Ashland Parks and Recreation

Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Our Summer PlayGuide is out! If you didn’t see your guide in the mail and would like one, let us know! We produce three guides per year: Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall. Our Winter/Spring guide is the only guide direct-mailed to all Ashland and Talent households; however, you can request a hardcopy of all three guides by completing our online form ‘’ We would also be happy to add your email to an email notification list for a direct link to our digital guide.

Did you know we have regular public meetings?

  • Parks & Recreation Commission regular meetings on the 4th Mon each month at 7 p.m. at Council Chambers, 1175 E Main St. (The May meeting will be held on May 21.)
  • Parks and Recreation Commission study sessions on the 3rd Mon of each month at 5:30 p.m. at The Grove, 1195 E Main St. (The May study session will be held on May 14.)
  • Trail Master Plan Update Committee meetings every other Fri at 10 a.m. at The Siskiyou Room in the Community Development Building, 51 Winburn Way, or at The Grove, Otte-Peterson Room. Next meeting: April 27, Otte-Peterson Room, 1195 E. Main St.
  • Numerous other quarterly or semi-annual Parks Commission subcommittee meetings, all with agendas posted to the City of Ashland website

Save the date! Wed, May 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for the Trail Master Plan Update PUBLIC INPUT MEETING, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Project info at

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

The Ashland Parks Foundation is kicking off their annual Grant Giving Campaign! The deadline to apply is Fri, May 18, 5 p.m. More info and application at 

The Lithia Park Master Plan is underway – DESIGN WEEK will take place Jun 12 – 15, and will be your chance to further share your ideas for Lithia Park and help with the planning process.

On Sat, May 12, Rogue Valley Bird Day will once again take place at N. MT Park! This event is the local celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). More at Shout out to our sponsors: Klamath Bird Observatory, Rogue Valley Audubon Society, The Rogue Valley Messenger, Jefferson Public Radio, Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center, and Watchable Wildlife.

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 Sat, May 19, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Lithia Park Bandshell, this FREE festival is produced by Rogue World Music and APRC. More at Shout out to our sponsors: The Valley 106.3, Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, KDA Homes, Coldwell Banker, Ten Realty, Adroit Construction, Evergreen Federal Bank, The Rogue Valley Messenger, Full Circle Real Estate, Coleman Creek Construction, Jones Family Dental, JPR, Southern Oregon Printing and Ashland Parks Foundation.

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!”

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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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