Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission

The 26th Annual Ashland Community Bike Swap is fast approaching. Okay, really it’s over a month away, but there is something you can do now… Donate your unwanted bike or equipment! Did you know donations are tax-deductible? From now until April 12 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 or email Every donation means more bike safety classes for our community. You can REGISTER your bike to SELL at the SWAP on Friday, April, 15, 5 to 7 p.m. –or– Saturday, April 16, 8 to 10 a.m. The SWAP will take place on Saturday, April 16, Noon to 2 p.m. All activities are at The Grove, 1195 E Main St in Ashland. Admission into the Swap is only $1/person; kids under 5 are FREE. Learn more here.

We are excited to announce a new event coming to Lithia Park on Saturday, May 14, 1 to 6 p.m. … Siskiyou de Mayo: A World Music Festival.  This FREE, outdoor festival will celebrate multiculturalism with international music and dance, and is sure to entertain all ages and a multiplicity of musical interests!  

This first annual event is sponsored by Reel House Films, JPR (Jefferson Public Radio), and Rands Art Design, who will be on-site producing T-shirts for the new event in their mobile print shop! The shirts will sport the event logo that was created by illustrator and designer, Rose Cassano, and will be available for purchase.

Are you interested in sponsoring Siskiyou de Mayo? Partnering with us will give your organization the opportunity to connect with more people in the Southern Oregon Community. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and the event here.

The 12th Annual Rogue Valley Bird Day will be at North Mountain Park on Saturday, May 14, 8am to noon. Bird Day is a celebration of migratory birds in America and will be your chance to rub shoulders with other birders! Wildlife images will be on-site, we have guided bird walks scheduled and a bird-calling contest for all ages at 10:30 a.m., which is sure to be a ‘hoot!’ North Mountain Park is located at 620 N Mountain Ave in Ashland. Complete details here.

View all of our Winter/Spring programs here! Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration.


To learn more about APRC and register for one of our programs, visit us here, call 541.488.5340 or visit our office in upper Lithia Park, 340 S Pioneer Street. Don’t forget to “LIKE” us on Facebook. “We’ll see you in the Park and on Facebook!”

Ashland Parks and Recreation
340 S Pioneer St
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 488-5340
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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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