Ashland Parks and Recreation

Fun, it’s in our Nature!

Our 2020 Winter PlayGuide will be available online at AshlandParksandRec.org after Dec 7. This PlayGuide will be different from the guides you may have come to know. Due to COVID-19, the PlayGuide will not include recreation programming and will only be available in digital format. We hope you use this guide as a way to learn a little bit more about us… projects we are working on, our core values and more!

Please plan to join us for a virtual public meeting to discuss the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool Renovation Draft Design Report. Representatives from Robertson Sherwood Architects will present the draft design. The meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday, December 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. If you would like to submit comments or ask questions ahead of time, please email them to tara.kiewel@ashland.or.us. For more information on the pool and how to access the virtual meeting, please visit ashland.or.us/Swim. The Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool was built in 1986 with the intent that it would serve as a seasonal community pool. Over time, the pool usage became more intensive than originally planned for. In 2018, Parks Commissioners formed a Pool Ad-Hoc Committee to review options for the pool. The committee met over the course of 6 months and formed a recommendation for the replacement of the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool, which was subsequently approved by the Parks Commissioners. Based on the current state of the pool and the current demand for use, the committee made recommendations that were used to create the Draft Design Report.

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 ashland.or.us/FindYourSpace. Also, learn more about other ways to connect with us at ashland.or.us/APRCstayConnected.

Remember, the Oak Knoll Golf Course is open and ready for your business! Stop in for a round of golf. More at OakKnollGolf.org.

APRC is seeking volunteers for special projects! If you are looking to beautify and improve our parks this winter, but feel more comfortable working solo, APRC is seeking volunteers to help with a wide range of projects. You could help with small fix-it projects, park maintenance, or even basic carpentry. All tools are provided, and hours are flexible. To learn more please reach out to Volunteer & Event Coordinator Sulaiman Shelton at Sulaiman.shelton@ashland.or.us. Volunteer with us, “It’s the Natural thing to Do!”

For more info visit AshlandParksandRec.org, email ParksInfo@ashland.or.us 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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