“Fun, it’s in our Nature!”


Our 2022 Summer Community PlayGuide… What to Do! is out and registration is open! View the guide and register for programs at 

The annual 4th of July Run is back and in person this year! This run is steeped in tradition dating back to 1976. Two runs are offered, a 2-mile fun run and a 10K that attracts local competitors as well as running talent from other regions in the U.S. The routes are scenic and on closed roadways. A section of the 10K route is along the tree-lined Bear Creek Greenway. View the map, learn more and register at Register early and save $$$ – Get a t-shirt with this year’s logo! (Shirts must be ordered by Jun 14.) 

The Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool will open for the season in mid June 2022! Our seasonal pool will offer recreational opportunities for the community and most importantly, teach kids how to swim! Swimming provides many health benefits and is a crucial life-saving skill. Are you looking for a job? We are hiring lifeguards and swim instructors. Info at 


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. 


Our Senior Services Division enhances the lives ?of seniors by promoting healthy aging, well-being, dignity and independence.  We empower older adults as valued, contributing members of the community and together advocate for the diverse needs of seniors and their families throughout Ashland. We offer many in-person activities at Ashland Senior Center. Learn more and sign up at or 541.488.5342.


Join us every Thursday at North Mountain Park to battle invasive species, plant native trees and shrubs and help care for this wonderful park. The work party runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Tools and friendly training provided. Drop-ins welcome, check the front porch of the Nature Center for info on where the work will be happening that day.

Join the volunteer gardening team at the North Mountain Park Demonstration Gardens! Work parties are held every Wed, 9 -11 a.m., Mar through Nov. All experience levels are welcome. Adopt a garden for the season or drop in anytime. 

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 

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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