February at Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

View all of our WINTER programs at Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of the next guide, complete our online request form at or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be happy to add you to an email notification list.

Is the artist in you ready for a challenge? If you answered yes, we have an opportunity for you! We are looking for an artist to design the logo for the 41st Annual 4th of July Run. If your artwork is selected you will win $150, five free t-shirts featuring your design and the pride of seeing your work in multiple mediums! For guidelines, additional info and to see logos from events past, visit

John Enders’ book is out!  His coffee table-style book entitled Lithia Park: The Heart and Soul of Ashland, sponsored by the Ashland Parks Foundation, is available for sale for only $24.95.

You can pick up your copy at the following locations:

• The Grove, 1195 East Main St (cash/check only)

• The Parks Administration Office, 340 S Pioneer St (cash/check only)

• North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N Mountain Ave (cash/check only)

• Bloomsbury Books, Paddington Station or Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland

Or visit our website,, for a direct link to Amazon. Proceeds benefit the Ashland Parks Foundation. We also have beautiful posters of the book cover available for only $10! Call 541.488.5340 for more info.

The 27th Annual Ashland Community Bike Swap is right around the corner and we are looking for donated bikes in good working condition. Clean out your garage, get a tax deduction and help support bike education in our elementary schools.  Bikes can be dropped off at The Grove, 1195 E Main St, M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, contact lori.ainsworth, or 541.552.2264.

Be sure to check out Oak Knoll Golf Course and keep them in mind for our typical sunny days in February! Remember to book your tee-time at or 541.482.4311.

Our outdoor ice rink in Lithia Park is OPEN through the end of February! Visit for more info… “Let’s skate!”

Did you know Project FeederWatch is in full swing? This program takes place each year at North Mountain Park on alternate Saturdays from November through March. The next gathering will be on Saturday, February 4, from 9 to 10 a.m.  Mingle with local birders and be a part of a nationwide, citizen-driven survey that counts birds that visit feeders during the winter months. More info at or call the Nature Center at 541.488.6606.

To learn more about APRC visit, call 541.488.5340 or visit our Rec office at The Grove, 1195 E Main St. “LIKE” us on Facebook –

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