09-Mar-13: Lithia Park, Ashland, Oregon

Lithia Park in January:

Lithia Park - Ashland Creek - Ashland, Oregon
Lithia Park and Ashland Creek – Ashland, Oregon (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Lithia Park is the largest and most central park in Ashland, Oregon. It consists of 93 acres of forested canyonland around Ashland Creek, stretching from the downtown plaza up toward its headwaters near Mount Ashland. Its name originates from the lithium oxide found in the stream water.  The park has two large green area, a bandshell for public musical performances, two duck ponds, a large playground, tennis courts, community buildings and, in winter, an ice skating rink. It also offers picnic areas and miles of hiking trails.  The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Read the blog about my January trip to Ashland, Oregon: http://wp.me/p3dhVM-1h


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