Ashland Parks and Recreation

Fun, it’s in our Nature!

The 2020 Summer Community PlayGuide, “What to Do,” offers recreation programming through the end of August. Classes will be taught outdoors or virtually. Visit to view the PlayGuide. Also, view the public health guidelines related to COVID-19 and requirements for each program. The guidelines are mandated by the Oregon Health Authority. Our goal is to adhere to these guidelines to keep you and staff safe.

If the summer heat is getting to you, please take relief in one of your 18 city parks or 600+ acres of open space within Ashland. Kick back in the shade or picnic with members from your household. During a heat wave the Ashland Police Department (APD) will endeavor to have bottled water for any member of the community that needs some. Feel free to approach an Ashland Officer and ask for a bottle of water if you feel the need. Thank you APD!

Throughout this time, we have worked hard to stay connected with you! Please take a moment to check out the Find Your Space Campaign, especially the Fun Space category for ways to stay engaged and entertained (it’s all free!). More at Also, learn more about other ways to connect with us at

Remember, the Oak Knoll Golf Course is open and ready for your business! Stop in for a round of golf or a cool drink on the patio. More at (Facial coverings are now required outdoors when physical distancing of six feet or more cannot be maintained.)

We are in need of volunteers and there many ways for you to get involved!

• Work independently or join a small group of volunteers to help beautify and care for our parks

• Many of our recreation programs will be taught virtually this fall and they are seeking tech savvy volunteers to help support these offerings. Are you comfortable with platforms such as Zoom, or other video conferencing platforms? If so, please reach out soon

• Or maybe at this time you are more interested in helping fellow community members during COVID-19? APRC and the City of Ashland partner with Adopt a Neighbor Ashland to pair volunteers with their more high-risk neighbors for shopping and errands. Visit to volunteer!

• In addition, our Senior Services Division has partner agencies that are seeking volunteers to help deliver food to seniors and provide rides to medical appointments.

All of these volunteer opportunities are flexible, and some meet critical needs during the pandemic. If you are interested, please contact Sulaiman Shelton, Volunteer Coordinator for APRC at 541.552.2264 or Volunteer with us, “It’s the Natural thing to Do!”

For more info visit, email or call 541.488.5340. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @AshlandParksandRec and use the hashtags #FindYourSpace #InThisTogether #APRCstayConnected #AshlandParksandRec #APRC #FunItsInOurNature #AshlandWhatToDo.

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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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