recreation

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 …

City of Medford floats another pool proposal

MEDFORD, Ore. – During a meeting Thursday, the Medford City Council discussed a potential new aquatics center. And by the sounds of it, it would be a major project. Currently, Jackson Pool is the city’s only public pool. Their new plans include …

Woman drowns in the Rogue River

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A woman died after a boating accident in the Rogue River. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said on May 28, 47-year-old Sharlene Wright was rafting on the Rogue River above Baker Park in Grants Pass. At about 5:30 …

Ashland ice rink set to open Nov. 19

Ashland, Ore. – The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink is scheduled to open on November 16, 2016. The outdoor rink is located at 95 Winburn Way in Ashland, across from the Lithia Park playground. A ‘First Frost’ celebration will be taking place …

Toxic algae detected in Upper Klamath Lake

Klamath County, Ore. — If you’re looking to take a dip this weekend, you may want to think twice about jumping into Howard Bay in Upper Klamath Lake. The Oregon Health Authority says water monitoring confirmed toxic blue-green algae is in the …