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Become a Volunteer

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the volunteering benefits are enormous to you, your family, and the Ashland County community. Volunteering can reduce stress, create friends, help the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health.

Volunteer opportunities: park and trail maintenance, leading or assisting in programs/ hikes, children’s activities, special events, trail monitor, (independent) park clean up, invasive species removal, construction projects, blue bird box monitor or builder, and many more. Contact Ashland County Park District to learn more about the many benefits of volunteering.

Additional details: 

  • Maintenance – If you are handy with tools or a paintbrush, there are always areas within the park systems that can use some extra care in order to maintain our trails, structures and/or equipment. Other tasks might include litter clean-up, repair of signs or kiosks, and more. There can be a training period during which the volunteer will shadow a staff member until the individual is confident enough to take over. This is required for park district owned equipment. 
  • Pruning/Trimming – Our trails at 18 park locations often need attention to cutting limbs through the spring/fall seasons and removing invasive plant species or vegetation and erosion control.
  • Programming/special events – If you like to initiate new ideas and promote exciting programs to the public, volunteers can assist leading small group activities. Topics can include a variety of nature areas of interest from birding to wildlife and wildflowers. Volunteers can assist in the set-up, guest assistance, table/booth registration, parking or clean-up during other park events.

The ACPD has been honored to host and assist with many eagle scout projects over the years. If you are ready to complete your eagle scout project and might be interested in donating your time and skills to ACPD, please contact us. 

Volunteer Form

If you are ready to donate your time and skills to Ashland County Park District, please fill out the form below…

Friends of Ashland County Parks

Since 2002, Friends of Ashland County Parks, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been dedicated to supporting Ashland County Park District (ACPD). Funds raised by the Friends through membership and other activities assist the park district in many ways including sponsorship for park programs, funds for land acquisition, and financial assistance for park projects. Contact ACPD to learn more.

Join the Friends of the Ashland County Park District now! 

2023 Officers: 
President: Rachel Arnold
Vice President: Amanda Kiplinger
Treasurer: Jessica Kremser

Ashland County Park District Donations

The Ashland County Parks is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2002 to further the goals and mission of the park district. Your gift to the Ashland County Park District helps maintain thriving parks that are a cornerstone of Ashland County’s quality of life, and it benefits the park district’s charitable, educational and scientific initiatives.

Donations may be made by mail or in person at the ACPD office at 1301 Parks Street, Ashland, OH 44805.


The ACPD Tribute Giving Program is designed to offer opportunities for community members to honor loved ones, with a bench or a tree, while providing financial support to the Ashland County Park District.  This program aims to balance the diverse needs of park users and enhance the beauty and functionality of our parks.