About Lithia Park
Gardens And Parks, Urban Environment, Cultural, Interesting Places
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.