A ribbon-cutting celebration marking the completion of the master plan for Garfield Park is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Ashland Parks & Recreation has announced.
The Ashland Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting the festivities, which will include kids’ activities, dessert and live music provided by Mark Reaves of Parks & Rec. People coming to event are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and help make it a zero-waste event.
Renovations to the community park include a new splash pad; new sand volleyball courts with enclosure and standards; a full-court, regulation-sized, resurfaced basketball area; new picnic shelters; and a new shelter to support the Cascade-Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway.
The project cost was $850,000, funded by Ashland’s Food and Beverage Tax revenues over multiple years. Garfield Park is on East Main Street between Garfield and California streets.