MURA Approves Medford’s Liberty Park
The Medford Urban Renewal Agency approved plans for a quarter acre park at the corner of North Bartlett and Maple Streets that will have a playground, a grassy area, a shelter, restroom and other features.
Lithia Motors was required to spend up to $500,000 on the park, according to their agreement with MURA and the city of Medford.
Residents of the area and city officials have debated park proposals since 1988.
Even after contributions the city is short $109,795 to complete the park as designed and will seek $83,000 in federal community development block grant dollars. Another $26,795 will be needed from public works to build sidewalks. The city plans to build the park by the end of the year.