Spring with Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission

Spring with Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission

by Ashland Parks & Recreation Staff

Change is in the air… Beginning with our Summer 2015 Recreation Guide coming out this month, we will no longer direct-mail our guide to EVERY Ashland and Talent household. If you would like to continue to receive a guide in your mailbox, please complete the online form at, email us at or give us a call at 541.488.5340. Online guides are always available at

Have you checked out our NEW Oak Knoll Website – Thank you to local photographers Jim Chamberlain and Bryon Devore for their beautiful shots of the course. Watch for FootGolf coming soon! FootGolf is a blend of soccer and golf played with a soccer ball. The holes are shortened holes and the cups are 21-inch in diameter. The rules generally correspond to the game of golf.

The 25th Annual Ashland Community Bike Swap will once again take place at The Grove, 1195 E Main St in Ashland on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 2 p.m. Admission is only $1/person; $3/family (kids under 5 free). This year’s Swap is brought to you by the Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission, Rogue Valley Transportation District, Jefferson Public Radio and the City of Ashland Fire Department, Transportation Commission and Police Department. Learn more at or give us a call at 541.488.5340. Proceeds from the Swap benefit bicycle safety education in the Rogue Valley.

Registration for our Annual 4th of July Run opens on Tuesday, April 14. That gives you three months to train for either the 2-Mile Fun Run or the 10K! All details are available at If you want this year’s t-shirt, you’ll need to place your order by June 12. Shirts are only $10 and feature the artwork of Jack Wiens, this year’s winner of our Annual Logo Design Contest. Way to go, Jack!

The Annual Rogue Valley Bird Day event at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Ave in Ashland, will be on Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to noon.  Check out all of the details at

To learn more about Ashland Parks & Rec and register for one of our programs, visit, call 541.488.5340 or speak with staff directly at our office in upper Lithia Park, 340 S Pioneer St. Don’t forget to “LIKE” us on Facebook – “We’ll see you in the Park and on Facebook!”

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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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