Pheasant Meadow Park is named for the neighborhood where it’s located. Prior to being developed, the area was pasture land. The new owner of the land, a Medford developer named Chris Galpin, was walking through the tall timothy grass when he saw a pheasant pop its head up out of the grass. He knew there and then that he should name his new development Pheasant Meadow as a tribute to the diminishing pheasant population in the Rogue Valley. Thank goodness for that pheasant or the neighborhood could have been called “Silver Crest”, which was far too pretentious for most Jacksonville residents.