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City of Astoria, Oregon


Coming Events

Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Training

The Astoria Aquatic Center is looking to hire day time Lifeguard and Swim Instructors. If you are interested in joining a positive team environment and learning critical life saving skills, this is a great job for you! Our next Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Training Certification Course is coming up. Contact us for more information.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 30
WHERE: Astoria Aquatic Center, 1997 Marine Drive
CONTACT: Terra Patterson, (503) 325-7027 or

Fall Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Times vary depending on Swim Classes and skill levels. Tuesday/Thursday Morning and Evening as well as Saturday options available. Register HERE:

Group: $50 • Semi-private: $80 • Private: $150

Click here for registration and class availability(South Pacific County Residents must register for swim classes in person).


Session 1: October 2-25, 4:30pm-7:00pm (T/Th)

Session 2: November 6-December 6, 4:30pm-7:00pm (T/Th)

**No classes November 20 & 22** 

Volleyball Open Gym

Volleyball season just isn't long enough. Join us once-a-week for open gym! Bring a team or come on your own. Everyone is welcome! Cost is $5.00

Wednesdays, 7:00pm-9:30pm
Astoria Middle School - 1100 Klaskanine Rd

Ages 16 & Up


4th Annual Instant Gratification “run”

Join the Astoria Dowtown Historic District Association and Astoria Parks and Recreation for its FOURTH Annual Instant Gratification”RUN.” Zero training. Zero Running. All the fun. Costumes highly encouraged. $25 donation goes to fund Astoria Parks Fun Runs and the Annual Valentine’s Day Ball.

WHEN: Sunday, October 7th @ 3:45 PM
WHERE: Baked Alaska Annex, 1 Twelfth Street

CONTACT: Brianna Bowker, or (503) 325-7275


Youth Basketball Registration Open for Fall

Registration for Fall Youth Basketball is Open! Register for the programs below by October 12th to avoid the $20 registration fee. Girls in grades 1 & 2 as well as Boys and Girls in grades 3 & 4 will play in the Winter.

BOYS 1st & 2nd Grade: Tuesdays & Thursdays November 13th - December 18th6:00pm–7:00pm, Astoria Middle School Gym, $50 or $70 after registration deadline.

BOYS and GIRLS 5th & 6th Grade: Season is October 15th-December 15th,Times & Locations TBD, $55 or $75 after registration deadline 


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Winde began working as a clerk for the Astoria Recreation Center back in February, as a “way to be active in (her) community and meet people.” Winde is always willing to go above and beyond, and has assisted the department with many projects since the beginning of her tenure. Winde now acts as a shared employee between the Recreation Center and the Aquatic Center. She is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the wife of a member in the Coast Guard, and has two daughters; one in college and one senior at Seaside High.


Park Partner of the Month


Vanessa Bish has been volunteering at Port of Play since 2010!  She visits our facility 3 days a week to help clean and organize, and rarely misses a day with us.  Vanessa is a life-long resident of Astoria. She plays the piano and is a music enthusiast, specifically when it comes to the Brownsmead Flats.  She is happy helping out at Port of Play, and her family has stated that volunteering with us is truly “highlight of her life”.


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