Parks & Recreation

Please contact Martha with any questions, comments or concerns.

The Ashton Parks & Recreation Committee strives to provide park facilities and programs for all age groups and abilities throughout the community, and promote community engagement and volunteerism within the Village.

Here’s what we offer: 

Parks & Facilities

Griffith Park

800 N. 4th St.

Green space, 2 covered shelters, playground equipment, water pump, restrooms.

Ashton Pavilion & Playground

611 Western Ave.

Green space, playground equipment, splash pad (currently closed for repair), covered shelter with restrooms, electricity, and kitchenette.

Village Park #3

In development.

Contact the Village Office to reserve one of these facilities for your next get-together! A reservation form can be downloaded here.

Ashton Camp Programs

Ashton is lucky to have a great team of volunteers that coordinate and organize fun and educational day camps for the children of Ashton, Franklin Grove, and Lee Center, for a low cost, in June and July.

Every child is unique, but we believe summer camp is beneficial for ALL children. Camp helps children develop important social, emotional and cognitive skills. At camp, children experience time away from their grownups. This independent time is important in helping children develop a sense of identity.

Children learn to become more self-reliant as they explore their interests and discover their strengths and weaknesses. They learn to trust their inner voice instead of depending on a parent to guide their way. Independence is an essential skill to becoming a self-sufficient individual.

Camp themes from the past include, Ninja Turtles, The Hive Nature Play, Color Me Crazy Art Camp, Superhero Training and Dance Academy. Stay tuned to this website or follow Ashton Camp Programs on social media for more information about summer camp offerings and registration information.

Download the Ashton Camp Program General Information page.

Follow Ashton Camp Programs on Facebook! 

Check out the fun we had at Ashton Camp Programs during Summer 2022!

Ashton parks and rec collage

Paw Patrol

The Ashton Parks & Recreation Committee is offering the department’s “Paw Patrol” costumes for rental at special events. The rental fee covers the cost of cleaning the costume after it is returned.

Rental fee: $150 per costume per event + $25 non-refundable deposit per costume per event.

Characters available for rental: Chase, Marshall, Skye, Everest, Zuma, Rubble, Rocky, Ryder.

Annual Events

Spring Park Clean Up at Griffith Park – April 2022

Ashton Camp Programs – June & July 2022

Fall Park Clean Up at Griffith Park – Saturday, September 10, 2022. (Rain date: Saturday, September 17, 2022.)

Ashton Fall Fest in Downtown Ashton – Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Firemen’s Breakfast at Mills & Petrie Gymnasium – Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Ashton Christmas Walk in Downtown Ashton and Ashton High School New Gymnasium – Saturday, December 3, 2022.

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