Lithia Park is a staple of Ashland. Its beauty and serenity is well known, even outside of Ashland. We know that this park draws people from near and far to take a stroll, play pickleball, have picnics, and more. But how much do you know about Lithia Park and its history? The free Lithia Park nature walks can change this.
When are the free Lithia park nature walks?
From May 1 – September 30:
In July and August there’s an additional walk on:
Walks take place from 10:00 am – 11:30 am regardless of the day. Each walk is about 1.5 hours. The free Lithia Park nature walks are leisurely paced, so everyone can enjoy them!
All ages are welcome at the walks, and there is no need to register in advance.
For more information you can call 541-488-5340
What can I learn about?
During these walks through Lithia Park, you’ll learn about the park’s history as well as interesting facts about its inhabitants. The walk topics change for each walk, and depending on which tour guide you have. Past topics have been: trees, flowers, birds, climate, water, geology, and the history of the park.
Each tour guide is a trained volunteer naturalist from the Ashland department of Parks and Recreation.
Where do I meet up for the walks?
The walks begin at the Lithia Park entrance, across from the Ashland Plaza. The free Lithia Park nature walks take place rain or shine. If you’re tired of being cooped up indoors due to the rain, these walks are a great way to get out and embrace nature!
What else can I do at Lithia Park?
Lithia Park is full of so many wonderful activities. After your nature walk, you can hang out in the park and enjoy the rest of what it has to offer–though to really experience everything might take longer than a day! You can enjoy the Japanese Garden, play pickleball (similar to badminton) on the pickleball courts, get some food to go and enjoy a nice picnic lunch, or simply enjoy the nature.
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