Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

View all of our SUMMER programs at Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you didn’t receive a Rec Guide in the mail and you would like to receive a hard copy of the next guide, complete our online request form at or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be happy to add you to an email notification list. Watch for your Fall Guide in mid to late August… the guide will be ‘sporting’ a new name: “Community PlayGuide… What to Do!”

The Daniel Meyer Pool is OPEN for the season! More info at

Did you know we offer Adapted Programs specifically designed for people with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities? The programs are designed to focus on each individual’s personal abilities and interests – More at

Check out all we have going on in Lithia Park this summer… from free guided Nature Walks to free concerts in the park with the Ashland City Band on Thursday evenings – More at We also offer Lithia Park Trail Guides for a self-guided plant excursion through the Park. The guides are $5 for a hardcopy or free using our web app. More info at

Did you know we have a new column in the Ashland Daily Tidings called Park Views? You can view all the columns at – Columns publish on the 4th Thursday of every month.

Are you interested in hiking this summer? 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 part of your summer activities! 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! More info at

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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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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