Ashland Parks and Recreation

“Fun, it’s in our Nature!” March 2022 Edition

RECREATION… 

Have you checked out the 2022 WinterSpring PlayGuide? Programs in this guide will go through April 2022. View the guide and register for recreation programs at AshlandParksandRec.org. 

Mark your calendar for several upcoming events this spring. Check our website for details, AshlandParksandRec.org: 

Rogue Valley Bike Swap on Sat, Apr 30 – RVTD.org/bikeswap

Rogue Valley Bird Day on Sat, May 14 – RogueValleyBirdDay.net 

Ashland World Music Festival on Memorial Day Weekend – RogueWorldMusic.org/AWMF 

Opening celebrations for the Nature Play area at North Mountain Park this May 

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION… 

Parks and Recreation Commissioners hold their regular business meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Study Sessions are typically held the 1st Wednesday of the month. Check the APRC public meeting calendar at AshlandParksandRec.org. You can also learn how you can participate, contact the Commissioners, and view Commissioner bios and goals, agendas and minutes. 

SENIOR SERVICES… 

Our Senior Services Division enhances the lives ?of seniors by promoting healthy aging, well-being, dignity and independence. We empower older adults as valued, contributing members of the community and together advocate for the diverse needs of seniors and their families throughout Ashland. More activities are returning to Ashland Senior Center in March! Or increase your social connections from home by joining our Ashland Senior Phone Buddy program. Learn more or sign up at AshlandSeniorServices.org or 541.488.5342.

VOLUNTEER… 

Ashland Parks Youth Conservation Corps is now accepting applications for summer 2022! Incoming 8th through 12th graders can earn 25 hours of academic community service by spending four days performing a variety of parks and trails maintenance tasks including invasive species removal, trail chipping, hand watering newly planted native species and shoring up well-used hiking trails. The two sessions will take place on June 13th-16th and June 27th-30th. Each session is limited to 10 participants so sign up early! To apply, please visit www.ashland.or.us/youthcorps. 

Help us kick off another gardening season in the North Mountain Park Demonstration Gardens on Mar 14, 10 a.m. to noon for the first work party of the year. Tools, gloves and training provided. 

If you enjoy working on bikes, or simply want to learn more about it, we are seeking volunteers to help fix up bikes! Work in collaboration with Rogue Valley Transportation District and APRC to help fix up bikes which will be donated to low-income families and help raise funds for bike education in the Valley. If you are interested in joining bike maintenance work parties that take place on the second Thursday of the month, please reach out today!

For all volunteer opportunities, to learn more, sign-up or to join an email list, please call or email Volunteer Coordinator Sulaiman Shelton at 541.552.2264 or Sulaiman.shelton@ashland.or.us. 

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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