Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC) Adapted Programs are specifically designed for people with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. The programs are designed to focus on each individual's personal abilities and interests. As with most Ashland Parks & Recreation programs, pre-registration is required. To register for any of the Adapted Programs, please call the APRC office at 541-488-5340 (online registration is not available).
Please complete the Adapted Supplemental Form
and return it to the Parks office prior to the start of your program.
Creative Dance and Mindful Movement–NEW PROGRAM!
A fun, creative dance and movement class! Learn basic rhythms, feel the beats, learn new skills and explore different dance styles! Classes include warm-ups, movement games, dance techniques and stretching.
AGES 12 & up (younger are allowed with instructor approval)
DATES Sess 1: Sep 9-Oct 14 (no class Oct 7)
Sess 2: Nov 11-Dec 16 (no class Nov 25)
PLACE The Grove, 1195 E Main St
COST $35 (5 classes)
Friday Night Social
Join us for an evening of laid-back fun with games, movies, snacks and crafts! This is a great chance for parent or caregiver respite. All participants must be able to cooperate in a group environment. If 1:1 assistance is needed, participants should bring their own attendant (no extra charge). Gluten-free food choices available and a nut-free environment. Ashland Parks & Recreation Adapted Programs are specifically designed for people with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. The programs are designed to focus on each individual’s personal abilities and interests.
AGES 15 to adult
DATES Aug 18 | Sep 8 | Oct 20 | Nov 17 | Dec 15
TIME 6-8:30 p.m.
PLACE Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
Join your friends at Roxy Ann Lanes for a Sunday evening of bowling, playing in the arcade or just hanging out! Price includes cost of two games and shoes. Please bring extra money to purchase food (or bring your own food) and funds for the arcade. (No bowling outing in March)
AGES 14 & up
DATES No date in Aug | Sep 10 | Oct 22
TIME 5-8 p.m. (Meet at The Grove by 5 p.m. and return by 8 p.m.)
PLACE Roxy Ann Lanes in Medford
Come and have an evening of music, dancing and fun at our new seasonal dances! Dress up in your best outfit or wear casual, it doesn't matter! All that matters is showing up and having a good time! There will also be food and drinks provided! This program is for individuals with special needs and their families and friends. Pre-registration is not required for this event.
AGES High school & up
DATES Autumn Dance: Friday, Oct 27
TIME 6:30 p.m.
PLACE The Grove, 1195 E Main Street
COST $5 paid at the door
This program is a small group aquatics program focusing on the development of stroke, breathing skills and basic water safety toward improvement of each participant’s confidence in an aquatic environment. Participants should be independent enough to work in a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio. Please bring your swim goggles.
AGES 10 & up
DAYS Mondays & Wednesdays
DATES Jul 10-Aug 9
TIME 6–7 p.m.
PLACE Ashland Family YMCA
COST $50 (10 lessons)
Would you like the skills to defend yourself? Then karate is for you! Karate also teaches focus, patience, respect, honor and how to connect the mind, body and spirit. This program is for individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Skills and forms can be adjusted for each participant's personal abilities. High-ranked students from the Ashland Karate Academy who have spent years training under the Grand Master Hanshi Jerry Piddington will be instructing this class.
AGES 10 & up (younger children are allowed with instructor permission)
DATES: Session 2: Jul 30-Aug 27'
Sess 1: Sep 17-Oct 15
Sess 2: Nov 5-Dec 10 (no class Nov 26)
TIME 4:30-6 p.m.
PLACE The Grove, 1195 E Main St
COST $50 (5 classes)
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