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City of Astoria, Oregon


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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.


Winter Bazaar and Craft Fair

Join Astoria Parks and Recreation for the Winter Bazaar and Craft Fair. Shop for local trinkets and holiday gifts, and wander through out winter wonderland. Admission is free and food bank donations are encouraged.

  • Saturday, December 7 at the Astoria Recreation Center (1555 W Marine Drive) 
  • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Interested in being a vendor? Contact Desiree at 503-325-7275 or


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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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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