City of Ashland, Oregon / Parks and Recreation / City News

Lithia Park Book by Local Author, John Enders

Lithia Park: The Heart and Soul of Ashland
John Enders, a local author, journalist and historian, has researched and written a coffee table-style book on the history of Lithia Park. The book, Lithia Park: The Heart and Soul of Ashland, is sponsored by the Ashland Parks Foundation and features many historic photos, some dating back to the late 1800s, as well as a selection of modern-day photos generously donated by Ashland photographers.

Lithia Park is a 100-acre jewel in Ashland that is loved by locals and tourists alike. For John, the park holds a special place in his heart: his great-grandfather, Henry Enders, served on the first Parks Commission. In the summer of 2016, the Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC) celebrated 100 years of Lithia Park! “It is so fitting that the release of the Lithia Park book coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the park. I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to the Ashland Parks Foundation for sponsoring the book; without the involvement of the Foundation this book might have not been possible,” stated Michael A. Black, APRC Director.

What a great holiday gift for family and friends! Books may be purchased online NOW (at Amazon). The books are also available at one of these APRC offices:
  • The Grove, 1195 East Main St
  • The Parks Administration Office, 340 S Pioneer St (upper Lithia Park)
  • North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N Mountain Ave
Or purchase the book at one of these local business: The book is priced at $24.95 and proceeds will benefit the Ashland Parks Foundation. If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, visit AshlandParksFoundation.com or call 541.488.5340. 

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Release Date: 11/2/2016
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