Ashland Parks and Recreation

“Fun, it’s in our Nature!” February 2022 edition

RECREATION… 

The 2022 WinterSpring PlayGuide is OUT and registration is OPEN. View the guide and register for recreation programs at AshlandParksandRec.org. We hope to be part of your New Year’s resolutions to get fit and expand your mind! 

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink is OPEN through Presidents Day 2022! This magical, outdoor rink is in Lithia Park at 95 Winburn Way. Please remember to check the online schedule before heading out to the rink! View the schedule and learn more at ashland.or.us/IceRink. 

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION… 

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 AshlandParksandRec.org. You can also learn how you can participate, contact the Commissioners, and view Commissioner bios and goals, agendas and minutes. 

SENIOR SERVICES… 

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. If public health conditions permit, starting in January in-person senior activities will gradually resume at Ashland Senior Center. Or increase your social connections from home by joining our Ashland Senior Phone Buddy program. Learn more or sign up at AshlandSeniorServices.org or 541.488.5342.

VOLUNTEER… 

Volunteers are needed to help eradicate damaging, invasive plants from our park land. You can make a difference in restoring our parks and protecting our native plants and animals by lending a hand. Volunteer solo or join a small group and help us remove Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry and more. No experience necessary, and training and tools provided. 

 

Join in monthly restoration work parties at North Mountain Park Thursday, February 3, and March 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. Battle invasive species, plant native trees and shrubs and help care for this wonderful park. Tools and friendly training provided. Join our email list for work party updates!

Our Senior Services Division is seeking volunteers for Ashland Senior Phone Buddy, a program aimed at reducing social isolation for older adults. Make a difference in someone’s day from the comfort of your home by making regular social phone calls. Apply Today!

If you enjoy working on bikes, or simply want to learn more about it, we are seeking volunteers to help fix up bikes! Work in collaboration with Rogue Valley Transportation District and APRC to help fix up bikes which will be donated to low income families and help raise funds for bike education in the Valley. If you are interested in joining bike maintenance work parties that take place on the second Thursday of the month, please reach out today!

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 Sulaiman.shelton@ashland.or.us. 

For more info visit AshlandParksandRec.org, email ParksInfo@ashland.or.us 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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