Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Did you know The Grove, located at 1195 E Main Street in Ashland, is the new home to the APRC Recreation Division? The Grove is a place where you can register for a program, get a map or gift certificate, reserve an APRC facility or just stop by to say hello! The new central location will offer easy access and plenty of parking. For more info about The Grove or any of our programs or services, call 541.488.5340 or email ParksInfo@ashland.or.us. Please stop in and see the ‘new face of Recreation!’

We are excited to announce a new event coming to Lithia Park in the spring of 2016… Siskiyou de Mayo: A World Music Festival. This FREE, outdoor festival will celebrate multiculturalism with international music and dance! Please join us on Saturday, May 14, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park. Our first annual line-up will feature: Salsa Brava, Unity African Drum and Dance, Rutendo Marimba, Maraval Road Steel Band, Frankie Hernandez Band, Ka Pi’o O Anuenue performing with Ha’ena, and T Poe and The Rogue Poets.

Take advantage of our shuttle service and avoid the hassle of parking downtown! Main Street Tours will be providing pick up and drop off services from multiple locations around Ashland. (Stay tuned for upcoming details, ashland.or.us/SiskiyoudeMayo.)

This first annual event is sponsored by Reel House Films; 106.3 The Valley; Full Circle Real Estate, JPR; Main Street Tours; Jim Chamberlain and Rands Art Design, who will be on-site producing T-shirts for the new event in their mobile print shop! The shirts will sport the event logo that was created by illustrator and designer, Rose Cassano, and will be available for purchase for only $15 (cash only please). ashland.or.us/SiskiyoudeMayo.

The 12th Annual Rogue Valley Bird Day is a FREE event that celebrates migratory birds in America and it’s a great opportunity to mingle with local birders! This year’s theme is, “Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation.” This North Mountain Park event boasts a guided bird walk and a bird-calling contest for all ages! The park is located at 620 N Mountain Ave, in Ashland. Please join us on Saturday, May 14, 8am to noon. The 2016 event is sponsored by Klamath Bird Observatory, Rogue Valley Audubon Society, JPR, Northwest Nature Shop and Wildlife Images Rehabilitation &Education Center. RogueValleyBirdDay.net.

View all of our Summer programs at ashland.or.us/RecGuide. Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration.

To learn more about APRC and to register for a program, 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.