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The Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC) is overseen by five elected Commissioners. The mission of the APRC is to provide and promote recreational opportunities and to preserve and maintain public lands. 

The Commissioners hold their regular business meetings the 2nd Wednesday each month at 6:30 p.m., either in Council Chambers or electronically. Study Sessions are typically held the 1st Wednesday of the month (check the APRC public meeting calendar for specific dates). The public may submit written testimony for inclusion in the public record. Alternatively, oral testimony may be taken during the public meeting. For more information, please email

APRC meetings are broadcast live on RVTV. In Ashland Parks and Recreation Logo compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administratorís office at 541.488.6002 (TTY phone number 1.800.735.2900).  Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting (28CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title I). City of Ashland televised meetings will occur on channel 180 for Charter subscribers. Ashland TV subscribers can continue viewing City meetings on channel 9.

Archived meetings can be viewed on the City's web page Online Videos.

The APRC has the power to adopt by-laws, rules and regulations for the proper conduct of public recreation in the City. The APRC coordinates recreational facilities now within the City, or hereafter to be constructed or created. The Commission shall have the power to conduct any form of recreation or cultural activity that will employ the leisure time of the people of Ashland and vicinity in a constructive and wholesome manner. The APRC meetings are broadcast live on RVTV, channel 9.

Learn more about APRC Committees, Subcommittees and Ad-hoc Committees/Subcommittees. Visit the Ashland Park & Recreation home page or call 541.488.5340 for more information.

Email all Commissioners at once or, individually via their emails listed below.

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Meetings Length of Term
Second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers Members (4-year elected terms)


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Julian Bell Position†#4†Commissioner 1/1/2018 12/31/2022
Michael Black APRC†Director
Leslie Eldridge Position†#1†Commissioner 1/1/2020 12/31/2024
Mike Gardiner Position†#3†Commissioner 1/28/2013 12/31/2022
Rick Landt Position†#5†Commissioner 1/1/2011 12/31/2022
Jim Lewis Position†#2†Commissioner 1/1/2017 12/31/2024

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
11/3/2021 6:00 PM 9:00 PM APRC Study Session (Electronic)
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11/8/2021 3:30 PM 5:00 PM Ashland Senior Advisory Committee (ASAC)
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11/10/2021 6:00 PM 10:00 PM APRC Regular Business Meeting (Electronic)
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