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 Stop in and see the NEW FACE OF RECREATION!

Check out all we have going on in Lithia Park this summer from guided Nature Walks, 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 $5 for a hardcopy or free using our web app. More info at

Watch for an upcoming book on Lithia Park, written by local historian and journalist John Enders. This coffee table-style book entitled Lithia Park: The Heart and Soul of Ashland, sponsored by the Ashland Parks Foundation, will be published in October 2016.

Make a donation today by visiting Donors contributing $100 or more will receive a free signed copy; donors contributing $500 or more will be acknowledged in the book! Reserve your copy by calling 541.552.2256 or email

The Daniel Meyer Pool is OPEN! More info at

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.

Volunteer Food Drivers & Servers are needed at the Ashland Senior Center… from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, help us deliver warm and heart-healthy lunches for home-bound seniors or help serve the lunches at the Ashland Senior Center.  For more info, contact Lori Ainsworth, 541.552.2264 or

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.  

Mark your calendar for our 12th Annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival on Saturday, October 1… “Stewardship Flows Downhill!” More info at or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.

Watch for the seasonal opening of the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink on November 19… Celebrate with us at FIRST FROST where 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 the ice… “Let’s skate!” More info at

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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