Jackson County will enter the Moderate Risk category COVID-19 on June 18. Visit the Governor's website for information on what is allowed during this time. Get general updates, vaccine information, and resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic here.

Parks and Recreation

1195 E Main St
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Phone: 541.488.5340
Contact: Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A special message from your friends at Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission... 
ALL are welcome here - Please take a moment to read.

June 19, or Juneteenth, is now a Federal Holiday, Juneteenth National Independence Day. All APRC and City offices will be closed, and most staff will be off work on Friday, June 18, to observe this new holiday. The Oak Knoll Golf Course and the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool will remain open. Learn more 

On June 21, APRC staff will be off for a mandated furlough day. All APRC facilities will be closed for business, including the Oak Knoll Golf Course and the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool. 

As of June 18, Jackson County will be in the Moderate Risk category for COVID-19 spread. Our parks and sports courts are open. All indoor facilities are closed at this time. Please adhere to public health guidelines for face coverings, distancing and limiting group sizes. Learn more about COVID-19 and how it is affecting Parks & Recreation, and view guidelines and resources. 

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

Registration for recreation programs in the 2021 Summer PlayGuide is OPEN! This guide covers May through August. Due to the pandemic, all programs will take place virtually or outdoors. The Summer PlayGuide is only available online. 
Are you interested in teaching a recreation program through APRC? Submit a Instructor-Class Proposal form today! ashland.or.us/Instructors

Looking for Ways to Stay Connected and Recreate in New Ways? Find your space with us! Check out our collection of digital resources (virtual recreation!)


APRC manages 18 parks within the City limits, over 780 acres of parkland and co-manages 53 miles of trails. Learn more about the APRC Parks Division. ​

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, @AshlandParksandRec, and use the hashtags #AshlandParksandRec #APRC #AshlandWhatToDo. ​
What to Do... 

Frequently Viewed Links...
Community Gardens
Community Resources
Dog Friendly Parks and Areas

GolfIPM (​Integrated Pest Management Policy​)
Lithia Park

Check out our FUN & INFORMATIVE Videos
View our Video Archives
Photo Tour
Rent a Facility
Community Resources
Ashland Senior Center
Lithia Park
N MT Park Nature Center
Oak Knoll Golf Course
Community Gardens

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink is located at 95 Winburn Way in Lithia Park at the corner of Winburn Way and Nutley St. The rink is open November through February each year. Learn more at ashland.or.us/IceRink 
APRC produces three (3) Community PlayGuides each year, each with recreation programming that offers something for everyone! More info at ashland.or.us/Register.

The Rec Division offices are located in The Grove at 1195 E Main St in Ashland. The Grove is the place where you can register for a program, get a map or gift certificate, apply for a scholarship, reserve an APRC facility or just stop by to say hello! 


APRC facilities and specified park locations can be rented for private events such as weddings, receptions, meetings, picnics and family gatherings. Learn more.
The APRC Rec Division offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays) and located in The Grove at 1195 E Main St in Ashland. 

Currently, APRC oversees four community gardens - Learn more.

The Ashland Senior Center is under the APRC Senior Services Division and is located at 1699 Homes Ave in Ashland. Visit AshlandSeniorServices.org to learn about all the services and activities for seniors and their families. 

The North Mountain Park Nature Center is a Division of Ashland Parks & Recreation - Complete info at NorthMountainPark.org
Know before you splash... we monitor water quality each May through October. Learn more
In addition to programming for all ages and abilities, APRC hosts/promotes the following annual events:

And, look for our seasonal opening celebrations of the Daniel Meyer Memorial Meyer Pool... Island Night: A Aloha State of Mind (July), and the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink... First Frost. 

APRC manages 48 miles of trails in and around Ashland. View maps at ashland.or.us/ParksMaps
The Oak Knoll Golf Course is a Division of APRC - Complete info at OakKnollGolf.org
Become a VIP member with APRC! VIP... Volunteer in Parks! It's the Natural Thing to Do!" Learn more 
APRC oversees 18 parks, two of which are dog friendly (Lithia Park and North Mountain Park are not dog friendly). APRC currently has one dog park that is a two-acre fenced-in area where dogs can run off leash and socialize with other dogs - Learn more.

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