Spring with Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

FootGolf will officially “kick off” at the Oak Knoll Golf Course on Monday, May 11. A new sport that caught on fast, FootGolf is currently offered at hundreds of golf courses across the country. This activity combines elements of soccer and golf. The player’s goal is fairly simple: to kick a soccer ball into a 21-inch cup in the fewest strokes possible. Check out further details at www.OakKnollGolf.org. Call 541.482.4311 or email OakKnollInfo@ashland.or.us for a tee time. (Groups limited to four players.)

Ashland Creek Park will officially OPEN on Wednesday, May 20 – with A FREE celebration offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Come enjoy:

    Free BBQ prepared and served by the Ashland Lions Club

    Live music by Brothers Reed

    Community garden tours led by volunteer docents

    Self-guided walks on the creek-side loop

    Sidewalk-chalk-art and seed planting for kids

More info at www.ashland.or.us/AshlandCreekPark, email at ParksInfo@ashland.or.us or call 541.488.5340.

Registration for our Annual 4th of July Run (10K or 2-Mi) is OPEN! If you want this year’s T-shirt, you’ll need to place your order by June 12. Shirts are only $10 and feature the artwork of Jack Wiens, this year’s winner of our Annual Logo Design Contest. More info at www.ashland.or.us/JulyRun, email ParksInfo@ashland.or.us or call 541.488.5340.

The Annual Rogue Valley Bird Day event at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Ave in Ashland, will be on Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. Check out all of the details at www.RogueValleyBirdDay.net or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.

The Daniel Meyer Pool in Hunter Park will open next month on Thursday, June 11. You can view the 2015 seasonal schedule at www.ashland.or.us/Swim. The pool is an outdoor facility located at 1705 Homes Ave in Ashland.  If you can’t make it to a tropical island this summer, join us for “Island Night: An Aloha State of Mind,” on Saturday, July 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Daniel Meyer Pool! Enjoy Hawaiian music, dancing and fun activities for all ages! A free community Hula dance workshop will be offered for anyone wanting to explore the beautiful moves of Hawaiian dance.

To learn more about Ashland Parks & Rec and register for one of our programs, visit www.AshlandParksandRec.org, call 541.488.5340 or visit our office in upper Lithia Park, 340 S Pioneer St. Don’t forget to “LIKE” us on Facebook – www.Facebook.com/AshlandParksandRec. “We’ll see you in the Park and on Facebook!”