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City of Astoria, Oregon
  • Run on the River Half Marathon/10k/5k

    Enjoy a flat run on the Astoria River Walk!  Beer and food provided by Buoy Beer Company!

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  • CHIP-in 2015

    We're back! Find out how volunteer in our parks!

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  • Spring Fitness Schedule

    Renew & Recharge your fitness routine at the ARC!

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  • Easter Events with Astoria Parks

    Easter egg hunts, games, prizes, the best Easter party in town!

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  • Family Yoga at the ARC!

    Join us at the ARC for some good ol' fashioned yoga fun! Register now, space is limited!

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Our Parks & Facilities

Come and visit our Parks! Click below for the link to locations. We have a variety of tennis courts, basketball courts, ballfields, skatepark, trails, and much more.

Latest News

Lifeguard Lessons

Become an Ellis & Associates Certified Lifeguard! Receive college credit! Starts May 1-3

Astoria Parks and Recreation Sets Date for 2nd Annual Run on the River Race

Run or walk the Run On the River 5k/10k/Half Marthon on May 31st

Parents Night Out

Every Saturday, 6:00-9:30pm, at Port of Play, except (Nov. 29th, Dec. 27th, or Jan. 3rd )

Coming Events

CHIP-in for Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2015 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  

The history of Earth Day from www.earthday.org: 

The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land.

As a result, on the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.

 

This is a day to teach your family how to become good stewards of the environment.  Join us for a great family friendly event where we will be cleaning up our most popular park, Tapiola Park.  The event will be held on Sunday, April 19th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

 

Run on the River Volunteers Needed

Astoria Parks and Recreation is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help us both organize, set-up, cheer on, and break down the Run on the River Half Marathon on May 31st.  Receive a cool t-shirt and help us out with this exciting event!
 


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Volunteer Events

  • Run on the River Volunteers Needed
  • CHIP-in for Earth Day!

Employee
OF THE MONTH

Randy Bohrer

 

Randy has worked for the Parks Maintenance Division for one year and holds the distinction of the only person to receive Employee of the Month twice!  Randy’s knowledge, work ethic, and personality make him a great asset and he is highly depended upon in our organization.  Randy tackles any task with enthusiasm and routinely goes above and beyond to ensure that his work is of the highest quality.  Great Job Randy!

 

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