Not far off of I-5 in the middle of the great little Southern Oregon city of Ashland lies one of my favorite parks ever. Cary and I recently visited Lithia Park and I took lots of photos, though I certainly didn't even come close to covering the whole area.
According to Wikipedia:
"Lithia Park is the largest and most central park of Ashland, Oregon. It consists of 93 acres (380,000 m2) of forested canyonland around Ashland Creek, stretching from the downtown plaza up toward its headwaters near Mount Ashland. Its name originates from lithium oxide (Li2O) or "lithia," which is found in the stream water pumped to the park.
The park has two large greens, 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."
|Source: City of Ashland Website|
So, please scroll down and enjoy the beautiful scenery, and if you are ever near-by, make sure to stop and take a look for yourself:
This is post number one of three about our overnight stay in Ashland. Please click here for post number two: Ashland, Oregon: Lodging Options.
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