New Medford event and aquatic center receives $2M in funding

MEDFORD, Ore. —A new aquatics and event center in Medford is one step closer to becoming reality.

Medford City Council approved more than $2-million in funds for the Rogue Credit Union Community Complex, during Thursday night’s meeting. It’ll be the largest building project, the city has ever taken on.

The money will go toward preparing the site for construction, starting in the spring of next year. Over the next three months, the groundwork for the 140,000 square foot facility will start.

“What the city council authorized is the earthwork that has to take place and for the first time since the project was approved several months ago, people will actually be seeing things happening on the ground here at the sports park,” said Parks & Recreation Director, Rich Rosenthal.

Plans for the facility will include, an event center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a splash pad, and more.

A groundbreaking ceremony will happen next Friday, at Howard Memorial Sports Park.

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Jenna King is the 6pm and 11pm anchor for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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