Ashland Parks and Recreation

“Fun, it’s in our Nature!” – September 2021 Edition

RECREATION… 

The 2021 Autumn Community PlayGuide, “What to Do,” is out and registration is OPEN! Learn more and self-register for a recreation program by visiting AshlandParksandRec.org to access the PlayGuide. Due to the rising numbers of COVID, the fall guide will only be available in digital format on our website and will be kept up to date as the situation with the pandemic evolves. 

The Rock the Knoll concert series will wrap up for the season with two shows this month. The band Hog Wild will play on Sep 10, and The Brothers Reed will play on Sep 30. The live concerts take place at the beautiful Oak Knoll Golf Course. This FREE concert series is made possible by Blackstone Publishing in Ashland and is appropriate for all ages. Find yourself immersed in the beat and experience the best concert series in all of Southern Oregon. Night putting, dancing, delicious food, drink and so much more… Check out Ashland’s municipal golf course at OakKnollGolf.org, 

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. More info at AshlandSeniorServices.org.  

VOLUNTEER… 

As temperatures begin to cool heading into Fall, enjoy the outdoors and make a difference by volunteering with Ashland Parks and Recreation. Gather some friends and volunteer at your neighborhood park or get to know a new park and join maintenance work parties across town. 

Join in regular restoration work parties at North Mountain Park on Thursdays from 9 to 11:00 a.m. Battle invasive species, plant native trees and shrubs and help care for this wonderful park. Tools and friendly training provided. Drop-ins welcome but join our email list to receive updates on timing and projects! Check the front porch of the Nature Center for info on where the work will be happening that day.

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

PARKS, TRAILS & MORE… 

Going hiking? View trail maps in the Ashland Watershed by visiting ashland.or.us/ParksMaps. We co-manage 53 miles of trails in and around Ashland. 

Are you familiar with our dog-friendly parks and walks? Discover places to take fido on-leash, and off-leash at the popular Ashland Dog Park. Also, learn about the impact dogs can have on wildlife, even when dog owners are doing all the right things! Complete info at ashland.or.us/DogFriendly.  

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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