Ashley offers residents and visitors of all ages and abilities a wide variety of leisure opportunities to enjoy. No matter what interests you may have, you are sure to find something to satisfy your leisure needs. From swimming pool to golf course to general interest programs, there is something for everyone. This section will provide information on all of our recreational facilities, their programs and schedules, volunteer opportunities and special projects.
Ashley's sunny weather will make a visit to the pool a welcome treat! The pool has water depths ranging from 3 - 10 feet and a diving board at the deep end. A bath house completes the facility. Organized swimming lessons are offered to area children - beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
The pool is open mid June through August.
Ashley is proud of its outdoor heated swimming pool which is located at the north end of town near the Ashley Medical Center. The pool is flanked by lighted tennis courts and parks and charcoal grills for picnic enjoyment. . The City Park contains modern playground equipment for children, restroom facilities, and charcoal grills for the adults.
Ashley's newest edition to recreation is the Centennial Park which is located two blocks south of the Dakota Family Restaurant. This beautiful park has all the latest modern conveniences you could ask for in a park: new picnic shelters, restroom facilities, playground equipment for the children, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, a baseball diamond, and much more. The gazebo in the center court of the park has also been used for live entertainment, weddings, and social gatherings such as family or class reunions.
The 2800 yard, 35 par golf course is open to the public. With water hazards on 3 holes, and out of bounds coming to play in every hole, it's not just a walk in the park. The nine hole course consists of two-par 5's, four-par 4's, and three-par 3's.
With beautiful landscaping and trees, this will certainly be one of the nicest golf courses in the area. The club features men's night every Thursday and a lady's night every Tuesday. There are also theme night social events for the family once a month throughout the summer.
For daily nightlife, the city has two local bar, The Roost, located on 1st Ave NW., and The Shed Cafe and Bar located at 103 Main St. W. The Roost Bar & Grill is open from 11am until 1am daily and offers a variety of drink specials and gaming opportunities. Contact The Roost for more information on specials and happy hours.The Shed bar is open from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.and lunch can be ordered in the bar as well as pizza.
If it's late evening food you crave, look no farther. The Roost offers grill your own Steak, Prawns, and Shrimp in the back of its building on Friday and Saturday night from 6pm to 10pm. They are also willing to serve steak, prawns and shrimp throughout the week upon request, please call for further information. They also offer sandwiches and pizza during open hours.
Ashley's nightlife shows there's always a reason to celebrate. Citizens and visitors look forward to The Roost annual golf outings as well as other events.
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