Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Our WinterSpring PlayGuide, formerly the Rec Guide, will hit mailboxes in mid-December. Programs in the WinterSpring PlayGuide will run late December, 2017 through May, 2018. Check out our digital guide at AshlandParksandRec.org. The digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you are interested in letting the community know about your business, contact dorinda.cottle@ashland.or.us to talk about a display ad in our Summer 2018 guide.

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink, located in Lithia Park at 95 Winburn Way (corner of Winburn and Nutley St), is open daily for the season! More info at ashland.or.us/IceRink. Be sure to check out our HOLIDAY Schedule, for special programming and extended hours. 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 ice… Let’s skate!”

Are you interested in getting FIDO out for a little exercise this winter? Check out our “Dog Walks near downtown Ashland” map at ashland.or.us/ParksMaps. After a brisk walk, stroll down to the Ashland Dog Park near Quiet Village… more at ashland.or.us/DogPark. Your dog will thank you and walking is a great way to keep those potential extra holiday pounds in check!

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.  This local history book, written by a local author, would make a great holiday gift!

Be sure to check out Oak Knoll Golf Course and keep them in mind as a venue to host your holiday party! Remember to book your tee-time (for golf and footgolf) at OakKnollGolf.org or 541.482.4311.

The Ashland World Music Festival, where our community celebrates the world, is a family-friendly event full of music, dance, food and fun from cultures near and far. Taking place on May 19, from noon to 6 p.m. in beautiful Lithia Park, this free festival is produced by Rogue World Music and Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission with support from generous local sponsors. Are you interested in sponsoring the 2018 event? Learn more at ashland.or.us/AWMF. Join the party and get your global groove on at the Ashland World Music Festival!

To learn more about APRC visit AshlandParksandRec.org, call 541.488.5340 or visit our Rec office at The Grove, 1195 E Main St – “Fun, it’s in our Nature!”

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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.