Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

View all of our WINTER programs at Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of the guide, complete our online request form at or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be happy to add you to an email notification list. 

John Enders’ book is out! His coffee table-style book entitled Lithia Park: The Heart and Soul of Ashland, sponsored by the Ashland Parks Foundation, is available for sale for only $24.95.

You can pick up your copy at the following locations:

  • The Grove, 1195 East Main St (cash/check only)
  • The Parks Administration Office, 340 S Pioneer St (cash/check only)
  • North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N Mountain Ave (cash/check only)
  • Bloomsbury Books, Paddington Station or Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland

Or visit our website,, for a direct link to Amazon. Proceeds benefit the Ashland Parks Foundation. We also have beautiful posters of the book cover available for only $10! Call 541.488.5340 for more info.

 Be sure to check out Oak Knoll Golf Course and keep them in mind for your holiday party planning! Remember to book your tee-time at or 541.482.4311.

Our outdoor ice rink in Lithia Park is OPEN for the season! Visit for more info on pricing, lessons, hockey, scholarships and schedules. We hope you can experience one of the most magical places in Ashland… that little outdoor rink in beautiful Lithia Park, where the air is fresh, the white lights are twinkling and the music blends with the sounds of nature and blades on the ice… “Let’s skate!”

Did you know Project FeederWatch is in full swing? This program takes place each year at North Mountain Park on alternate Saturdays from November through March. The next gathering will be on Saturday, January 7, from 9 to 10 a.m. Mingle with local birders and be a part of a nationwide, citizen-driven survey that counts birds that visit feeders during the winter months. More info at or call the Nature Center at 541.488.6606.

To learn more about APRC visit, call 541.488.5340 or visit our Rec office at The Grove, 1195 E Main St. “LIKE” us on Facebook –

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Ashland Parks And Recreation

The City of Ashland Parks & Recreation (APR) Department was established to provide recreational opportunities to improve the quality of life for area residents and visitors. Our goals are to strengthen the community fabric and sense of place for youth, adult, and visitor populations; to promote health and wellness; to foster human development; to increase cultural unity and to protect our valuable natural resources. APR meets these goals through preserving, maintaining, and enhancing our recreational facilities, parks, and open spaces while also coordinating engaging programs, classes, public events, and festivals.

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