Parks & Recreation Department

Parks & Recreation Department

The Parks & Recreation Department provides many opportunities for recreational activities for the family.· The Park System consists of the following parks:· Central Park, Southside Park, Riverfront Park, Oliverio Park, Linear Park, Dawson Park and Municipal Pool, Spring Park, and ‘New’ Park.· The Parks & Recreation Department operates the Ashland Park System for the City Commission.· A Park Board and Tree Board, consisting of interested volunteers, advise the City on park operations.· Appointment to either board is by the Mayor with Commission confirmation.· All parks are open from 7:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M. daily.

The Parks & Recreation Department performs maintenance for all park activities. The Maintenance Supervisor may be reached by calling 327-2042.· The normal hours of operation are 7:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. Monday through Friday with a maintenance worker on Saturday and Sunday to handle weekend activities or emergencies.

The Parks & Recreation Department handles scheduling for all park activities.· The Parks & Recreation Director’s office is located in the Round House on the 22nd street end of Central Park.· The phone number is 606-327-2046.· The normal hours of operation are 8:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. ·A maintenance worker is on duty each day from 3:30 P.M. until 12:00 P.M. to patrol the parks and to handle any emergencies.The Round House Activity Room and the Log House may be rented for special events and weddings may be scheduled in the park