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City of Astoria, Oregon

 

Future Park Projects

Future of Parks

 

 
From Roots to Results
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The first ever Astoria Parks and Recreation Master Plan is complete. Read it here.

Astoria Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan 2016.pdf pdf Document

The City of Astoria Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This plan will establish a short and long-term vision and priorities for the Parks Department’s parks, facilities, and program offerings. The planning process will involve an extensive evaluation of existing recreation opportunities in and around the City of Astoria, and will assess the need for improvements, changes, and future development. A critical aspect of successful planning is to engage the community in the process, in a way that is equitable and inclusive of the needs and interests of all Parks and Recreation user groups 

Check out the video from our APRD Master Plan CAC Field Trip

 

Dec 5, 2015. Footage by Ian Sisson

What we've been doing

Community Input Sessions 

Thank you to all who provided their input throughout the Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan process! About 120 community members participated in the latest survey and input sessions, bringing the total count to over 1,200 people so far through public meetings, online surveys, and focus groups.

We appreciate that the community has been so eager to get involved throughout this process, and look forward to using your feedback to make improvements to our parkland, trails, facilities, and programs! And here are the results we've compiled:
Spring 2016 Workshop and Survey Results pdf Document
April 2016 Focus Group Summary pdf Document
Online Survey Results pdf Document

Contact Ian Sisson at isisson@astoria.or.us for more information

Master Plan Survey

The Astoria Parks and Recreation Survey collected responses from Thanksgiving thru New Years from over 800 people in our community. We awarded 40 Parks Punch Passes to the respondents during our daily drawings.

 

Parks and Rec 101 pdf Document

 Citizens Advisory Committee

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes 
 October 26, 2015 pdf Document   Minutes for October 29, 2015 pdf Document
November 11, 2015 pdf Document   Minutes for November 12, 2015pdf Document
December 17, 2015 pdf Document  Minutes for December 17, 2015 pdf Document  
 January 28, 2016 pdf Document Minutes for January 28, 2016  pdf Document 
February 25, 2016 pdf Document  Minutes for February 25, 2016 pdf Document
 March 31, 2016 pdf Document Minutes for March 31, 2016 pdf Document 
April 21, 2016 pdf Document   Minutes for April 21, 2016 pdf Document
May 19, 2016 pdf Document Draft Minutes for May 19, 2016 pdf Document 
June 16, 2016 pdf Document  


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Employee
of the
Month

Matt Moritz has only been the Grounds Coordinator for around 10 months and his contributions and positive impacts have already made a vast difference in the Parks Maintenance Division and Parks Department as a whole.  Matt is eager to help, excited to make improvements, and constantly seeks ways to help out our team; always with a positive and friendly attitude.  In addition to streamlining daily and routine tasks and assisting the seasonal Grounds crew, Matt has undertaken several large projects aimed at raising the standard of care at our sites.  These include overhauls of softball infields, renovations of beds at the Community Garden, decreasing the impacts of nesting birds at Port of Play’s covered area, and many more.  Thank you Matt!

 

Park Partner of the Month

Dale Hirahara is a 50 year resident of Astoria and of those 50 years she has coached softball for 23 of them. Dale has been a volunteer head softball coach with Astoria Parks and Recreation for 3 years, an assistant for many more, and she has run softball skills camps and clinics for the last 15 years. Dale is one of the most requested coaches by players in our community teaching 1st year players to the most advanced level of competitive youth softball.  Her kindness and knowledge of basic fundamentals have been great tools in shaping the skill set of young ball players in Astoria. Dale has also coached and played in our adult softball leagues for 30 years. Dale has been an outstanding volunteer and valuable softball ambassador for Astoria Parks and Recreation Department, and to the community at large.  Thank you, Dale!

 
 
 

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