Autumn with Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Registration for our Autumn programs is underway! View all of our fall programs in the digital Rec Guide at! Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration.

Mark your calendars for the annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival on Saturday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Water – Keep it Flowing!” Don’t miss the outdoor fun, live music, Native American drumming, and tasty treats from our food vendor, Peruvian Point, serving authentic Peruvian Cuisine in Southern Oregon, and more! Learn more about this FREE event at

Did you know we offer Adapted Rec Programs? Our Adapted Programs are specifically designed for those with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. Our Fall 2015 lineup includes (just to name a few): Afternoon Active Adventures, Group Bowling, and Day Trips to places like the Equamore Horse Sanctuary in Ashland. Check out ALL of our Adapted Programs at

Are you interested in volunteering for APRC? We have opportunities for many interests and abilities! Current opportunities include: serving lunch at the Ashland Senior Center (weekdays), Ice Rink host (no skating experience necessary), park clean-ups and more! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lori Ainsworth, at 541.488.5340 or, or complete our online app at

A new position has opened on the Bee City USA Sub-committee. If you are interested in serving, please contact our Bee City USA liaison, Libby VanWyhe, at The deadline to apply is Monday, September 21. Visit for more information. (NOTE: Ashland became the 5th Bee City USA in the nation in December 2014!)

The Daniel Meyer Pool in Hunter Park will be open through September 18, 2015! The pool is an outdoor facility located at 1705 Homes Ave in Ashland. You can reach the pool at 541.488.0313. Check out all pool offerings and the 2015 calendar at

FootGolf at the Oak Knoll Golf Course is in full swing! FootGolf combines elements of soccer and golf. The player’s goal is fairly simple: to kick a soccer ball into a 21-inch cup in the fewest KICKS possible. Check out further details at To book a TEE TIME, call 541.482.4311 or email (Groups limited to four players.)

Have you heard about our web apps? Check out our Parks and Trail finder web app at – and take a tour of historic Lithia Park at Many thanks to Rickey Fite and Lea Richards of the City of Ashland GIS Department for their help and expertise in making our web apps possible!

To learn more about APRC and register for one of our programs, visit, 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!”




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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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