parks

Coloring contest draws attention and contenders

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Medford Parks and Recreation is doing what it can to keep people active and connected during the governor’s stay-at-home orders. A coloring contest for kids ages 3-12 with prizes is in its fourth week and drawing more contenders. Winners …

State-operated parks will shut down in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. – Day-use areas and campsites operated by Oregon State Parks will be shut down Monday. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said, in accordance with guidance by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Park System will close at the end …

White City Parks & Rec. Dept. going to ballot

WHITE CITY, Ore. — White City may soon be getting its own Parks and Recreation Department. Jackson County Commissioners voted to put the proposal on the May ballot this week. Parks are currently maintained by a community group, but the group says …

City of Medford plans parks improvements

MEDFORD, Ore. — The city of Medford is planning some safety improvements for local parks. The city’s considering multiple upgrades and replacements for two popular parks, Bear Creek and Fichtner-Mainwaring. Some of the improvements include lighting, pathway repairs and the installation of …

98-year-old WWII Navy veteran laid to rest

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A Rogue Valley veteran from our greatest generation was laid to rest Friday afternoon. You may have gotten to know Geraldine “Ruth” Parks in early November, when the 98-year-old was featured in NBC5’s Honor Flight series. A memorial …

Part 6: The Southern Oregon Honor Flight

Washington, DC –  As we observe Veterans Day, we’re wrapping-up our special series on Honor Flight of Oregon. 25 veterans from southern Oregon went to Washington, DC in September. Over three days they traveled across the country and back again, seeing more …