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Here's how we maintain city open spaces

We want to highlight the coordinated efforts and hard work put forth by the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission employees who maintain Ashland's "open space...

Volunteer in parks and become a VIP

I remember my first time in North Mountain Park, I was planting trees along the banks of Beach Creek. It was restoration work with my class, we had come to do o...

Think water safety this summer

Summer is here! As our community continues to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all anxious to get back to enjoying outdoor activities, including cooling of...

Ashland Parks and Recreation misses you

Here at Ashland Parks and Recreation, we are preparing for the day when we can get back to providing regular services to our community. For now, we will continu...

Finding new ways to stay connected

When life returns to normal, and it will, we will be here for you as always, providing parks, open spaces, trails, recreation programs and important social serv...

Capital improvement projects

As we kick off this new year it is a very busy and exciting time at Ashland Parks and Recreation (APR). Developing a new park at the East Main Property, improvi...

Resolve to get involved in the new year

Ashland seniors are invited to a Senior Volunteer Fair on from 2 to 4 p. m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. The event is co-sponso...

Ashland Parks and Recreation

Veterans Day was earlier this month, and November is typically a time when I pause and think about the service of others ... military, volunteer or community se...

Ashland parks prep for fall fun

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. The cooler weather, jaunts outside with layers of clothing rather than layers of sunscreen, sweaters, hats, w...

Celebrating diversity in the garden

A summer afternoon in the garden is a celebration of diversity. The North Mountain Park Demonstration Gardens are a canvas of flowering plants, home for wildlif...

May is a busy month for Ashland parks staff

This month has been especially busy for the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission. We hosted Rogue Valley Bird Day May 11, the Southern Oregon Tree Climbing C...

Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool

Recently there has been information published about the work of the Pool Ad Hoc Committee and concerns surrounding the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool. Some of the i...

Nothing goes to waste at Salmon Fest

My 8-year-old son Sage is looking over my shoulder, making a disgruntled face. He's a keen observer. "We forgot to tell them about the straws" he says, disappoi...