Ashland 4 Kids

families welcome

Every season, every day, we have something for everyone!

Your families’ experience is important and there are many fun activities for children in and around Ashland.  From family attractions, parks and lodging with pools to other fun day trip ideas, we invite you to bring the family and be our guest.  The Ashland Parks & Recreation Department that oversees the parks also has great seasonal programs to get involved in.  From Emigrant Lake Water Park to pizza, ice cream to a picnic and a hands on museum, Ashland invites you and your family for your next adventure!

The following information can help you plan that memorable trip with your kids or grandkids. We invite you to come for a week and stay forever.

Day Trips:

Experience the deepest fresh water lake in North America, Oregon’s only national park, Crater Lake National Park  or do some boating, rafting, swimming or splashing at a beautiful mountain lake.

Here in the winter? Learn to ski or enjoy the day at Mt. Ashland Ski Area. Bring along your snowshoes or cross-country skis for a daytime adventure.

Explore our region that offer fun trails for the family, amazing views and great picnic spots along the way:

Crater Lake

Table Rocks Hiking Trails


Mountain Lakes

Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventures

Family Attractions:

ScienceWorks Hands On Museum

Farm Tours at Willow-Witt Ranch


North Mountain Park & Nature Center 

Schneider Museum of Art

Southern Oregon Historical Society

Brass rubbings at Tudor Guild


Complimentary Offerings: 

Visit the duck ponds

Walk the path in Lithia Park

Hike the trails

Visit the dog park with your furry friend

Play tennis in Lithia Park

Get cool at Garfield Water Park

Band concert in Lithia Park (summer)

Have a picnic



Garfield Water Park

Hunter Park

Lithia Park Playground

Water Slide at Emigrant Lake

Skateboard Park

The Outdoors:

Mt. Ashland Ski & Snowboard

Rafting/kayaking on the Rogue River

Jet Boats on the Rogue River

Oak Knoll Golf Course

Ice Skating in Lithia Park

Horseback Riding

Bike Riding


Lodging with Pools:

The Palm

Comfort Inn & Suites

Stratford Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Bard’s Inn

Flagship Inn of Ashland

Timber’s Motel

Windsor Inn

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