Summer with Ashland Parks & Rec

Ahhhhh, summertime in Ashland, something for everyone: Aquatics at Daniel Meyer Pool (www.ashland.or.us/Swim), skateboarders at Ashland Community Skate Park (www.ashland.or.us/Skate), the water play feature at Garfield Park (www.ashland.or.us/Garfield), free Lithia Park nature walks and free concerts in Lithia Park every Thursday evening through August 14, 2014 (www.ashland.or.us/LithiaHappenings). Check out ALL we have to offer in our Summer Rec Guide (www.ashland.or.us/RecGuide).
The Daniel Meyer Pool is a seasonal outdoor pool located at 1705 Homes Ave. in Ashland’s Hunter Park (off Walker St., between E. Main and Ashland St.). The pool will be open until early September. 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.

Explore the plants and trees of Lithia Park with our beautifully updated Lithia Park Trail Guide. The guide features colorful maps, over 100 photographs and a self-guided tour. The tour begins at the entrance to the park, meanders to the upper duck pond, heads over to the Japanese Garden and winds down to the Rose Garden. Guides are available for $5 at the following locations:

• Ashland Parks & Recreation Office, 340 S Pioneer St.
• Ashland Chamber of Commerce Kiosk, on the Plaza in Ashland
• Ashland Chamber of Commerce Office, 110 E Main St.

Guides can also be viewed and downloaded online at www.ashland.or.us/LithiaPark.

Congratulations and a big thank you to the 42 students who recently completed this summer’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)! This is the 3rd season for the YCC program. Three sessions are offered each summer for students entering 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade. Participants earn 25 hours of academic community service per session, plus recreation passes to Oak Knoll Golf Course, Daniel Meyer Pool and the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink. This year, the kids attacked invasive species, repaired trails and helped with the native species restoration of Ashland Creek and Bear Creek. Learn more at www.ashland.or.us/YouthCorps.

The Ashland Parks Foundation has a goal in 2014 of refurbishing the historical Butler-Perozzi Fountain in Lithia Park. You can help the Foundation reach its restoration goal for the Fountain by making a tax-deductible contribution. Visit www.AshlandParksFoundation.com to learn more. (The Ashland Parks Foundation supports the Ashland parks system).

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.

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