Many of you know that I blab on and on about the importance of supporting our community and looking local first. I love Southern Oregon and, after struggling for over 18 years to return here, I have gained a personal appreciation of the special things about the valley that you cherish only if you live here.
One of those things we appreciate is the great parks system throughout Southern Oregon. With everyone watching how they spend their money these days, many of us are enjoying “staycations” this year instead of venturing out to places unknown. In Medford, we are fortunate to have some of the best recreation facilities around. Not only are these facilities fun places to visit, they help our local economy and of course I love anything that helps make Southern Oregon a better place to live and work! Just one example is the Medford Sports Park. This venue has attracted teams from all over the country that eat, sleep, play, and spend money in Southern Oregon!