Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Did you know we have an Adopt-a-Park program? You or your organization can ADOPT a park, natural area or ball field! It’s easy to do… simply commit to four cleanups a year and we will provide training, tools and recognition of your hard work. We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their dedication in making all of our parks beautiful:

  • Ashland Lions Club
  • Recology Ashland 
  • The Jefferson Center                    
  • Albertsons in Ashland and Standing Stone Brewing Company
  • The Siskiyou School
  • Rogue Credit Union
  • Soroptimists
  • Yogurt Hut
  • SOU Green House
  • Ashland Garden Club
  • Ashland Tennis & Fitness Club
  • Barbara Settles, Nitsa Marcandonatou, Carrie Chancellor and Scott Miller
  • John Muir School 
  • Wells Fargo Bank in Ashland
  • Rotary Club of Ashland, Lithia Springs and Ashland Kiwanis Club

If you would like to get a group together to Adopt-a-Park, or join an existing group, contact our Volunteer & Events Coordinator Lori Ainsworth,, 541.552.2264.

VIP – Volunteer in Parks, “It’s the Natural Thing to Do!”

View all of our AUTUMN 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 hard copy of the guide, complete our online request form at or call us at 541.488.5340.

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 this month! Be sure to come and see us at the SOU Hannon Library on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the 5th Annual Ashland Literary Festival. (More info at Make a donation today by visiting Donors contributing $100 or more will receive a free signed copy! Reserve your copy by calling 541.552.2256 or email

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

Watch for the seasonal opening jubilee 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 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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