Lithia Park – Ashland OR

Description

“Lithia Park in Ashland is a good example of what Fredrick Law Olmsted called “the genius of place.” The park rambles from the edge of the city, along Ashland Creek canyon, to the slopes of Mount Ashland.

Lithia Park, according to the 1982 National Historic Places designation, is “significant primarily as the singular example of landscape design in Oregon by John McLaren.” It is “a complete reflection of the public park movement,” from its beginnings in the Chautauqua movement, to an Olmsted-style naturalistic park, to its improvements by the Works Project Administration between 1935 and 1938.”   (http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org)

Source notes

http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/entry/view/lithia_park/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithia_Park

Project originally submitted by Elise Tam Cooc on November 30, 2013.

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Location Info


Lithia Park
Ashland, OR 97520

Coordinates: 42.189482, -122.716214

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