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  • Party sites: Parks, water, indoor facilities

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  • Medford
    Park reservation rates in Medford start at $27 per two-hour time block, although many people use parks for parties without reserving space. Details: 774-2400.
    Bear Creek Park, Highland Drive and Siskiyou Blvd., Medford. Play equipment, covered area with tables and open picnic areas, tennis courts, skate park, restrooms.
    Donahue-Frohnmayer Park, 1687 Spring St., Medford. Play equipment, covered area with tables, restrooms.
    Fichtner-Mainwaring Park, Stewart Avenue and Holly Street, Medford. Play equipment, water spray park, picnic tables, restrooms.
    Hawthorne Park & Pool, 501 E. Main St. Play equipment, picnic tables, restrooms. Pool available for rent separately.
    Holmes Park, 185 S. Modoc, Medford. Play equipment, picnic tables, tennis courts, restrooms.
    Jackson Park & Pool, 815 Summit Ave. Play equipment. Pool available for rent separately.
    Lone Pine Park, near Lone Pine Elementary School off Lone Pine Road. Water-spray area, restrooms, open space. Play equipment at nearby Lone Pine Elementary School.
    Medford Railroad Park, Berrydale and Table Rock roads, Medford. The outdoor park, open April through October, features free rides on an “eighth scale” model railroad. Private sessions and birthday parties start at $75 per session. A covered picnic area and restrooms are on site. Details: 774-2400.
    Ashland
    Downtown’s Lithia Park is the only Ashland park with areas that can be reserved; fees there range from $35 to $50 for a four-hour session. All other parks are available for free use, on a first come first serve basis. Details: 488-5340 or www.ashland.or.us (click on parks).
    Garfield Park, East Main and Garfield streets. Zero-depth water play area, picnic tables, restrooms, playground.
    Hunter Park, Holmes Avenue between Walker and Normal streets (includes Daniel Meyer Pool). Picnic tables.
    Railroad Park, A Street between Sixth and Eighth streets.
    YMCA City Park, behind the YMCA on Tolman Creek Road.
    Garden Way Park, Clark Street and Garden Way.
    Glenwood Park, Ashland and Glenwood streets. No restrooms.
    Sherwood Park, off Highway 66 on Sherwood.
    Clay Street Park, Clay Street. No restrooms.
    Central Point
    Central Point parks can be reserved for $25 for a two-hour block, with a $25 non-refundable clean-up fee. Details: 664-3321 or www.ci.central-point.or.us/pr_parks.htm.
    Robert Pfaff Park, 635 Manzanita St. Playground equipment, restrooms, picnic tables.
    Forest Glen Park, 1101 Gatepark Drive. Playground equipment, no restrooms.
    Flanagan Park, 200 Tiffany Court. Playground equipment, no restrooms.
    Cascade Meadows, 852 Haskell St. Playground equipment, no restrooms.
    Fitchner-Mainwaring Park spray park, Medford. The city spray park on Stewart Avenue is available for rental from 9-11 a.m. daily. The cost is $27 for two hours. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, the park is open to the public and popular for non-reserved parties. Restrooms, picnic tables available. Details: 774-2400.
    Garfield Park water play feature, Ashland. The spray area is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, but it’s not available for reservation. Restrooms, picnic tables and a playground are nearby. Details: 488-5340.
    Lone Pine Park spray park, off Lone Pine Road, Medford. Play in the spray at the city’s new water park near Lone Pine Elementary School, but don’t expect to have it to yourself; it’s not available for rent. Restrooms are available. Details: 774-2400.
    Jackson Pool, 815 Summit Ave., Medford. The city pool is available for rental from 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. The fee for up to 80 people is $190.
    Hawthorne Pool, Main Street, Medford. The city pool is available for rental from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays. The fee for up to 80 people is $190.
    America’s Best Kids, 1914 Sky Park Drive, Medford. The gym, pool and play space offers a variety of party activities, including gymnastics, dance, karate, rock climbing and swimming, all supervised by an ABK staff member. Packages start at $115 for up to 12 children (with additional children $5 per child) and include a balloon bouquet and T-shirt for the birthday child. Details: 245-0432.
    Kids Imagination Discovery Space, 226 Ross Lane, Medford. The regional play space with indoor and outdoor facilities offers basic party packages starting at $65 for members and $85 for non-members. They include admission for up to 15 guests ($2 each additional), an hour-and-a-half use of a party room with a birthday “throne” and unlimited use of the play facility. Add-ons range from cake or a craft session ($25) to face painting ($25). Admission is free for the birthday child and siblings. Details: 772-9922.
    Lava Lanes, 2980 Crater Lake Highway, Medford. Bowling alley party packages include everything from soda and food to bowling time and shoe rental. Party packages range from $5 to $12 per person. Details: 245-2755.
    Medford Railroad Park, Berrydale and Table Rock roads, Medford. The outdoor park, open April through October, features free rides on an “eighth scale” model railroad. Private sessions and birthday parties start at $75 per session. A covered picnic area and restrooms are on site. Details: 774-2400.
    Roller Odyssey, 2425 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The valley’s only roller-skating rink offers birthday party packages beginning with a “basic party” for eight. The $64 package includes free quad skate rental (roller blades are $2.25 extra), 45-minute use of a private party room, ice cream, punch and cleanup. Cost for each additional guest is $8. Other packages offer various add-ons, such as food and extra skate time. Details: 772-1400.
    Roxy Ann Lanes, 2375 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Bowling alley party packages include everything from soda and food to bowling time and shoe rental. Party packages range from $5 to $12 per person. Details: 772-7171.
    The RRRink, 1349 Center Drive, Medford. The ice-skating rink offers parties that include time on the ice, a party room for guests, goodie bags, ice cream and other add-ons. Parties start at $75 for eight guests. Details: 770-1177.
    ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St, Ashland. Party packages for science buffs of every age. Packages include use of a private room for two hours, party invitations, a science activity, party favors and use of the facility. Parties are available Fridays-Sundays and other times on request. Party packages start at $84 (for members) for up to 15 guests. Non-members pay an additional $16 plus $5 per additional guest. Thirty-guest maximum. Details: 482-6767.
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