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City of Astoria, Oregon
  • Teen Zone is FREE!

    Now being offered during the summer as well as during the school year.

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  • No School? We've Got Your Child Care Covered

    Send your kids to our "school's out" play on in-service and conference days.

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  • Sign Up for Youth Sports

    Learn new skills and make new friends! From basketball to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and everything in between. Check out 2020 youth sports programs and register today.

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  • New Years Day Fun Run

    Start 2020 in stride. Join us for a 5K run along the Astoria Riverwalk. Register day of beginning at 10:00 a.m. and race starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Our Parks & Facilities

Come and visit our Parks! Click below for the link to locations. We have a variety of tennis courts, basketball courts, ballfields, skatepark, trails, and much more.

  • Lil' Sprouts Academy - This is a great place for your child to learn and grow!
  • Astoria Recreation Center - The Astoria Recreation Center offers programs for school age children and adults. We have a wide variety of fitness classes an after school program, a Teen Center, and offer recreational classes for all ages.
  • Astoria Parks - Check out all of Astoria's parks!
  • Port of Play - Experience structured and open play geared to young children. Our center features an indoor play center with mats, tricycles, small slides, and scooters that provide opportunities for youngsters to run and be active.
  • Aquatic Center - Four pools, a huge water slide and a large fitness area all under one roof.
  • Astoria Column - Completed 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.
  • Kid Zone - This is a unique after school program that serves Astoria's Kindergarten through 5th grade students! Each day we will help your children with homework and offer exciting crafts, games and team building activities.
  • Master Plan - The City of Astoria Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
  • Trails -
  • Ocean View Cemetery -

Latest News

Astoria looks to enliven Ocean View Cemetery

A 122-year-old property in Warrenton. Read more from the Daily Astorian

Waterfront Bridges Replacement Project

The City received funding to replace six Astoria waterfront bridges. Phase 1 of the project has been completed.

We're Hiring!

The City of Astoria Parks and Recreation Department is currently hiring.

Coming Events

Fall Fitness Classes

Fall Group Fitness Schedule

We have variety of programs and classes for adults! You are sure to find something that will interest you. It's a great opportunity to meet new people in a high energy environment. Find a printable group fitness schedule HERE pdf Document.


New Year’s Day 5K Fun Run

It’s a new year! Start 2020 off on the right foot! Join us for a 5K run on the Riverwalk. Snacks and warm refreshments provided, and there will be prizes for top finishers.

The run starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Columbia River Maritime Museum (1792 Marine Drive) on January 1, 2020.

  • Registration starts at 10 a.m. and is only available DAY OF
  • Race fee is $10

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Peter von Payens has worked with the Astoria Aquatic Center as a lead guard and fitness instructor for a year and a half. Peter is a positive team member, always has an encouraging word for coworkers, has a very large knowledge of lifeguarding, keeps other staff focused on safety and working as a team. He excels in teaching new staff members rescue techniques and coaching staff to stay in practice as well as instruction in fitness. Peter teaches aqua aerobics classes, yoga classes and assists patrons in using the fitness center. Peter brings a positive presence to our facility when he works and helps to keep our patrons safe. Thank you for all your hard work Peter!


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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