of Central Point announced earlier this week that all park playgrounds are now open, with guidance to maintain social distancing, and for families to bring water and hand sanitizer.

The skate park in Grants Pass has also been reopened effective Friday under Phase II reopening guidelines, the City announced.

“After speaking with the OHA, our insurance provider and other industry professionals” the skate park will reopen under specific requirements, said Parks Superintendent Wendy Giordano. There are social distancing, sanitation, and gathering restrictions there as well, indicated by new signage.

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