Summer with Ashland Parks & Rec

The 2014 Ashland Parks & Recreation Summer Rec Guides are out! Programs in the summer guide run through the end of August. Check out our online guide today at www.ashland.or.us/RecGuide. You’ll be glad you did!

Did you know the Ashland Parks Foundation has a goal in 2014 of refurbishing the historical Butler-Perozzi Fountain in Lithia Park? The fountain, situated on a formal terrace near the sycamore grove, a rose garden and the Butler Memorial Band Shelter, was offered as a memorial gift to the park in 1915 by Gwin Butler and Domingo Perozzi. The fountain was sculpted by Antonio Frilli in Florence, Italy, in the early 1900s and then completely restored in the 1980s. Funding is now needed for general repairs and vandalism. Due to its prime location within Lithia Park, the fountain is vandalized more frequently than any other area in Lithia Park. You can help the Foundation reach its restoration goal for the Butler-Perozzi Fountain by making a tax-deductible contribution. Visit www.AshlandParksFoundation.com to learn more. (The Ashland Parks Foundation supports the Ashland parks system.)

The Daniel Meyer Pool in Hunter Park is now open! The seasonal outdoor pool is located at 1705 Homes Ave in Ashland (off Walker St., between E. Main and Ashland St.) and will remain open until early September. We offer Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI)® swim lessons, private lessons, swim team camps, and Starguard® lifeguard certification, open and lap swim, aerobics and CrossFit®, plus more! You can check out all of our programs and the 2014 calendar at www.ashland.or.us/Swim or contact the pool directly at 541.488.0313.

If you can’t make it to any tropical islands this summer, come and join us for “Island Night: An Aloha State of Mind” on Saturday, July 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Daniel Meyer Pool. We will have Hawaiian music, dancing and fun activities for all ages! There will be a free community hula dance workshop for anyone wanting to learn the beautiful moves of Hawaiian dance.

To learn more about Ashland Parks & Rec, visit www.AshlandParksandRec.org, call 541.488.5340 or speak with staff directly at 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!”