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Lithia Park
Name:Lithia Park 



 
Alternate Name:Ashland Japanese Garden 
Address:340 S. Pioneer Street 
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City:Ashland 
State:Oregon 
Postal Code:97520 
Country:UNITED STATES 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=42.193881; long=-122.716648
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Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:Park offices open, 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday 
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Added to JGarden:10/15/2002 
Last Updated:10/15/2002 
JGarden Description:Located approximately 15 miles north of the California border on Interstate 5, Ashland is close to Crater Lake National Park, the headwaters of the Rogue River, and the southern Oregon coast. The garden is located in Lithia Park, a National Historic Site that boasts mineral water fountains, trails, playground, tennis courts and duck ponds in addition to the Japanese garden.

John McLaren, long time superintendent of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, helped design Lithia Park, but the designer of the Japanese garden is not known. The park is laid out in a natural canyon formed by Ashland Creek and planted with alders, oaks, madrones, conifers, as well as willows, maples and sycamores.

The National Register offers further information on the history of the park at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/ashland/lit.htm




The flowers withered,
Their color faded away,
While meaninglessly
I spent my days in the world
And the long rains were falling.

  Ono no Komachi
  9th century

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