Alert: Jackson County is off the Governor's watch list, but still in Phase 2 of reopening. Please continue to wear your face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces. Get more updates, cancelations, and resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) here.
 

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A special message from your friends at Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission... 
ALL are welcome here - Please take a moment to read.  
 
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APRC Fall PlayGuide
The 2020 Fall Community PlayGuide... "What to Do!" is available and registration is open. Learn more and register for a fall program TODAY! 
 
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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PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY
OUTDOOR RECREATION GUIDELINES ARE IN PLACE:
  • 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
Playgrounds
Picnic Tables
Picnic Shelters/Structures
Trails (Some trails are signed as one-way only, ashland.or.us/ParksMaps)
Tennis/Pickleball Courts
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 
JacksonCountyOr.org

WHAT'S CLOSED in Phase Two...
Basketball Courts (contact sports)
Sandboxes
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 800 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. ​
  • Apply TODAY... Open application process for the Ashland Senior Advisory Committee (ASAC - Open until filled)​
  • Commission & Committee Public Meetings 

What to Do... 

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Community Resources
Dog Friendly Parks and Areas

GolfIPM (​Integrated Pest Management Policy​)
Lithia Park | APRC Staff
 


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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 
The Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool is located in Hunter Park and open June through September each year. Learn more at ashland.or.us/Swim 
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. For more information visit AshlandSeniorServices.org, email SeniorInfo@ashland.or.us or call 541.488.5342. 

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 Meyer Pool... Island Night: A Aloha State of Mind (July), and the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink... First Frost. 

 
 
The Oak Knoll Golf Course is a Division of APRC - Complete info at OakKnollGolf.org
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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