In the hub of downtown sits Lithia Park, Ashland's crown jewel. Lithia is a 100-acre vista of emerald lawns, tennis courts (pickleball), a sand-pit volleyball court, picnic areas, colorful landscaping and playground equipment. Lithia Park is open from dawn until 11 p.m. View info on the Lithia Park Master Plan.
John Enders' book entitled, Lithia Park: The Heart & Soul of Ashland, is now available for purchase. What a great holiday gift for family and friends! The release of the book coincides with the 100-year Anniversary of the park in 2016 - (Cover photo courtesy Jeffrey McFarland) Learn more!
The park follows Ashland Creek through undeveloped woodlands, and also includes a Japanese garden, two duck ponds, a formal rose garden, groves of sycamore trees and a number of secluded spots. Discover the plants and trees of Lithia Park with our Lithia Park Trail Guide.
Butler-Perozzi Fountain in Lithia Park
The Japanese Garden in Lithia Park has been adopted by Richard Anderson and Alison Date. The middle part of Lithia Park has been adopted by the Medford Water Polo Club and the lower part of Lithia Park has been adopted by the Neuman Hotel Group. All adoptees volunteer through the Adopt-a-Park Program.