Ashland Parks and Recreation

“Fun, it’s in our Nature!” July 2021 Edition

The 2021 Summer Community PlayGuide, “What to Do,” is out and registration is OPEN! Learn more and self-register for a recreation program by visiting AshlandParksandRec.org to access the PlayGuide. Check out fun programs like socially distanced Summer Saturday Morning Bird Walks Jul 17 and Aug 21 at North Mountain Park. 

Our Senior Services Division’s annual Ice Cream Social Drive-Through for seniors and their families will be on Wednesday, July 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Patrons will have the opportunity to say hello to staff and indulge in a tasty treat! Please sign up for this free event: 541.488.5342. We will give you a specific arrival time so that no one is waiting long. We also welcome those arriving on bicycle or foot. This event is made possible by our sponsor, Village at Valley View. AshlandSeniorServices.org.

The Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool is open for the 2021 season – Complete info at ashland.or.us/Swim. 

Are you looking for activities for the kids this summer? Check out Parks and Rec opportunities, such as recreation classes, including swim lessons and Rec Swim at the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool, the Garfield Park splash pad or fun outdoor opportunities to volunteer or simply hang out in one of our parks. More at ashland.or.us/KidSummer. 

Volunteer with Ashland Parks and Recreation this summer! 

Enjoy the outdoors and make a difference this summer by volunteering at North Mountain Park. Join in regular restoration work parties on Thursdays from 9 to 11:00 a.m. 

Battle invasive species, plant native trees and shrubs and help care for this wonderful park. Tools and friendly training provided. Drop-ins welcome! Check the front porch of the Nature Center for info on where the work will be happening that day.

Our Senior Services Division is seeking volunteers for a new program aimed at reducing social isolation for older adults. Volunteer for the Ashland Senior Phone Buddy program. Make a difference in someone’s day from the comfort of your home with regular social phone calls. Training provided. For more information please call or email Volunteer Coordinator Sulaiman Shelton at 541.552.2264 or Sulaiman.shelton@ashland.or.us 

Join us for the summer concert series, Rock the Knoll, at Oak Knoll Golf Course. This FREE concert series, brought to you by Blackstone Publishing in Ashland, is appropriate for all ages. Performers and dates are:

 • July 16 – East Main Band, 7 – 10 p.m. 

 • July 23 – The Brothers Reed, 7 – 10 p.m. 

 • August 27 – Danielle Kelly SP, 7 – 10 p.m. 

 • September 10 – Hog Wild, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Find yourself immersed in the beat and experience the best concert series in all of Southern Oregon. Night putting, dancing, delicious food, drink and so much more… Check out your municipal golf course at OakKnollGolf.org, 

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 #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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