Winter with Ashland Parks & Recreation

Our annual Ashland Community Bike Swap is fast approaching. Okay, it’s two months away (Sat, Apr 18), but there is something you can do now… Donate your unwanted bike or equipment! Did you know any donations are tax-deductible? From now until April 11 we are accepting donated bikes and bike equipment in good working condition. Drop yours off at Ashland Fire Station #1 at 455 Siskiyou Blvd or, for a pick-up, call 541.488.5340. Every donation means more bike safety classes for our community. Learn more at www.RVTD.org/bikeswap.

Is the artist in you seeking a challenge? If you answered yes, we have an opportunity for you! We are looking for an artist to design a logo for the 39th Annual 4th of July Run. Submissions are due by Monday, March 2. For guidelines, logos from past events and additional information, please visit www.ashland.or.us/JulyRunLogo.

Have you had a chance to ice skate outdoors this season? There’s less than a month remaining to get out there and lace up your skates! Check out our lineup of NEW programming:

• Frozen Tots (youngsters ages 13 and under skate to music and take part in special activities)
• Learn to Skate (beginning lessons with experienced instructors for participants as young as three years of age)
• Quiet Ice (a slow-paced Adapted Program)
• And more!

Visit our website for a complete listing of programs, www.ashland.or.us/IceRink, or call the rink directly at 541.488.9189 or our main office at 541.488.5340. The outdoor rink is located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground, around the corner from the Plaza, and at the corner of Nutley Street and Winburn Way. We hope you can experience one of the most magical places in Ashland… that little outdoor rink in beautiful Lithia Park, where the air is fresh, the white lights are twinkling and the music blends with the sounds of nature and blades on ice… “Let’s skate!”

Change is in the air… Beginning with our Summer 2015 Recreation Guide coming out in April, we will no longer direct-mail our guide to EVERY Ashland and Talent household. If you would like to continue to receive a guide in your mailbox, please complete the online form at www.ashland.or.us/MailMyGuide, email us at parksinfo@ashland.or.us or give us a call at 541.488.5340. Online guides are always available at www.ashland.or.us/RecGuide.

To learn more about Ashland Parks & Rec and register for one of our programs, 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!”