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? For more info about The Grove or any of our programs or services, call 541.488.5340 or email

Check out all we have going on in Lithia Park this summer… from guided Nature Walks, to the annual Feast of Will that kicks off the OSF outdoor season, to free concerts in the park with the Ashland City Band on Thursday evenings. We also offer Lithia Park Trail Guides for a self-guided plant excursion through the Park. The guides are only $5 for a hardcopy or free using our web app. More info at

And speaking of Lithia Park – This summer marks 100 years of Lithia Park! Join us, the Ashland Parks Foundation and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate 100 years of Lithia Park on Monday, July 4, 2016. More info coming soon at Watch for details of John Enders’ coffee table-style book on “100 Years of Lithia Park!” Sponsored by the Ashland Parks Foundation – Make a donation today at

Registration for the 4th of July Run is OPEN! This annual run is steeped in tradition dating back to 1976! Two runs are offered: a 2-mile fun run and a 10K that attracts local competitors as well as running talent from other regions in the U.S. The cost is $10 for youth and starts at $20 for adults… register early and save $$$. If you would like a T-shirt for an additional $10, shirts must be ordered by June 10… Don’t delay, REGISTER and buy your T-shirt today by visiting

The Daniel Meyer Pool reopens on June 17, 2016. Mark your calendar for our seasonal celebration on Saturday, July 23, 5 to 8 p.m. … Island Night: An Aloha State of Mind. Hawaiian music and hula dance will fill the atmosphere. Help us celebrate our pool season … Hawaiian style! More info at (Swim Lesson Registration will take place at the pool on Thursday, June 16, 3:30 to 6 p.m.)

Be sure to check out Oak Knoll Golf Course this summer! And, did you know we offer FootGolf at Oak Knoll? Remember to book your tee-time at or 541.482.4311.

View all of our SUMMER programs at 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 guide, complete our online request form at, or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be happy to add you to an email notification list.  

To learn more about APRC and to register for a program, visit, call 541.488.5340 or visit our Rec office at The Grove, 1195 E Main St. “LIKE” us on Facebook –

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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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