Your Sportground - Where the West Coast Plays™
By Emily Hunter | 09/01/2022 | Attractions, Outdoor Adventure, Sports, Sports Venues, Things to Do


Your launchpad to all things rogue, Medford holds more than just award-winning wine and the world’s best cheese. Home to state-of-the-art facilities, Medford is a growing mecca for sports tournaments and events. With the rise of youth sports bringing travelers from around the nation, Medford has followed suit in its expansion of assets and attractions as Your Sportground, Where the West Coast Plays™.

Lithia and Driveway Park, softball, baseball

Just minutes from I-5 lies Lithia & Driveway Fields, home to baseball, softball, football and soccer fields. The Bear Creek Greenway, a 20-mile, multi-use path connecting cities from Central Point to Ashland, also runs through the park for tourists and locals to enjoy. Coming to Medford in 2023 is another grand facility that will be known as the Rogue Community Complex, or Rogue X for short. This complex will feature an 8,000 square foot competitive pool, and a recreational pool equipped with a vortex, interactive play features, slides and a beach-styled entry. The complex will also have 90,000 square feet of room for events, which can be filled by 8 basketball courts, 16 multi-use courts, or host trade-shows and other large events. 

In addition to incredibly designed complexes, the Heart of the Rogue is filled with natural assets and things to do that visitors won’t find anywhere else. Home to the Wild & Scenic Rogue River, visitors will discover world-class fishing and rapids, along with SOTAR river raftsSawyer paddles and oarsPavati wakeboarding boats and Rogue Jet Boatworks manufactured boats, each producing equipment known nationwide for their cutting-edge technology. 

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From the rivers to the mountains, Medford truly encompasses all things sports. Discover swooping valleys and mighty peaks all throughout the valley, with opportunities to hike, bike, run or ride horseback. Along with the traditional bike, Medford is a host to motorsport and ATV events, with the Southern Oregon Speedway and Medford Dragstrip venues. Medford is more than the regular sporting location, which is why it is the West’s ultimate location to do it all. Beyond hiking, visitors are welcome to rock climb - open to the experienced outdoor enthusiast or the indoor novice with Rogue Rock Gym. From the tops of the cliffs, Medford is also a host to the Wings Over Applegate event, featuring paragliding and hang gliding.

Unique venues and events abound in Medford, with opportunities to do archery at Southern Oregon Archerythrow axes at Cascadia Axe - Southern Oregon’s premier axe throwing facility, or race the Rogue Marathon - a Boston Marathon qualifier.

Centennial Golf Course in Medford, Oregon

Home to more than just the recreational venue, Medford is Your Sportground™ to explore and experience the best of the West. With numerous opportunities for indoor and outdoor sports, Medford provides athletes and their families with truly unique experiences, and welcomes visitors to enjoy all the region has to offer from one central location. A place that rekindles the love of the game, celebrates sports of all types, and offers the space and equipment to do it all - Medford is Where The West Coast Plays™. Whether you seek more quiet moments in the mountains, to soar off a cliff, raft through the Rogue or throw axes at a premier facility - Medford is the place to experience it all.

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