Get the latest info on the Japanese Garden Redesign
View the FINAL draft of the Lithia Park Master Plan
The upper tennis/pickleball courts in Lithia will be closed for resurfacing through the end of October; the lower courts are now open. During construction, there may be opportunities for play; please watch the signs at the courts for the latest updates. Resurfacing of sports courts is required for general maintenance and occurs every five to seven years. Funding for Capital Improvement Projects like this one are made possible by Food & Beverage Funds.
Are you missing the Ashland City Band Concerts this summer? Due to COVID, all concerts were canceled in 2020. 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 in Lithia Park
You can contribute to the restoration of the fountain by making a donation to the Ashland Parks Foundation, ashlandparksfoundation.com.
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 owners risk being fined $115. Dog owners may walk their dog on a leash around the park.