December 2019 Edition

Our 2020 WinterSpring Community PlayGuide “What to Do!,” will roll off the press in mid-December. This guide will feature recreation programming for January through April 2020. Visit our home page to register for a program at AshlandParksandRec.org.

It’s that time of year again to break out the ice skates! The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink is OPEN for the season. Be sure to check the online schedule at ashland.or.us/IceRink BEFORE heading out. You can also call the rink at 541.488.9189. Mark your calendar for FIRST FROST on Saturday, December 14. This gala celebration culminates the spirit of the outdoor rink and the holidays! Psst kids, tell your parents Chilly the Snowman and Santa’s elves will be there. View complete details online at AshlandParksandRec.org. Are you interested in volunteering at the rink? Please contact Lori at 541.552.2264. (You don’t have to be able to ice skate to help!)

The annual Project FeederWatch program is underway at the North Mountain Park Nature Center and you can help! On Saturdays December 7th and the 21st, learn to identify species with birding experts as we count the number of birds who visit the feeders! This info is then submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch project, a nationwide effort. More info is available at ashland.or.us/Birding. (This program continues through March 2020.)

Stay Connected with APRC! We want you to feel connected and stay connected with us. Stay up-to-date on APRC happenings, events, programs, projects, and alerts by connecting with us! We take pride in providing you with outdoor recreation and experiences, recreation programs, special events, education, and community engagement.

Let us list the ways YOU can stay connected with APRC…

  • Sign-up for Email Notification at ashlandparksandrec.org
  • Online at ashlandparksandrec.org, Facebook & Instagram – @AshlandParksandRec
  • In-person at any of our facilities
    • The Grove
    • North Mountain Park Nature Center
    • Ashland Senior Center
    • Oak Knoll Golf Course
  • Direct Contact

Complete information is available at ashland.or.us/APRCstayConnected.

Did you know our Senior Services Division has a variety of offerings for those who are ages 50 and up? Information is available at AshlandSeniorServices.org, SeniorInfo@ashland.or.us or 541.488.5342.

Mark your calendar for the First Annual Ashland Senior Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, January 22, 2 to 4 p.m. Come learn about the many local volunteer opportunities for seniors. Over twenty non-profits will be present. Free admission and enjoy provided refreshments! The fair is sponsored by the Senior Services Division of Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Volunteer Network, and Asante Ashland Community Hospital.

To learn more about APRC visit AshlandParksandRec.org – “Fun, it’s in our Nature!” Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @AshlandParksandRec and use the hashtags #AshlandParksandRec #APRC #AshlandWhatToDo #FunItsInOurNature