Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission

Our Autumn PlayGuide, formerly the Rec Guide, is out and we are sporting a new look! The NEW PlayGuide is now called the “Community PlayGuide… What to Do!” We hope you have the opportunity to check it out at Our easy-to-use digital PlayGuide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you didn’t receive a PlayGuide in the mail and you would like to receive a hard copy of the Autumn guide, or future editions, please complete our online request form at or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be happy to add you to our email notification list. If you are interested in letting the community know about your business, contact to talk about a display ad.

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will open for the 2017-2018 season on Wednesday, November 15. The rink is located in Lithia Park at 95 Winburn Way, at the corner of Nutley St. More info at 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!” (If you would like to advertise your business at the rink, contact Lonny Flora at by Oct 10.)

Are you interested in hiking this autumn? View all of our Ashland trail maps, plus maps of the surrounding area, at

Check out John Enders’ book, Lithia Park: The Heart and Soul of Ashland, sponsored by the Ashland Parks Foundation and available for only $24.95. More info at

Be sure to check out Oak Knoll Golf Course and keep them in mind as a venue to host your holiday party! Remember to book your tee-time (for golf and footgolf) at or 541.482.4311.

Mark your calendar for the annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival at North Mountain Park. This free, family-friendly festival takes place the first Saturday of every October (October 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). North Mountain Park is located at 620 N Mountain Ave in Ashland – 541.444.6606. More info at

Also happening in October is a community meeting on Planning for Nature Play and you are invited! We have a game plan for an exciting new playground at N MT Park. Learn more and share your vision on Wed, Oct 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Grove, 1195 E Main St. Pre-registration is required. More at under “Upcoming Events” or call our Nature Center manager, Libby VanWyhe, at 541.488.6606.

To learn more about APRC visit, call 541.488.5340 or visit our Rec office at The Grove, 1195 E Main St – “Fun, it’s in our Nature!”

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