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Lithia Park

Get the latest info on the Japanese Garden Redesign 
View the Draft Master Plan for Lithia Park

NOTICE: Campfire rings/fire pits and charcoal BBQs should not be used in parks at this time. Gas stoves are allowed.

Did you miss the Ashland City Band Concerts last summer? Due to COVID-19, all concerts were canceled in 2020 and they will not take place in 2021. Traditionally, the band performs Thursday evenings during the summer at the Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park. Learn how you can watch the Ashland City Band Encore Series

In the hub of downtown sits Lithia Park, Ashland's crown jewel. Lithia is a 100-acre vista of emerald lawns, tennis/pickleball courts, a sand-pit volleyball court, picnic areas, colorful landscaping and playground equipment.

In 2016, local author, John Enders, wrote a book entitled, Lithia Park: The Heart & Soul of Ashland - Learn more

In 2013, two century-old landmarks in Lithia Park were restored and celebrated - Learn more. Read about the history of Lithia Park and take a tour of historical Lithia Park.

In 2014, Lithia Park was designated as one of the top ten Great American Spaces by the American Planning Association.

The park follows Ashland Creek (Know Before You Splash!) through undeveloped woodlands, and also includes a Japanese garden, two duck ponds, a formal rose garden, groves of sycamore trees and a number of secluded spots. Discover the plants and trees of Lithia Park with our Lithia Park Trail Guide. Learn more about our guided nature walks through the park during the summer months.

Butler-Perozzi Fountain
Butler-Perozzi Fountain in Lithia Park

You can contribute to the restoration of the fountain by making a donation to the Ashland Parks Foundation, ashlandparksfoundation.com.  

View maps of Lithia Park, or learn about facility rentals, including planning your wedding in Lithia Park!  

The Japanese Garden in Lithia Park has been adopted by Richard Anderson and Alison Date. The upper part of Lithia Park has been adopted by Sunday Afternoons, Inc, and the middle part of Lithia Park has been adopted by the Medford Water Polo Club and the lower part of Lithia Park has been adopted by the Neuman Hotel Group. All adoptees volunteer through the Adopt-a-Park Program

Lithia Park is open from dawn until 11:30 p.m.

All dogs, except for ADA compliant service dogs, are not allowed in Lithia Park and dog ownersDogs in Parks risk being fined $115. Dog owners may walk their dog on a leash around the park.

  • View information on ADA service animals at the ADA.gov website
  • View our 'Suggested Dog Walks Near Downtown Ashland' on our maps page (loop around Lithia Park)
  • View dog friendly parks and areas in Ashland 

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Visit the APRC at AshlandParksandRec.org or call 541.488.5340 for more information.

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