Ashland Parks and Recreation

Summer with Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

by APRC Staff

Are you interested in volunteering for APRC? We have opportunities for many interests and abilities! Current opps include: Instructor for school programs at North Mountain Park, Lithia Park host, gardening and more! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lori Ainsworth, at 541.488.5340 or lori.ainsworth@ashland.or.us, or complete our online app at www.ashland.or.us/Volunteer.

The Daniel Meyer Pool in Hunter Park is OPEN! View the 2015 schedule at www.ashland.or.us/Swim. Don’t miss Fun in the Sun Day…Every Sunday this season at the POOL! On Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. kids under 13 years old can take part in KIDS POLO, the KIDS ONLY program and REC SWIM for only $3 per child.  We hope your kids can check out this 3-for-1 Fun in the Sun Day! The pool is an outdoor facility located at 1705 Homes Ave in Ashland. You can reach the pool at 541.488.0313.

Have you registered for a summer program yet? View all of our summer programs in the digital Summer Rec Guide – www.parks.ashland.or.us/RecGuide! Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration.

FootGolf at the Oak Knoll Golf Course is in full swing! FootGolf 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 KICKS possible. Check out further details at www.OakKnollGolf.org. To book a TEE TIME, call 541.482.4311 or email OakKnollInfo@ashland.or.us. (Groups limited to four players.)

Check out our line-up of programs for KIDS this summer – www.ashland.or.us/KidsSummer – We have programs ranging from Skateboarding, to nature camps, to volleyball!

Have you heard about our web apps? Check out our Parks and Trail finder web app at gis.ashland.or.us/ashlandparksandrec – and take a tour of historic Lithia Park at gis.ashland.or.us/LithiaHistoric. Many thanks to Rickey Fite and Lea Richards of the City of Ashland GIS Department for their help and expertise in making our web apps possible!

Mark your calendar for the annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival, the first Saturday of every October. This year’s theme is “Water – Keep it Flowing!” Learn more about this FREE event at www.BearCreekSalmonFestival.net.

To learn more about APRC 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 Street. Don’t forget to “LIKE” us on Facebook – www.Facebook.com/AshlandParksandRec. “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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