Jackson Aquatic Center closes with free open swim celebration

MEDFORD, Ore. – After over six decades, Medford Parks and Recreation officially bid farewell to the Jackson Aquatic Center.

For a last hurrah, hundreds of community members visited the pool on Saturday for a free open swim celebration.

There was food, games, prizes, and a dj!

It was last time the pool would be open to the public as the city is now in the early planning stages of replacing the pool with a large splash pad.

And to make the memory extra special, they ended the day with a huge group picture of everyone in the pool.

A new public pool will be available in Medford with the opening of the new Rogue X center in 2024.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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