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.
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!
In 2014, Lithia Park was designated as one of the top ten Great American Spaces by the American Planning Association. Learn more at Planning.org/greatplaces.
In 2013, two century-old landmarks in Lithia Park were restored and celebrated - Learn more. Read about the history of Lithia Park and take a tour of historical Lithia Park.
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
Learn how you can contribute to the RESTORATION PROJECT (ashlandparksfoundation.com/campaigns) for this centerpiece of Lithia Park.
View a general map of Lithia Park, a hiking trails map or a walking distance map of Lithia Park (PDF formats).
The Japanese Garden in Lithia Park has been adopted by Richard Anderson and Alison Date through the Adopt-a-Park Program.