Autumn with Ashland Parks & Recreation

Are you curious about how your home can be healthier for the environment? This is your chance to gather information and have fun in the process! The Ashland Green & Solar Tour on Saturday, October 11 will show you how your home can be more energy and water efficient and healthier. On this tour you will travel by bus to four home sites that demonstrate a variety of ways for you to take action! The tour will begin at 9 a.m. and wrap up around 3 p.m. Meet at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 E Main St.  This year’s tour will have a bring-your-own-lunch stop at the Grizzly Peak Winery, or you can pre-purchase a lunch at Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and spaces are filling fast. Online registration is available 24/7 at, or call the Nature Center at 541.488.6606. The cost is only $10/per person ages 16 and up.

It’s that time of year again… so lace up your skates and hit the ice! The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be operational (weather permitting) from November 17, 2014, through March 1, 2015.

Don’t miss FIRST FROST… An Opening Night celebration to kickoff another great season! First Frost will take place on November 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Evening highlights will include:

Open Skate with live DJ Hope

Southern Oregon Figure Skating Club, with performances at approximately 7:30 p.m.

3-on-3 hockey exhibition game at 3:30 p.m., bring the kids and check out 3-on-3 hockey

Chilly the Snowman – Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink’s NEW mascot

Ice Sculpting by Roger Butterfield

Discounted coupons distributed for Youth Programs

Kids 5 and under skate for FREE / Adults $3 (does not include skate rental)

The outdoor rink, a division of Ashland Parks & Recreation, is located directly across from Lithia Park and around the corner from the Plaza: 95 Winburn Way, at the corner of Nutley Street and Winburn Way. Bring the whole family; our skate rentals accommodate toddler size 9 up to Men’s size 15 (supplies and sizes are limited).  NEW this year, we will offer skate trainers for select sessions… available at no charge.

For more information on prices, schedules, lessons, family and adapted programming, hockey, scholarships and all we have to offer you, visit, call the ice rink directly at 541.488.9189, or call the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541.488.5340.

To learn more about Ashland Parks & Rec, visit, call 541.488.5340 or speak with staff directly at our office in upper Lithia Park, 340 S Pioneer St.

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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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