The East Main Property is in the design phase for a new neighborhood park.
In early 2019, APRC adopted a high priority goal to “design and build a new East Main neighborhood park, including the top priority of the second Ashland dog park.” and to “work with volunteers to explore costs and locations for a pump track and mountain bike skills park.”
This 5.52-acre open space was purchased in 2018 from the Shaffer family, a long-time Ashland family who acquired the property in the 1960s. In 2021 an additional 1.0-acre contiguous to the 5.52 parcel at 2290 E Main St was purchased, bringing the total acreage of the park to 6.52. This project will offer the citizens of Ashland a park on the south end of town. This is a replacement for the YMCA Park that was sold in 2017.
APRC will be reviewing the East Main Park Design at the Regular Business Meeting on November 8, 2023