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Ribbon-Cutting Set for Olsrud Family Community Playground

Ribbon-Cutting Set for Olsrud Family Community Playground

(Medford, Dec. 10, 2018) – One of the largest custom-built playgrounds in the Pacific Northwest opens to the public in Bear Creek Park in Medford this weekend. Following 14 months of planning, design, site preparation and assembly, the eagerly anticipated grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Olsrud Family Community Playground is set for Sat., Dec. […]

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Carpenter Foundation Makes $5K Grant to Playground Project

Carpenter Foundation Makes $5K Grant to Playground Project

The is month, the Carpenter Foundation contributed a $5,000 grant toward the new Olsrud Family Community Playground at Bear Creek Park.  In the award letter, the Carpenter Foundation shared that it “appreciated the opportunity to meeting with Al Densmore and Rich Rosenthal (regarding the project)…which led to the Trustees awarding this sum to the Medford Parks and Recreation […]

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Medford Rogue Rotary Club Raises Over $32K for Olsrud Playground Project

Medford Rogue Rotary Club Raises Over $32K for Olsrud Playground Project

(Medford, Sept. 12, 2018) — Medford Rogue Rotary today presented the Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation with a $25,000 contribution for construction of the Olsrud Family Community Playground at Bear Creek Park. The check represents the first stage in the club’s efforts to support the playground project; additional pledges are still being collected, and the […]

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Foundation presents city with $17,093 Scholarship Check

Foundation presents city with $17,093 Scholarship Check

The Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation presents check to the City of Medford to benefit youth recreation program scholarships. These funds make it possible for many kids to participate in swim lessons, day camps, preschool and youth sports. Contributions to the Play Every Day Scholarship Fund makes a huge positive impact and provides a great service […]

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V3 Consulting Founder Dave Tribbett to Join Foundation Board

V3 Consulting Founder Dave Tribbett to Join Foundation Board

V3 Consulting founder and CEO, Dave Tribbett, has joined the board of the Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation. “Dave’s passion for Medford Parks, non-profit and business achievement and a drive toward organizational success, makes him a perfect fit to serve in this capacity,” shared Joe Brett, Board President, at the September board meeting. Dave has served as a longtime […]

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What’s Next for the Olsrud Family Community Playground?

What’s Next for the Olsrud Family Community Playground?

October 24, 2018 To Medford Citizens, Volunteers, Staff, and Project Supporters, Here is a status update on the Olsrud Family Community Playground project. The playground is approximately 75 percent complete. Following the enormously productive “community build” phase, Parks Division staff completed structural assembly tasks not requiring supervision by the playground manufacturer, Leathers & Associates. On […]

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Parks Uncorked 2018 Breaks Fundraising Record

Parks Uncorked 2018 Breaks Fundraising Record

It’s official!  This year’s event surpassed its goal of $25,000 to raise $27,320!  That means that the Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation and the Medford Rogue Rotary will split the proceeds equally in support of local youth programs.  A very special thank you to this year’s event chairs, Natalie Williams (Medford Parks Foundation) and Jeff […]

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Watch the Olsrud Family Community Playground Build on Facebook

Watch the Olsrud Family Community Playground Build on Facebook

Are you excited for the new Olsrud Family Community Playground at Bear Creek Park?  Want to watch the playground being built as it happens each week?  Catch all the action on the Foundation’s Facebook page.

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