Alert: Jackson County is off the Governor's watch list, but still in Phase 2 of reopening. Please continue to wear your face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces. Get more updates, cancelations, and resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) here.

Parks and Recreation

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

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Summer PlayGuide
The 2020 Summer Community PlayGuide... "What to Do!" is available and registration is open for some programs. Learn more and register for a summer program TODAY! 
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!)

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  • Facial coverings are required outdoors if unable to maintain physical distancing of six (6) feet or more  
  • Facial coverings are required in all public indoor spaces at all times
  • Keep six (6) feet apart
  • Groups of people are limited to 10 or less (avoid congregating... crowds lead to closures)
  • See the full list of guidelines
WHAT'S OPEN in Phase Two... (Before heading out read the Outdoor Recreation Guidelines. Pay close attention to the signage in parks for the latest information on public health guidelines.)
All Parks

The Garfield Park Splash Pad (Open daily 10 a.m - 8 p.m.) 
Brick and mortar restrooms
The Swim Reservoir in Lithia Park - Know before YOU Splash! (water quality)
The Wading Area in Lithia Park (near the children's playground) Know before YOU Splash!
Picnic Table
Picnic Shelters/Structures
Trails (Some trails are signed as one-way only,
Tennis/Pickleball Courts
Volleyball Courts (restricted to one-on-one or doubles only)
Oak Knoll Golf Course 
Sports Fields are open by reservation ONLY
For info on Jackson Co. Parks, such as Emigrant Lake, go to

WHAT'S CLOSED in Phase Two...
Basketball Courts (contact sports)
Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool is Closed through the summer
All Facilities and Offices (reservations of Indoor or Outdoor Facilities, including picnic areas, are not Allowed)
APRC Sponsored Events Postponed or Canceled (see full list of events)
Special Events on Parks Property are not Allowed 

COVID-19 Guidelines & Resources
Guidelines for Outdoor Recreation 
View Hygiene Stations in Ashland
View current Senior Resources related to COVID-19
Neighbors Helping Neighbors (Tips from Jackson Co. Health & Human Services)
Options for Helping Residents of Ashland ​
Adopt-A-Neighbor Ashland

APRC COVID-19 Press Releases
June 23, 2020 APRC Staff Furloughed One Day Per Month
June 19, 2020 Adopt a Neighbor Ashland Needs More Volunteers!

View the COVID-19 News Chronology


APRC manages 18 parks within the City limits, 797 acres of parkland and 48 miles of trails. Learn more about the APRC Parks Division. ​Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, @AshlandParksandRec, and use the hashtags #AshlandParksandRec #APRC #AshlandWhatToDo. ​
  • Apply TODAY... Open application process for the Ashland Senior Advisory Committee (ASAC - Open until filled)​
  • Commission & Committee Public Meetings 

What to Do... 

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

GolfIPM (​Integrated Pest Management Policy​)
Lithia Park | APRC Staff

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 
The Daniel Meyer Pool is located in Hunter Park and open June through September each year. Learn more at 
Registration for APRC programs is underway! Learn more about registering..

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 North Mountain Park Nature Center is a Division of Ashland Parks & Recreation - Learn more.
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 Pool... Island Night: A Aloha State of Mind (July), and the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink... First Frost. 

The Oak Knoll Golf Course is a Division of Ashland Parks & Recreation - Learn more.
Ashland Parks & Recreation oversees 18 parks/properties that are dog friendly, one of which is a two-acre fenced-in area where dogs can run off leash and socialize with other dogs - Learn more.
The Ashland Senior Center is a Division of Ashland Parks & Recreation - Learn more.

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