December 2022 edition


Thanks to a generous donation from Dennis Powers to the Ashland Parks Foundation, the lights at the Lithia Park Pickleball Courts have been upgraded and are fully functional.

The Ashland Japanese Garden in Lithia Park is almost complete. The authentic garden is open at this time. Learn more at


Watch for the 2023 WinterSpring Community PlayGuide… What to Do! This guide will be mailed to all Ashland Households. View the current guide and register for programs at

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink is open! The rink is located in Lithia Park at 95 Winburn Way. 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, and the white lights are twinkling. We hope you can join us for our gala annual event, FIRST FROST Community Skating Event, Saturday, December 17. Complete info at


Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink — Volunteers are needed at the Ashland Ice Rink! Volunteers help young skaters, keep the rink welcoming, and assist with events. Weekend and afternoon shifts are available. Volunteers earn free skate passes, and students earn community service hours. No skating experience needed.

Bike Maintenance Work Parties — Come volunteer to fix up bikes at the Grove, 1195 E Main St, every Wednesday afternoon, 1:30 -4:30 p.m. All experience levels are welcome. Bikes are distributed to local aid organizations and low-income residents of the area and sold at the Bike Swap to help raise funds for bike safety education in the Rogue Valley.

For all volunteer opportunities, to learn more, sign-up or to join an email list, please call or email Volunteer Coordinator, Sulaiman Shelton, at 541.552.2264 or


Our Senior Services Division offers many services and activities at Ashland Senior Center and The Grove. Learn more and sign up at or 541.488.5342. We have the following free, upcoming events. (Registration is required by emailing or calling 541.48.5342.)

  • Technology Basics Class Series: iPhone and iPad Basics, Wednesday, December 14, 1 p.m.

  • Holiday Party with refreshments, carols and gifts, Wednesday, December 21, 2 p.m.


Parks and Recreation Commissioners hold their regular business meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Study Sessions are typically held the 1st Wednesday of the month. Check the APRC public meeting calendar at You can also learn how you can participate, contact the Commissioners, and view Commissioner bios and goals, agendas and minutes.

For more info visit, email or call 541.488.5340. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @AshlandParksandRec and use the hashtags #APRCstayConnected #AshlandParksandRec #APRC #FunItsInOurNature #AshlandWhatToDo

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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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