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Astoria Aquatic Center Event Closure

The Aquatic Center will be closing at 3pm Jan. 18 & 23 for high school swim meets. Go Fisherman!

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
of the
Month


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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