Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

View all of our SPRING programs at AshlandParksandRec.org. 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 next guide, complete our online request form at ashland.or.us/MailMyGuide or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be happy to add you to an email notification list.  

Did you know we have a new column in the Ashland Daily Tidings called Park Views? You can view all columns to date at ashland.or.us/ParkViews – Columns publish on the 4th Thursday of every month.

Check out John Enders’ book, Lithia Park: The Heart and Soul of Ashland, sponsored by the Ashland Parks Foundation and available for only $24.95. More info at AshlandParksFoundation.com.  

The 27th Annual Ashland Community Bike Swap is Sat, Apr 15 at The Grove, 1195 E Main St. Entry is only $1 per person. For more info, including info on how to sell your bike at the event (registration to sell your bike will need to take place before the event), visit RVTD.org/bikeswap. Big shout out to our sponsors: RVTD, JPR, City of Ashland Fire Dept, Transportation Commission and Police Dept.

The 2nd Annual Ashland World Music Festival, formerly the “Siskiyou de Mayo: A World Music Festival,” is happening on Sat, May 20. This FREE, outdoor-all-day festival will bring live music and dance into Lithia Park! More info at ashland.or.us/AWMF. Let us know if you are interested in sponsoring this event. Big shout to our sponsor line-up to date: The Valley 106.3, The Rogue Valley Messenger and JPR.

The 13th Annual Rogue Valley Bird Day is on Sat, May 13 at 8 a.m. The event is the local celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), which celebrates one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird—its journey between wintering and breeding grounds. This year’s theme is “The Importance of Stopover Habitats.” On event day enjoy Wildlife Images exhibits, guided bird walks and a bird-calling contest at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. This outdoor event is FREE and takes place at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Avenue, Ashland. For more info visit RogueValleyBirdDay.net or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606. Big shout out to our event sponsors: Klamath Bird Observatory, Rogue Valley Audubon Society, Wildlife Images, JPR and Wild Birds Unlimited.

Be sure to check out Oak Knoll Golf Course and keep them in mind as we look forward to warmer weather! Remember to book your tee-time (for golf and footgolf) at OakKnollGolf.org or 541.482.4311.

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

About 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.