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Coming Events

Winter 2018 Swim Lessons

Experience a fun, interactive, water adjustment program designed to introduce basic water skills that can lead to a lifetime of safe practices and water enjoyment. Lessons are available for children as young as 6 months to 12 years old. Private & Semi-Private lessons are available, $150 for 10 sessions.  Regular lessons are twice/week for $50.

Times vary depending on skill levels
Tuesday and Thursdays, for 5 weeks

Session 1, January 9th – February 8th
Session 2, February 13th – March 15th


Learn the Art of Self Defense!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. In this self-defense class, the student will gain self-esteem, coordination, and discipline while learning the basics of pins, joint locks, and throws through intermediate skills. Classes are great for children and adults, ages 7 and up. Classes are held weekly on Monday evenings for seven weeks. Register by calling (503) 325-7275.

Session 1: January 22nd-March 19th
Session 2: April 2nd-May 14th

Valentine’s Day Ball

Saturday, Feb 10th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

You are cordially invited to join the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department and the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) for an evening of music, dancing, refreshments, and special treats. This night is fun for the whole family! The cost is $5 per person or $10 per person at the door. 

Call (503) 325-7275 or go to to register.

*If registering online, you will need to create a username and password to utilize our online system. If you've registered for programs online in the past, you may simply enter your login information and proceed with purchasing tickets. If you have any problems with your account, give us a call at (503) 325-7275.

This event was brought to you by the generous donations from ADHDA and the Instant Gratification Run 2017 donors. If you would like to support Astoria Parks and Recreation, go to to donate in support of our events.


NEW Intro to Fitness Class

Learn from the experts! This class is designed to teach participants how to

effectively and properly use equipment in our award winning fitness center.

Instructors will cover the basics of usingequipment in a safe manner while also

maximizing your workout. Class is limited to 15 participants, so register early!


Cost is FREE for current Land & Water members and $10 for non-members

Wednesday, February 7th, 6:30pm-7:30pm


Spring Adult Volleyball

This is a great opportunity for local businesses, and friends alike to stay fit and make new friends. This recreational league is co-ed and is open to adults ages 16 & up of all skill levels. Our first organizational meeting will be held in February. Cost is $315 per team or $360 after registration deadline of March 18th. Register by calling (503) 325-7275.

Games played Monday-Friday, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Season is March-May



Youth Softball League

Registration begins March 16th through April 16th for Youth Softball. League includes boys in grades K-2 and girls in grades K-8. Cost is $60 or $70 after deadline. Go to for more information.

Practices begin in May with games held in June & July
Locations variy by team





Lifeguard Certification Course

The next Lifeguard Certification Course is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th to Friday, March 30th.  If you are 16 years old and above, you may apply to be a lifeguard at our award winning facility.  Upon successful completion of the course and hiring, fees for the course will be waived and you will have the opportunity to work in a positive team-oriented environment with competitive wages. 

The class is a great opportunity to learn valuable life-saving and water safety skills.  Call us at (503) 325-7027 for more information.  A link to the lifeguard job description can be found HERE


Youth Volleyball Clinic

For children in grades 3-6, children will build individual techniques while learning to play as a team member. Clinic is held weeknights at the Astoria Middle School Gym through the month of April. Cost is $35. Register by calling (503) 325-7275.

Adult Slow Pitch Softball League

Gather your friends and co-workers ages 16 & up for a fun recreational team-building experience. Our first organizational meeting will be held in April. Cost is $400 per team or $430 when paid after May 20th. Register by calling (503) 325-7275.

Season is May-July
Games played Monday-Friday, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Astoria Middle School - Evergreen Fields

5th Annual Run on the River with Buoy Beer Co

Run on the River sponsored by Buoy Beer Co. is May 20, 2018. 

Register now. This year's race will once again be sponsored by Buoy Beer Company. T-shirt, a glass medal and lunch with a beverage will all be provided.

Check out last year's ROTR Photos and results here.

Are you unable to run this year?  Then come help us out and cheer on our runners!  We need volunteers to help pass out water, break down the event, be our lead cyclist/sweeper to direct runners, etc.  Register to volunteer here: 


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Nicolette Cooper and Susan Principe

Nicolette joined our lifeguarding team in July of 2017.  Nicolette is very reliable and can always be counted on by her co-workers.  She is always willing to tackle new challenges and is training to teach swim lessons.  When our facility was faced with a shortage of a 5:00 am shift, she willingly offered to work a few mornings a week.  Nicolette is also a “cleaning warrior” and spends any free time ensuring our facility looks good.  Thank you Nicolette for your flexibility and hard work!

Susan has worked for the Aquatic Center as a swim instructor and cashier for over a year.  This fall, Susan also joined our lifeguard team.  Susan has an excellent “can do” attitude and brings positive energy to work with her every day regardless of which hat she is wearing.

Susan has a special knack for working with children and has a deep love for teaching swim lessons, she enjoys teaching group lessons and private lessons.  As a lifeguard, Susan is very attentive to safety and works well as a team member.  Additionally, Susan pays special attention to cleaning and strives to keep our facility looking nice and clean.  Thank you Susan for all you do for the Aquatic Center!


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