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City of Astoria, Oregon

 

Astoria Column

1 Coxcomb Hill
Parking Fee: $2.00 

http://astoriacolumn.org/

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. 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

Astoria Column Amenities/ Activities:

  • Concessions 
  • Disabled access restroom
  • Gift shop
  • Historical site 
  • Natural area
  • Parking
  • Public restrooms
  • Biking/hiking/walking trails 
  • Visitor attraction 
  • Wedding site (reservations required) 

Astor Column Park Amenities/ Activities:
2193 Coxcomb Hill Rd

  • Disabled access picnic area
  • Disabled access restroom
  • Gift shop
  • Historical site 
  • Natural area
  • Paved and unpaved paths 
  • Picnic site (reservations required) 
  • Picnic tables 
  • Public restrooms
  • Biking/hiking/walking trails 
  • Visitor attraction 
  • Wedding site (reservations required) 

Return to Astoria Parks & Attractions

  

Employee
of the
Month

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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