At present a residential area, Ashland was formerly known as the site of the original Milton Keynes Greyhound Stadium, a greyhound racing track. It had been running since the 1960s but was demolished in 2006 to make way for new housing developments. The track was to have been relocated to Elfield Park near the National Bowl but as of January 2019 this had not yet happened.

Ashland has lakes, woodland, and a public art project completed in 2014 – the Ashland Water Serpent.