Jackson County is at Extreme Risk for the spread of COVID-19, visit the Governor's website for information on what is allowed during this time. Get general updates, cancelations, and resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic here.

Parks and Recreation

1195 E Main St
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Phone: 541.488.5340
Contact: Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A special message from your friends at Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission... 
ALL are welcome here - Please take a moment to read.

COVID-19 UPDATE on Dec 2: Jackson County has been placed in an extreme risk level for COVID-19 spread. Our parks are still open, including tennis and pickleball courts, but the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will not open for the 2020-2021 season. Please adhere to public health guidelines for face coverings, distancing and limiting group sizes.   
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APRC WinterSpring PlayGuide

The 2021 WinterSpring PlayGuide is available online. This guide is unlike any other guide as it is missing one important aspect of what we do and love, recreation programming. Learn more 

Looking for Ways to Stay Connected and Recreate in New Ways? Find your space with us! Check out our collection of digital resources (virtual recreation!)

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  • Facial coverings are required outdoors if unable to maintain physical distancing of six (6) feet or more  
  • Facial coverings are required in all public indoor spaces at all times
  • Keep six (6) feet apart
  • Groups of people are limited to 10 or less (avoid congregating... crowds lead to closures)
  • See the full list of guidelines
WHAT'S OPEN in Phase Two... (Before heading out read the Outdoor Recreation Guidelines. Pay close attention to the signage in parks for the latest information on public health guidelines.)
All Parks

Brick and mortar restrooms
Picnic Tables
Picnic Shelters/Structures
Trails (Some trails are signed as one-way only, ashland.or.us/ParksMaps)
Tennis/Pickleball Courts (Adhere to the limits on number of players)
Volleyball Courts (restricted to one-on-one or doubles only)
Oak Knoll Golf Course 
Sports Fields are open by reservation ONLY
For info on Jackson Co. Parks, such as Emigrant Lake, go to 

WHAT'S CLOSED in Phase Two...
Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will not open at this time 
Oak Knoll Golf Course Club House is closed, but the course is open
Basketball Courts (contact sports)
All Facilities and Offices (reservations of Indoor or Outdoor Facilities, including picnic areas, are not Allowed)
APRC Sponsored Events Postponed or Canceled (see full list of events)
Special Events on Parks Property are not Allowed 

COVID-19 Guidelines & Resources
Guidelines for Outdoor Recreation 
View Hygiene Stations in Ashland
View current Senior Resources related to COVID-19
Neighbors Helping Neighbors (Tips from Jackson Co. Health & Human Services)
Options for Helping Residents of Ashland ​
Adopt-A-Neighbor Ashland

View the COVID-19 News Chronology

APRC manages 18 parks within the City limits, over 780 acres of parkland and 48 miles of trails. Learn more about the APRC Parks Division. ​Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, @AshlandParksandRec, and use the hashtags #AshlandParksandRec #APRC #AshlandWhatToDo. ​
What to Do... 

Frequently Viewed Links...
Community Gardens
Community Resources
Dog Friendly Parks and Areas

GolfIPM (​Integrated Pest Management Policy​)
Lithia Park

Check out our FUN & INFORMATIVE Videos
View our Video Archives
Photo Tour
Rent a Facility
Community Resources
Ashland Senior Center
Lithia Park
N MT Park Nature Center
Oak Knoll Golf Course
Community Gardens

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink is located at 95 Winburn Way in Lithia Park at the corner of Winburn Way and Nutley St. The rink is open November through February each year. Learn more at ashland.or.us/IceRink 
APRC produces three (3) Community PlayGuides each year, each with recreation programming that offers something for everyone! More info at ashland.or.us/Register.

The Rec Division offices are located in The Grove at 1195 E Main St in Ashland. The Grove is the place where you can register for a program, get a map or gift certificate, apply for a scholarship, reserve an APRC facility or just stop by to say hello! 


APRC facilities and specified park locations can be rented for private events such as weddings, receptions, meetings, picnics and family gatherings. Learn more.
The APRC Rec Division offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays) and located in The Grove at 1195 E Main St in Ashland. 

Currently, APRC oversees four community gardens - Learn more.

The Ashland Senior Center is under the APRC Senior Services Division and is located at 1699 Homes Ave in Ashland. Visit AshlandSeniorServices.org to learn about all the services and activities for seniors and their families. 

The North Mountain Park Nature Center is a Division of Ashland Parks & Recreation - Complete info at NorthMountainPark.org
Know before you splash... we monitor water quality each May through October. Learn more
In addition to programming for all ages and abilities, APRC hosts/promotes the following annual events:

And, look for our seasonal opening celebrations of the Daniel Meyer Memorial Meyer Pool... Island Night: A Aloha State of Mind (July), and the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink... First Frost. 

APRC manages 48 miles of trails in and around Ashland. View maps at ashland.or.us/ParksMaps
The Oak Knoll Golf Course is a Division of APRC - Complete info at OakKnollGolf.org
Become a VIP member with APRC! VIP... Volunteer in Parks! It's the Natural Thing to Do!" Learn more 
APRC oversees 18 parks, two of which are dog friendly (Lithia Park and North Mountain Park are not dog friendly). APRC currently has one dog park that is a two-acre fenced-in area where dogs can run off leash and socialize with other dogs - Learn more.

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