Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

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 host the annual opening celebration, FIRST FROST, on Sat, Nov 18, 2 to 10 p.m.

  • Hockey Exhibition, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Early-bird, family-friendly, discount skate, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Figure Skating performance, 6:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Live DJ during Rec Skate, 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Ice Sculpting with Roger Butterfield
  • Chilly the Mascot

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!”

Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink Hosts NeededVolunteers needed to help at the seasonal Ice Rink, starting mid-November. No skating experience necessary! Thursday, Friday and weekend-day and night shifts available. Contact our Volunteer & Event Coordinator, Lori Ainsworth, or 541.552.2264.

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.

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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