City Parks

Anna Classick Bicentennial Park: Developed in 1976 to provide a low maintenance, high usage park that is centrally located in town on Pine Street. This is a day use park, offering tennis courts, a handball court, horseshoe pits, half basketball court, picnic and play area, and a restroom. It also houses an old log cabin, which is the oldest house in Rogue River, built by Mr. Robertson following the Civil War, circa 1876. Included also is a walking bridge crossing Evans Creek to Palmerton Park. The park was named in honor of former City Councilor and original coordinator of "Tree City USA," Anna Classick.  
Palmerton Park: Located on West Evans Creek Road, this five (5) acre park is also an arboretum, with facilities for group picnics, a playground for small children, and restrooms. The park's unique features include over 80 species of trees from many remote places in the world, intricate rock work that forms a walkway and wall where running water forms a pond for wildlife, and a year-round walking bridge constructed of cable, which spans Evans Creek connecting it to Anna Classick Bicentennial Park. Palmerton Park is available to rent for events such as weddings, reunions, birthday parties, and company picnics. The park was donated to the City by the Palmerton Family.  

 Fleming Park:  

The John F. Fleming Memorial, is a local memorial dedicated to all veterans of Rogue River, who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. A beautiful memorial on a nice maintained green belt right on the Rogue River at exit 48 off of I-5 in Southern Oregon, in the City of Rogue River, adjacent to the Rogue River Visitors Center on the on Rogue River Highway.

There are few picnic tables and a few grills under lots of nice shade trees, against a backdrop of the tree lined water front of the river. Plenty of parking, and handicap accessible, this small park is very peaceful and serene.

There is also access to the water at several points and in nearby Coyote Evans Park (on the other side of the bridge) water craft ramp. This memorial park is quite busy with people coming and going throughout the day.

This is a great memorial that recognizes all veterans past to present day of the area, and should be treated with a certain reverence while there, as a great tribute to those who sacrificed everything...
As stated by a member of the Fleming family. The John F. Fleming Memorial Park is on land given to Jackson County by the Fleming family, in honor of John F. Fleming who at age 22 sacrificed all for his country when he was killed after serving only 4 months in Vietnam. John F. Fleming’s parents owned the Shell Service Station and Mobile Home Park plus the home on the land (part of which is now occupied by the park) until the great flood of 1964 when they lost everything. The flood was right before Christmas and Mr. Fleming and John put the tree and presents up on the third floor of the house as the family was forced to vacate the place. The water crested at a whopping 60 feet. Mr. Fleming and John had spent most of the morning and afternoon pulling out all the trailers that were parked there that were all owned by other people. It was nearly dark before the family left, with Mrs. Fleming packing all she could into the family car. A huge log jam went right though the kitchen and out the living room completely destroying the home. John went back after the water went down and took a ladder and crawled through the window to retrieve as many presents as he could find. John loved the placed and worked on his race cars as well as other people's cars in the station's garage which is exactly where the memorial is built. Today, John F. Fleming Memorial Park serves as a reminder of the great sacrifice that many American’s have paid in order for us to enjoy the freedom’s of everyday American life.

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 Rooster ParkRooster Park is home to the annual Rooster Crowing Contest and a gathering place that is integral to Rogue River’s community identity.  Great thanks go out to the crew members of the Washington National Guard's 176 Engineer Company who along with many members of the community recently make this park what it is.  Current activities include a kids spray pad (operational during summer months), and game tables to include cornhole, ping pong, chess/checkers, and foosball.