Nature Center


North Mountain Park Skyline
The North Mountain Park Nature Center is a division of APRC, located at 620 N Mountain Avenue in Ashland. 

NATURE CENTER: Open Tuesdays & Thursdays  9am-1pm 

Check out our Annual Reports, or our 5-Year Impact Summary
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Annual Report

Has the pandemic left you feeling disconnected? You can experience the outdoors and reconnect by taking part in socially distanced work parties at North Mountain Park! On Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon, join the gardening team. On Thursdays, from 9 to 11 a.m., join the restoration team. For more info on North Mountain Park and other volunteer opps, contact our Volunteer & Event Coordinator, Sulaiman Shelton,, 541.552.2264 or 541.499.8798. Volunteer with us, “It’s the Natural thing to Do!”

Learn more at the following links.

The Community PlayGuide... what to do

​Registration is open for Summer 2024 programs. View the Summer 2024 PlayGuide or go directly to our registration site. This guide will cover May through August.

Registration is still open for programs in the Winter/Spring 2024 PlayGuide. View the Winter-Spring PlayGuide or go directly to our registration site. This guide will cover January through April.

North Mountain Park, located next to Bear Creek in beautiful Ashland Oregon, encompasses a Nature Center, Demonstration Gardens, playing fields and several acres of wildlife-friendly open space and trails. The mission of the Nature Center, which is part of the Ashland Parks & Recreation Department, is "to promote greater community awareness, understanding and enjoyment of the local natural environment, and to foster stewardship through educational programs and activities." While the majority of programs and activities described on this website take place at North Mountain Park, many others are offered at outlying park and school locations throughout Ashland.

The idea of having a Nature Center at North Mountain Park arose from citizen input during the early planning phase of the park in 1995. After over a year of well-attended public meetings, the Ashland Parks Commission approved the idea of restoring the floodplain portion of the 40-acre park and developing a Nature Center on the site. Since 1997, APRC has funded the planning and the implementation of the community-led vision for the Nature Center and its associated programs.

All dogs, except for ADA compliant service dogs, are not allowed in North Mountain Park and dog owners risk being fined $115. Dog owners may walk their dog on leash in the southeast section (on the hill) of the park called Rocky Top. (Dogs are not allowed in the Playground on Rocky Top.) 

To learn more visit 620 N Mountain Ave in Ashland or call  541.488.6606.
You may also visit the APRC home page or call 541.488.5340 for more information.

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