Ashland Parks and Recreation has announces new playground equipment has been installed at Hunter Park, 1699 Homes Ave. in Ashland. The equipment was purchased from a local manufacturer and distributor, Playcraft Systems. This handicap accessible playground includes:

• Toddler park (for ages 2 to 12);

• Two bear swing riders;

• An arch swing with play share;

• Two picnic tables (one is handicap accessible);

• A stand-n-spin; and

• A play forest service truck.

The cost for the equipment and installation was $65,000. Hunter Park, approximately 10 acres in size, is between Walker and Normal streets. In addition to the new playground, the park features tennis courts; ballfields; picnic areas; restrooms; the Daniel Meyer Swimming Pool (an outdoor, seasonal pool); and the Ashland Senior Center (

For more information, go to, or call 541-488-5340. You can learn more about Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission at