In November, 2017, APRC officially announced the launch of the Lithia Park Master Plan. This master plan will guide the management of the resources, facilities and visitor experiences over the next 100 years, ensuring that Lithia Park continues to shine as Ashland’s jewel.
APRC’s selected team of consultants, led by the Portland office of MIG, Inc. and including local landscape architect KenCairn Associates, among other team members, is kicking off their initial field work on December 6 and 7. They will be evaluating the condition of Lithia Park currently, setting a foundation for the master plan and the future of Lithia Park.
Project Manager Laurie Matthews, a specialist in historic public parks, noted, "Lithia Park's spirit of place is palpable and evident to anyone who walks through or sits under its canopy of trees alongside the banks of Ashland Creek. Our team is honored to be helping the community envision what the next 100 years will look like. To that end, we are not focused on proposing major new changes but enhancing what resonates and changing things that will benefit the character and health of the park.”
Please check back often for updates and follow the project on social media using the hashtags:
#lithiaparkmasterplan, #lithiaparknext100years and #lithiapark - Facebook.com/AshlandParksandRec ... Look for us on Instagram in the next few weeks!
If you would like to share your thoughts on the Lithia Park Master Plan, and are unable to attend a public meeting, please email ParksInfo@ashland.or.us or call 541.488.5340.
Upcoming Public Meetings...
You are invited to meet the consultants on December 6, between 4 and 5:30 p.m. in the Siskiyou Room, Ashland Public Works Dept, 51 Winburn Way.