Astoria's Parks and Recreation Department maintains 63 parks. This includes historic landmarks, local trails, athletic fields, the Astoria Riverwalk, Youngs River Falls, Oceanview Cemetery, Port of Play and the Astoria Aquatic Center. Below are the parks and local attractions. Click here for the Parks Rules and Regulations.pdf .
- 6th Street Viewing Platform
Located on 6th Street on the Riverwalk
This park is a large wooden viewing platform located directly on the waterfront and over the water. The viewing tower and park were built on the site of the former Kinney Cannery and Bumble Bee Seafood Headquarters. The platform is two-stories high with stairs leading up to a viewing deck. Enjoy panoramic views and the local sea lions.
- 9th Street Park
This is a small, landscaped area located next to the Riverwalk adjacent to a trolley stop.
- 14th and Grand Playground
This park is a community playground with updated play structures, a basketball court, and a picnic area. This park is highly used by the neighbors of the park and is only three blocks from Downtown Astoria. More...
- Alameda Park
This is a small playground beneath
the lower section of the Megler Bridge. The park offers views of the
Columbia River and is a great place to view sunsets. More...
- Alderbrook Park
This small neighborhood park has a playground,
picnic shelter, a basketball court, a large grass area and houses a small
community hall available for meetings. More...
- Astoria Column and Astor Column Park
1 Coxcomb Hill
Parking Fee: $5
in 1926, the column is a monumental piece of Astoria's history. Located at the
top of Coxcomb Hill, the Column stretches upwards 125 feet, with 164 spiral
steps to reach the viewing deck. Being a destination for visitors and locals
alike, views from the Column are breathtaking, and like none other on the Oregon
Coast; Pacific Ocean to the West and Columbia River to the North. More...
- Astoria Pioneer Cemetery
14th and Madison
Astoria Pioneer Cemetery was deeded by James Welch to Astoria on April 22, 1865. By 1891, 498 burials were recorded. There were also numerous unlisted interments. Bodies from abandoned cemeteries were brought here. Many graves and markers were later removed by the families. Use of the cemeteries was discontinued around 1900.
Birch Field & Park
Birch & 50th St
This is a small grass covered ball field with softball bases and a backstop.
This park is used heavily by neighbors in the community for dog walking and
general park use. More...
- Children's Park Playground
6th and Commercial
A popular community playground with an updated play structure, basketball court,
swing set, picnic tables and fenced-in grass area.More...
- Customs House
3455 Leif Erickson Drive
House is a small historic building set in a grassy area. This is a replica of an original customs building that was built in 1852.
- Doughboy Monument
At the corner of
Columbia and Marine Drive
The Doughboy Monument is a large monument built
to commemorate the soldiers who fought in The First World War. This monument is
surrounded by grassy lawns and houses a public restroom. The monument was
constructed in 1926.
- Evergreen Park
- Fort Astoria Park
15th and Exchange
Fort Astoria Park is a small park with a historically painted mural and replica of the original Fort Astoria. More...
Fred Lindstrom Memorial Park
6th & Niagara
This is a popular community
park with a large playground, two tennis courts, a basketball court and a large
open grass area. More...
Garden of Surging Waves
11th & Duane St., Across from City Hall
The newest addition to unique places in Astoria, is the Garden of Surging Waves, also the city Astoria's Bicentennial Legacy gift. The park spans a majority of one city block that is bordered by 10th st. to the east, and Exchange st. to the south. It is unique park commemorating the culture, challenges and the contribution of Chinese immigrants to Astoria and to the Pacific Northwest. This park has been a long time vision of many passionate community members, eager to share Astoria's distinguished Chinese history. For more information visit http://www.astoriachineseheritage.org/.
- Maritime Memorial Park
Bay St & Marine Dr
This beautiful space is a Riverside park with a granite memorial wall, landscaping, an historic fresh water fountain from the original Shively Park, walkway and picnic area. “The Maritime Memorial Park is designed to commemorate the lives of the people who were intimately involved with maritime activities. Please respect the dignity of this plaza and honor those remembered here.” This is a beautiful spot for weddings and picnics.
McClure Park and Playground
8th & Grand
This park currently has a backstop and bases for baseball and a swing set. The Friends of McClure Park (FOMP) has adopted this park and is working on updating the play equipment and adding additional features to the park. More...
Mill Pond Park
23rd St & Millpond
This is a small grass area with picnic tables and a
Post Office Site
This is a park area with a monument commemorating the original location of the first post office site West of the Rocky Mountains.More...
6 miles of paved pathway stretching from the Port of Astoria to Tongue Point. Sights: Ships, bird watching, and the Columbia River. More...
- Shively Park
1530 Shively Park Road
A spacious, wooded park holding a community hall, trails, a grass area, a small play structure, and picnic shelters. More...
- Tapiola Park
900 W. Marine Dr
This park is a large grass park set across from Youngs Bay. The park holds four baseball/softball fields, two sets of public restrooms, a skate park, picnic area and large playground. The park is one of the largest parks in the park system and is very popular for a wide variety of ages. More...
- Violet LaPlante Park
45th St & Cedar
This is a small park surrounded by a densely wooded area. This park hosts a small climbing structure and swing set, as well as a picnic area. More...
Youngs River Falls
Youngs River Loop Road off Hwy. 202
A wonderful spot to enjoy good weather, fun trails and a 45 foot waterfall. (Located 8 miles South of Astoria)
Photos by Don Frank and Parks Staff
Astoria Parks Maintenance is here to find innovative and proactive ways to maintain and improve our parks and facilities. Safety, cleanliness and efficiency are our priority as we continue to beautify, modernize, and preserve our unique Astoria outdoor spaces and buildings. We take pride in what we do, and strive to keep Astoria a desirable place to live and visit. Should you have questions or concerns about a park or facility, or have ideas on how we can better our community, please contact us.
We hope you enjoy your experience in our parks every season!