Parks & Recreation
We are back to our normal schedule at Lil' Sprouts, 7:30am-5:30pm! (Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013)
The Parks and Recreation Department oversees parks and recreation activities for the City. The City has six historic sites, one caretaker home, three community halls, one maritime memorial park, six general use parks, one senior center, one indoor aquatic center, five public restroom buildings, three tennis courts, eight playgrounds, ten ball fields, four basketball courts, one boat launch ramp/fishing dock, and seven miscellaneous locations, all of which are maintained by this department.
The department coordinates recreational sporting activities throughout the year, including softball, track meets, volleyball, and basketball. It also coordinates several classes and special events such as trips to the theater, Breakfast with Santa, an Easter egg hunt, and two Valentine's dances throughout the year.
The Parks & Recreation Department is comprised of the administration & recreation and the maintenance divisions. In addition, the Parks & Recreation Director manages the Ocean View Cemetery and the Astoria Aquatic Center. Full-time staff for this department consists of a director, a recreation supervisor, an administrative assistant, an aquatic center supervisor, aquatic center maintainer, a park maintenance supervisor and three park maintainers. Temporary employees are hired at various times throughout the year to help maintain the parks and recreation facilities.
The Parks & Recreation Office is located in the Astoria Recreation Center (ARC)
1411 Grand Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
HOW TO CONTACT US:
- Reach us by phone at: (503) 325-7275
- E-mail us at: email@example.com
- Mail your inquiries to:
Parks & Recreation Department
1997 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR 97103
The office is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Class registration can be taken during most open Astoria Recreation Center hours. Class registration can also be done on the Parks and Recreation website at www.astoriaparks.com
The Astoria Aquatics Center is located at 1997 Marine Drive and can be reached by phone at 503-325-7027.
Parks Grounds and Maintenance can be reached by phone at 503-861-1332.
The Astoria City Council have created a new Arts and Cultural Fund to Promote Tourism. The Fund will be used to award grants to qualified non-profit organizations for art and culture oriented projects and events that benefit the community and promote tourism. On Tuesday, October 29th at 6PM in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall the City will host an informational meeting. A total of $30,000 has been budget for this year. The City will be accepting grant applications through December 15th from qualified organizations for events occurring prior to June 30, 2013. The meeting will be an opportunity to learn about the program and have questions answered. Please contact the City’s Finance Director, Mark Carlson, with questions about this program or meeting.