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VIP – Volunteer in Parks through the APRC Adopt-a-Park Program

Did you know you can adopt a park in Ashland, or even a trail or a ball field? Beautiful parks
Neuman Hotel Group in Lower Lithia Park
Neuman Hotel Group in Lower Lithia Park
require a little dirty work! Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC) manages 17 parks, 48 miles of trails, a golf course, recreational facilities and multiple open spaces in Ashland; for a total of 269.79 acres of developed land and 491.27 acres of undeveloped land. Because APRC heavily restricts use of synthetic pesticides on parkland, it asks Ashland individuals, neighborhood groups and businesses to help maintain parks, trails and ball fields through its “Adopt-a-Park” Program.

Check out our current list of Adoptees:
  • Ashland Creek Park has been adopted by the Ashland Lions Club
  • Bluebird Park has been adopted by Recology Ashland 
  • Briscoe Geology Park has been adopted by The Jefferson Center                    
  • Calle Guanajuato has been adopted by Albertsons in Ashland and Standing Stone Brewing Company
  • Clay Street Park has been adopted by The Siskiyou School
  • Dog Park has been adopted by Rogue Credit Union
  • Garden Way Park has been adopted by the Soroptimists
  • Garfield Park has been adopted by Yogurt Hut
  • Glenwood Park has been adopted by SOU Green House
  • Heirloom Garden at N MT Park has been adopted by Ashland Garden Club
  • Hunter Park has been adopted by Ashland Tennis & Fitness Club
  • Lithia Park's Japanese-Style Garden has been adopted by Barbara Settles, Nitsa Marcandonatou, Carrie Chancellor and Scott Miller
  • Lower Lithia Park has been adopted by the Neuman Hotel Group 
  • Middle Lithia Park has been adopted by the Medford Water Polo Club 
  • Oredson-Todd Woods has been adopted John Muir School 
  • Railroad Park has been adopted by Wells Fargo Bank in Ashland
  • Scenic Park has been adopted by the Rotary Club of Ashland, Lithia Springs and Ashland Kiwanis Club
“This (volunteer) opportunity will definitely bring together people from different departments, which is in itself a great team building exercise. Adding to it the pride of working on our beloved Lithia Park and being outside, this is just a dream come true volunteering! As a hospitality organization with roots in Ashland we take pride in all things local and share them with our guests. Whether it’s at LARKS or LUNA where we serve food sourced from local farms, orchards and ranches, or in our rooms where our overnight packages include local wines and chocolates.”
     –  Karolina Wyszynska Lavagnino; Director of Sales & Marketing of the Neuman Hotel Group

Get involved, show community pride and have fun—all at the same time! It’s easy to do… simply commit to four cleanups a year and APRC will provide training, tools and recognition of your hard work. If you would like to get a group together to Adopt-a-Park, or join an existing group, contact Ashland Parks & Recreation Volunteer & Event Coordinator Lori Ainsworth, 541.552.2264 or

VIP – Volunteer in Parks, "It’s the Natural Thing to Do!"
Volunteer in Parks 

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