City Parks, Pavilions, and Trails


Explore Nature, Play Sports, and Make Memories!

The Ashland Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing residents and visitors with vibrant outdoor spaces, recreational facilities, and scenic trails. Discover the beauty of Ashland's parks, pavilions, and trails, each offering a unique experience for individuals and families alike.

City Parks and Beaches 

Our city is home to a variety of well-maintained parks and beaches that cater to different interests and ages. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or a lively gathering spot, Ashland has the perfect park for you. From children's playgrounds to open green spaces for picnics, our parks are designed to enhance the quality of life in our community. 

Maslowski Beach 

features three beautiful beaches that stretch across Highway 2 with shallow, warm water. 

Hang out at the playground, play a round of volleyball at the courts, and hang out at the pavilion! You'll also find the beautiful Artesian Well at Maslowski Beach -- be sure to grab a drink of delicious water! This beach has public bathrooms, picnic tables, benches, and a lakeshore pedestrian trail. 

Interested in renting the Maslowski Beach Pavilion? Rent it HERE! 

Beaser Park 

Boasts two baseball fields, a green space, playground, and the Ashland Community Garden. Beaser Park is located at the intersection of Beaser Ave and 8th St. West in Ashland. Also features public bathrooms and a walking loop around the park. 

Interested in reserving a field? Click Here! 

Want to nab a spot in the Ashland Community Garden or check out one of their many events? Click HERE! 

Central Railyard Park 

is located at the heart of Ashland behind the Bretting Community Center (and APR offices!) at 400 4th Avenue West, Ashland WI, 54806 and boasts an impressive collection of recreation options! 

Come use the two baseball fields, tennis courts, playground (also known as the Purple Park!), concessions building, skate park, tennis court, as well as the ARTS* trail! 

Interested in renting out the Central Railyard Park Pavilion or ballpark? Click HERE! 

Bayview Beach 

is located at  1543-1783 Lake Shore Dr E in Ashland. 

There you'll find a great swimming beach with a diving board! Also features bathrooms, a newly compliant ADA fishing pier, picnic area, playground, and access to the waterfront trail (walking/biking) that circles the City of Ashland on a 12+-mile loop.

East End Community Park 

houses an in-ground skating rink with a concessions building, skate rental, and warming shelter. Open seasonally, check out the East End Rink page HERE for seasonal updates! 

Howard Pearson Plaza Park 


Pearson Plaza also hosts public bathrooms, drinking fountains, benches, and picnic tables. 

Interested in reserving Pearson Plaza? Click HERE! 

6th Avenue Beach 

is connected to Pearson Plaza! A beautiful underpass decorated in mosaic's of local flora and fauna line the underpass. The underpass provides safe and easy access from downtown historic Ashland to Lake Superior and the Waterfront Trail. Located by historic Ashland City Hall.

Prentice Park 

A 99 acre park with 1.5 miles of ADA compliant trails, 1 mile of primitive walking trails, 9 tent camping sites, 6 new RV sites, 2 pavilions, artesian wells, a large green space, wildlife viewing, fishing access, and a playground.

 Interested in the Small or Large  Pavilion at Prentice Park? Click HERE! 

Hodgkins Park 

Home to three ball diamonds: Pufall Field, Ledin Men's Softball field, and Berta Ellen Women's Softball field. Also home to the Ashland Dog Park! 

Kreher Park 

RV Campground owned and operated by the city! 33 RV Camping sites, boat launch, ARTS trail access, sump station, pavilion, playground and beach all available to the public. 

Interested in reserving a pavilion at Kreher Park? Click Here! 

The Ashland Oredock

This unique park is the base of the historic Soo Line Oredock, extending 1800' (almost 1/4 mile) out into Lake Superior. Here you can imagine ore boats tied up awaiting a shipment of coal from a superstructure 80' tall. ADA complaint, accessible via the ARTS trail. Open to fishing and bird watching! 

Pavilions for Gatherings

Celebrate special occasions surrounded by nature in one of our picturesque pavilions. Available for reservation, these covered spaces provide the ideal setting for birthday parties, family reunions, and community events. With convenient amenities and scenic views, our pavilions make every gathering a memorable experience.

Want to learn more about our Pavilion Rentals? Click HERE! 

Trails to Explore

Embark on a journey through Ashland's scenic trails that wind through lush landscapes and offer beautiful views of Lake Superior. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll, a brisk jog, skiing, or a family bike ride, our trails provide the perfect escape into nature. Explore the diverse ecosystems that make Ashland a unique destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

ARTS (Ashland Railts to Trails System) 

The ARTS Trail System is a 11.5 mile looped paved ADA compliant pedestrian path following the old railroad grade through the center of Ashland and along the Lake Superior Shoreline. The ARTS is broken into five parts: The Waterfront Trail, 24th Ave East Corridor, Spur Trail, 5th St. Corridor, and Prentice Park. 

Ashland Ski Trails 

12 KM of ski trails for public use near Memorial Medical Center. Donations are suggested upon use. 

Safe Routs to School Trail

This 1 mile looped public trail owned by the Ashland School District promotes active living by walking to school. 

Ballparks, Volleyball, and Tennis Courts

Sports lovers rejoice as Ashland offers well-maintained ballparks and tennis courts for recreational play. Whether you're into baseball, softball, or tennis, our facilities provide a welcoming environment for friendly matches and community tournaments. Check our schedule for organized events and join in on the fun.