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Parks & Recreation News

The 5th Annual Run on the River

Sponsored by Buoy Beer Company. Takes place on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Historic Cemeteries Clean Up Event to be held at Oceanview Cemetery

Join Astoria Parks, non-profit environmental group SOLVE, and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries for a clean-up day at Oceanview Cemetery.

City of Astoria Invites Community to Celebrate 105th Anniversary of Ghadar Party Founding

UPDATED (4/5): The event will take place on Saturday, April 7th at the Holiday Inn Express.

Spring Forward with Astoria Parks

Looking for ways to keep your kids from being bored all week? We have some ideas!

Local service organizations to bring back Astoria Parks' annual Easter Egg Hunt


Astoria's World War I Doughboy Monument on track for Completion by 100th Anniversary


Astoria Aquatic Center Wins Safety Award

This is the second year in a row that the Aquatic Center has earned the Jeff Ellis & Associates' International Aquatic Safety Award

Astoria Parks Employee Receives Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award


Run on the River is May 20, 2018

Sponsored by Buoy Beer Co. Registration includes a t-shirt, glass finisher’s medal, and lunch and a beverage from Buoy Beer Company at the awards celebration. Register now to save!

A Joyous Season to Celebrate

Thank you to everyone who has supported Astoria Parks and Recreation this year. Read inside to find highlights from 2017, and how you can help us continue reaching our goals in 2018.

Senator Betsy Johnson, Van Dusen and Singh Families to fund replacement sign that honors Ghadar movement founders

The plaque disappeared on October 23rd and is set to be replaced in February of 2018

Community 'jumps' at chance to donate a new bounce house for Port of Play

Astoria Parks invites all resident to an open house celebration on Friday, October 6th in recognition of donors and the installment of Port of Play's newest bounce house.

Stand up Paddle Board Rentals Available at the ARC

The Astoria Recreation Center is offering $15/rentals for all Stand up Paddle Board Equipment: board, paddle, and flotation device.

Understanding the Challenges to the Astoria Parks and Rec Budget

The community has asked many questions regarding cuts to programming and services. We have created a fact sheet and a video to better explain challenges to our budget and how you can help.

Cocoa with a Cop VIDEO

The preschoolers at Astoria Parks and Recreation's Lil' Sprouts Academy invited the APD for Cocoa with a Cop.

Astoria Parks and Recreation offering one month free fitness with automatic payments!

We're offering 1 month free fitness to customers who sign up for an automated membership or pay for one full year to either the Aquatic Center, ARC, or both between Dec 15 and Jan 15.

Parks and Rec Awarded $40k for Shively and McClure Parks

APRD awarded $40K grant from the Oregon Parks and Rec Dept Local Government Grant Program to support site plans for both Shively Park and McClure Park.

Astoria Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan is now an Award Winning Master Plan

The Astoria Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan has received two exciting Awards for excellent planning and extraordinary community participation.

We're going digital!

The Astoria Parks and Recreation Department has launched the new digital pass and online registration system called RecTrac.

Ocean View Cemetery Grave Locator and Map

The Ocean View Cemetery has gone digital. Our website now has a digital map and database to assist people in locating loved ones buried at the cemetery.

The Astoria Aquatic Center Receives Silver International Aquatic Safety Award

The Astoria Aquatic Center announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious "Silver International Aquatic Safety Award".

April Newsletter is here!

Check out the latest Parks and Recreation Newsletter. Learn about upcoming events and sports sign ups.

APRD Master Plan Public Comment Opportunities and Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting Dates

The Astoria Parks and Recreation Department is hosting three public comment opportunities on the initial findings of the Astoria Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan.

Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation announces partnership with Buoy Beer Company for Annual Run on the River Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Buoy Beer Company is the new sponsor for the 3rd annual Run on the River Half Marathon, 10K and 5K to be Sunday, May 22 on the Astoria Riverwalk Trail. Registration is OPEN!

Watch the Parks Field Trip video here!

Did you miss the Master Plan CAC Field Trip? Now you can experience it with us in less than 4 minutes! Enjoy!

Astoria Parks and Recreation Fees Increase in 2016

City Council approved an increase in fees for Astoria Parks and Recreation services. The increases will begin Jan 1 and include the Aquatic Center, Column, Rental Services and Ocean View Cemetery.

Friends of McClure Park Awarded Grant for Park Improvements

The Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation has been awarded a $15,000 Community Grant from the Oregon Community Foundation for use toward the Friends of McClure Park Project.

Astoria Parks Survey, Win a Punch Pass

Participate in our online Survey to assess the priorities of the citizens of Astoria. Provide a valid email address and be entered into the daily drawing for a Parks Punch Pass valued at $50.

Effort Underway to save Bigleaf Maple at LaPlante Park

Experts assess a crack splitting the two dominant trunks of an Iconic Bigleaf Maple in LaPlante Park. Plans underway to save the tree.

Astoria Parks and Recreation implements new guidelines to reduce the use of herbicides in our parks

A Plant and Lawn Management Task Force met during the past year to address concerns raised about the use of herbicides and fertilizers in Astoria parks and open spaces.

Dedication Ceremony to the Corps of Discovery’s stay at Tongue Point on November 7

The Parks Department and Tongue Point Job Corp helped build a concrete pad and installed a bench and sign. The dedication ceremony will be 11/7, 2pm in the Alderbrook Lagoon.

Tobacco and marijuana smoking now prohibited in all Astoria Parks

The tobacco use ban takes effect in all Astoria Parks beginning October 21, 2015. The ban includes marijuana and e-cigarette products as well.

Parents Night Out

Parent's Night Out is offered every Saturday from 6-9:30pm, at Port of Play. Due to the holidays PNO will not be offered 10/31, 11/28, 12/26 or 1/2.

Volleyball Open Gym

Wednesday nights starting Sept. 30

Employee
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Greta Cairns

Greta Cairns is a group fitness instructor at the Astoria Recreation Center. She currently teaches: Cycling, Barre and Core Strength. She has been with the City of Astoria for almost 2 years, and continues to exude an immense amount of passion, drive, and concern regarding the health and wellness of the Astoria community. Greta not only comes in with a smile on her face everyday, she is incredibly high energy and the epitome of positivity; keeping her students engaged and coming back for more! We are fortunate to have her as part of the Parks and Recreation Team!

 
 
 

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