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Construction is underway for Nature Play Area at North Mountain Park

Ashland Parks and Recreation is developing a new Nature Play Area at North Mountain Park in Nature Play Area at N Mountain Park Ashland. Knife River Materials began construction began on Monday, September 23, 2019.
Ashland Parks and Recreation is inspired to create a play space that is safe for families, where kids can play freely in nature while manipulating natural materials, with little to no impact to the wildlife habitat at North Mountain Park. Highlights of the new Natural Play Area will include:
  • Ground water pump
  • Water channels that lead into a sand-play area
  • Fort building area
  • Craft table
  • Willow tunnel
  • Cut stump path for hopping
  • Log boardwalk
  • Log balancing beams
  • Boulder climber
Funds for this project were raised through grants and donations, many made through the Ashland Parks Foundation. “The support for this project was amazing,” stated Katharine Cato, President of the Ashland Parks Foundation. “The fact that this project was 100% funded by grants and donations shows how important the Ashland Parks System is to this community.” For more information on this project visit
North Mountain Park is located at 620 N Mountain Ave in Ashland. For information on the North Mountain Park Nature Center visit The North Mountain Park Nature Center is a division of Ashland Parks and Recreation – Follow us on social media and use the hashtags, #NMP #NorthMountainPark #AshlandParksandRec #APRC #NaturePlayArea. 

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