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 here! Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. 

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink in Lithia Park will open on November 18!
Watch for details of our seasonal opening celebration: FIRST FROST on Saturday, November 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. Check out all of the details and this season’s schedule (including the holiday schedule) here.

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 here.

Are you interested in volunteering for APRC?
We have opportunities for many interests and abilities! Current opps 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 here.

We would like to take a moment to thank all participating park ADOPTERS through our Adopt-a-Park Program:

Ashland Creek Park – adopted by the Ashland Lions Club

Bluebird Park – Recology Ashland

Briscoe Geology Park – The Jefferson Center

Calle Guanajuato – Albertsons in Ashland

Clay Street Park – The Siskiyou School

Dog Park – NatureWise

Garden Way Park – Soroptimists

Garfield Park – Yogurt Hut

Glenwood Park – SOU Green House

Hunter Park – Ashland Tennis & Fitness Club

Lithia Park‘s Japanese Garden – Rachel Nixon & Barbara Settles

Oredson-Todd Woods – 7th and 8th grades at John Muir School

Railroad Park – Wells Fargo Bank in Ashland

Scenic Park – Rotary Ashland Lithia Springs Club & the Ashland Kiwanis Club.  

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 the City GIS Department!

Thank you to all of our sponsors of the Bear Creek Salmon Festival 2015!
The Festival is an annual event the first Saturday of every October at North Mountain Park celebrating salmon and our watershed. Check out our generous sponsors here.

To learn more about APRC and register for one of our programs: visit us here, 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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