City considering new plans for an event center, aquatic center in Medford

Medford, Ore — Since the pool at Hawthorne Park closed in 2011 Medford has had only one public pool.

A City meeting Thursday night could be the beginning of a plan to change that.

Currently, the Jackson Aquatic Center is the only public pool open during summer months.

So the city asked city councilors about the feasibility of a new aquatic center .

They’ll also discuss whether any plans could be combined with a new event center, also something the city has looked into.

In 2015 a study found Medford likely couldn’t sustain a full convention center, but a smaller scale version is still a possibility.

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