Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Our WinterSpring PlayGuide is out… check it out at If you are interested in letting the community know about your business, contact to talk about a display ad in our summer, 2018 guide.

Ashland Parks’ Summer Youth Conservation Corps is now accepting applications! 8th-12th graders can earn 25 hours of community service in just four days working on Ashland trails and parks. Visit for more info, or contact our Volunteer & Event Coordinator, Lori Ainsworth, at, or 541.552.2264.

Remember to book your tee-time for Golf and FootGolf at Oak Knoll Golf Course… or 541.482.4311.

The Lithia Park Master Plan is underway. Our team of consultants will be led by the Portland office of MIG, Inc. and include local landscape architect KenCairn Associates, among other team members. The team will evaluate the condition of Lithia Park currently, setting a foundation for the master plan and the future of Lithia Park. Keep current at, and look for hashtags #lithiaparkmasterplan, #lithiaparknext100years and #lithiapark in social media – Early in 2018, look for an online map-based input opportunity to share how you experience Lithia Park. DESIGN WEEK will take place June 12 – 15; this will be your opportunity to share your ideas for Lithia Park and help with the planning process. You may also share your ideas by emailing

Ashland Community Bike Swap – Now Accepting Bike Donations! The 28th Annual Bike Swap will take place at The Grove on Sat, Apr 14, 2018. Proceeds from this event fund bike safety education in the Rogue Valley. Do you have a bike or cycling equipment that you would like to donate? Donations will be accepted at The Grove, 1195 E Main Street through April 6. Please call Lori Ainsworth for more information at 541.552.2264. More event info at

On Sat, May 12, Rogue Valley Bird Day will once again take place at North Mountain Park for the 14th year! This popular event is the local celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). IMBD celebrates one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird—its journey between wintering and breeding grounds. More at

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

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

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.