Ashland Parks and Recreation

Fun, it’s in our Nature!

Our Summer PlayGuide is out! Check it out online at

Speaking of SUMMER… The Daniel Meyer Pool is OPEN! Check out our full schedule and upcoming events, including “Island Night: An Aloha State of Mind” on Jul 21. Visit or call the pool directly at 541.488.0313. The pool is located in Hunter Park at
1705 Homes Ave in Ashland.

Have you checked out our summer page for Lithia Park? Learn about the FREE Lithia Park Nature Walks, FREE Concerts in the park and low-cost Silent Disco in the Park on first-Fridays ($5 donation)… Visit

What about out summer page just for kids?

REGISTRATION for the 2018 4th of July Run is still OPEN! Complete info and registration for either the 10K or the 2-mile fun run, at Both the 10K and the 2-mile fun run will start at 7:45 a.m. near the Ashland Library.

On Jul 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., get ready for the 2nd Annual Pollinator Garden Tour in Ashland! Pollinator gardens, overflowing with zinnias, lavender, ceanothus, thyme and Oregon sunshine beautify our city and create habitat for the wildlife we need the most. This is a self-guided tour. For more information visit or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606. Tickets are $10 before July 13; otherwise $15. Pre-registration is required –

Remember to book your tee-time for Golf or FootGolf at Oak Knoll Golf Course… or 541.482.4311.

Are you a cyclist? Check out the annual Up & Down event in Ashland on Jul 21 for 49 miles and 4900 feet of climbing! Visit Brought to you by: APRC, Oregon Scenic Bikeways, Bear Creek Greenway Foundation, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, Jackson County of Oregon and Siskiyou Velo!

Did you know we have regular public meetings?
• Parks & Recreation Commission regular meetings on the 4th Mon each month at 7 p.m. at Council Chambers, 1175 E Main St
• Parks and Recreation Commission study sessions on the 3rd Mon of each month at 5:30 p.m. at The Grove, 1195 E Main St
• Trail Master Plan Update Committee meetings every other Fri at 10 a.m. at The Siskiyou Room in the Community Development Building, 51 Winburn Way, or at The Grove, Otte-Peterson Room
• Numerous other quarterly or semi-annual Parks Commission subcommittee meetings, all with agendas posted to the City of Ashland website

To learn more about APRC visit, call 541.488.5340 or visit our Rec office at The Grove, 1195 E Main St – “Fun, it’s in our Nature!”


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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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