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Parks Uncorked

PARKS UNCORKED 2019, Friday June 7th at the Santo Center, Medford (NEW LOCATION) – 6:00pm to 9:00pm.



Individual Tasting & Meal Ticket = $50 per person

  • Tastings of wine and food
  • Event meal included

Reserved Table for 10 = $500

  • Reserved table with ten chairs and wine provided at your table
  • Tastings of wine and food
  • Event meal included
  • Name listed in the event program

Presenting and Lead Sponsor $750 – $2500 Opportunities Available (but go quick!)


Learn what special event recognitions and further year round benefits your company can receive by being a lead sponsor of this year’s event. Click here to download this year’s sponsorship giving levels proposal booklet.  Then call 541-774-2409 to get involved. Sponsorship donations can be tax deductible.

Promote your Business or Service to over 300 Participants by Donating an Auction item:

Showcase your business’s product or service and get fantastic exposure by donating an item, gift certificate or other to this years event.  Donations can be just about anything big or small.  Want to donate?  Simply click here to download the auction item form, then call 541-774-2409 to arrange pick up or delivery of your item.  All donated items are tax deductible if applicable.

Annual Parks Uncorked Fundraising Event:

The Medford Parks & Recreation Foundation and Medford Rogue Rotary Club are proud to host a worthy event for its upcoming ninth edition. Parks Uncorked will provide an evening of wine tasting, food and music in an effort to raise funds and awareness of the Medford Parks & Recreation Foundation as well as the Medford Rogue Rotary Club. Funds raised for this event will be used to provide scholarships for youth who wish to participate in Parks & Recreation programming as well as academic scholarships offered by Medford Rogue Rotary.

The 2019 event will feature; local wineries from the Bear Creek Wine Trail with tasting from their selected inventories, catered hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and both an oral and a silent auction.

About Parks Uncorked:

The Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c) (3), was established in 2005. The Foundation was looking to create a signature event that would raise awareness and funds for the organization and the Play Every Day Scholarship Fund.

Parks Uncorked was developed by Shelyea Erlan and Brian Sjothun. Event planning began in November 2007 and the first ever Parks Uncorked took place in March 2008. This event featured just three wineries with approximately 60 people in attendance. Held at the Carnegie Building and sponsored by ORW Architecture and Premier West Bank, the 2008 event raised $1,085.

In 2009, the event was moved to the Santo Community Center and in 2013 U.S. Cellular Community Park became the venue. The event was previously held in late October, however many of the wineries requested a move to the spring or early summer in order to avoid the harvest/crush season that takes place in the fall. The Foundation Board made a decision to not host an event in 2012 and move future events to either late spring or early summer.

The 2018 event raised $23, 688! Since the inception of the event, Parks Uncorked has provided $197,000 to both Medford Rogue Rotary youth programs and the Play Every Day Scholarship Fund, providing over 1,600 children with recreational opportunities offered by the Parks & Recreation.