Rogue Valley Bird Day and More!

The 2014 Ashland Parks & Recreation Summer Guide is here! If you haven’t already seen yours in your mailbox it should be arriving any day now. Programs in the summer guide run May through the end of August. The guide also features information about Daniel Meyer Pool located in Hunter Park. The pool opens June 12. Be sure to mark your calendars for, “ISLAND NIGHT, an Aloha State of Mind,” on Saturday, July 19. Learn more about the Pool and our all of our summer programs via our online guide at

Are you interested in birds? Do you sometimes listen to a particular bird singing and wish you could impress your friends and family by identifying the bird, or better yet, actually imitating the bird? If you are saying, “Yes,” then you must add Rogue Valley Bird Day to your calendar. This free annual event takes place at North Mountain Park each May. This year, event day is Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to noon, and we have something for all ages… bird calling contests, junior bird walks, bird-banding station and more! This year’s theme is, “Why Birds Matter.” Learn more at The North Mountain Park Nature Center is located at 620 N Mountain St in Ashland. You can reach them at 541.488.6606.

We would like to thank our 2014 sponsors: North Mountain Park Nature Center (a division of Ashland Parks & Recreation), Klamath Bird Observatory, Rogue Valley Audubon Society, Jefferson Public Radio, Northwest Nature Shop, Wild Bird Unlimited Nature Shop, and Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center. – We hope to see you there!

And speaking of sponsors, we would like to thank the 2014 sponsors of the 24th Annual Ashland Community Bike Swap: Ashland Parks & Recreation, RVTD (Rogue Valley Transportation District), JPR (Jefferson Public Radio), and the City of Ashland Fire Department and Transportation Commission. Proceeds from this annual event benefit bicycle safety education in the Rogue Valley.

To learn more about Ashland Parks & Rec, visit, call 541.488.5340 or speak with staff directly at our office in upper Lithia Park, 340 S. Pioneer Street. Don’t forget to “LIKE” us on Facebook – “We’ll see you in the Park and on Facebook!”

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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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