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Parks & Recreation News

Operations to be adjusted at the Astoria Aquatic Center as social distancing protocol is no longer required.

Starting Wednesday, May 19th, fitness classes will be returning to the Astoria Aquatic Center. Classes will be offered Monday- Saturdays, with class times starting between 7:30am and 12:00pm.

The Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the first day of reopening the Astoria Aquatic Center to the public on March 15, 2021 at 7:00am.

The City of Astoria is pleased to announce that its submission to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s Grant program for enhancements along the Riverwalk has been selected for funding.

The Astoria Aquatic Center looks to reopen for limited hours of operation in March 2021.

The Astoria Aquatic Center announces the opening of new electric vehicle charging stations.

The City of Astoria is pleased to announce that Jonah Dart-McLean has been hired as Director of the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department.

Work is expected to have minimal disruption on the Astoria Riverwalk Trail.

Federal employees are encouraged to apply at the Astoria Aquatic or Astoria Recreation Centers.

Historic Oregon Film Trail Dedication for Astoria is set for Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Alameda Park (intersection of Alameda and Melbourne Avenues)

Thank you to all those who participated in this annual event.

Cycling class returns to the Astoria Recreation Center. Your first class is always free.

Join the community in honoring Veterans of World War I on Veterans Day!

Lap Lanes will be impacted starting October to November

The annual run takes place on Thanksgiving morning.

Registration is open for Youth Sports, register before the deadline to avoid late fees.

After our annual two week closure, Astoria Parks welcomes the community to join us at the Aquatic Center.

The Grant will be used in the continued restoration of the Doughboy Monument, to be unveiled during the 100th Anniversary of World War I.

Celebrate Park and Recreation Month this July

City Council recognized the organization for their commitment to the preservation and maintenance of the Astoria Column

Some of our facilities will be closed in observance of the National Holiday

The Public is invited to attend the short program and dedication ceremony.

Find out which roads and parks will be closed during the event on Sunday, May 20th.

**UPDATE to celebration of life date and location** Astoria Park Board Member, Aaron Crockett died on Saturday due to health complications.

Sponsored by Buoy Beer Company. Takes place on Sunday, May 20, 2018

UPDATED (4/5): The event will take place on Saturday, April 7th at the Holiday Inn Express.

Looking for ways to keep your kids from being bored all week? We have some ideas!

This is the second year in a row that the Aquatic Center has earned the Jeff Ellis & Associates' International Aquatic Safety Award

Sponsored by Buoy Beer Co. Registration includes a t-shirt, glass finisher’s medal, and lunch and a beverage from Buoy Beer Company at the awards celebration. Register now to save!

Thank you to everyone who has supported Astoria Parks and Recreation this year. Read inside to find highlights from 2017, and how you can help us continue reaching our goals in 2018.

The plaque disappeared on October 23rd and is set to be replaced in February of 2018

Astoria Parks invites all resident to an open house celebration on Friday, October 6th in recognition of donors and the installment of Port of Play's newest bounce house.

The Astoria Recreation Center is offering $15/rentals for all Stand up Paddle Board Equipment: board, paddle, and flotation device.

The community has asked many questions regarding cuts to programming and services. We have created a fact sheet and a video to better explain challenges to our budget and how you can help.

The preschoolers at Astoria Parks and Recreation's Lil' Sprouts Academy invited the APD for Cocoa with a Cop.

We're offering 1 month free fitness to customers who sign up for an automated membership or pay for one full year to either the Aquatic Center, ARC, or both between Dec 15 and Jan 15.

APRD awarded $40K grant from the Oregon Parks and Rec Dept Local Government Grant Program to support site plans for both Shively Park and McClure Park.

The Astoria Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan has received two exciting Awards for excellent planning and extraordinary community participation.

The Astoria Parks and Recreation Department has launched the new digital pass and online registration system called RecTrac.

The Ocean View Cemetery has gone digital. Our website now has a digital map and database to assist people in locating loved ones buried at the cemetery.

The Astoria Aquatic Center announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious "Silver International Aquatic Safety Award".

Check out the latest Parks and Recreation Newsletter. Learn about upcoming events and sports sign ups.

The Astoria Parks and Recreation Department is hosting three public comment opportunities on the initial findings of the Astoria Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan.

Buoy Beer Company is the new sponsor for the 3rd annual Run on the River Half Marathon, 10K and 5K to be Sunday, May 22 on the Astoria Riverwalk Trail. Registration is OPEN!

Did you miss the Master Plan CAC Field Trip? Now you can experience it with us in less than 4 minutes! Enjoy!

City Council approved an increase in fees for Astoria Parks and Recreation services. The increases will begin Jan 1 and include the Aquatic Center, Column, Rental Services and Ocean View Cemetery.

The Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation has been awarded a $15,000 Community Grant from the Oregon Community Foundation for use toward the Friends of McClure Park Project.

Participate in our online Survey to assess the priorities of the citizens of Astoria. Provide a valid email address and be entered into the daily drawing for a Parks Punch Pass valued at $50.

Experts assess a crack splitting the two dominant trunks of an Iconic Bigleaf Maple in LaPlante Park. Plans underway to save the tree.

A Plant and Lawn Management Task Force met during the past year to address concerns raised about the use of herbicides and fertilizers in Astoria parks and open spaces.

The Parks Department and Tongue Point Job Corp helped build a concrete pad and installed a bench and sign. The dedication ceremony will be 11/7, 2pm in the Alderbrook Lagoon.

The tobacco use ban takes effect in all Astoria Parks beginning October 21, 2015. The ban includes marijuana and e-cigarette products as well.

Parent's Night Out is offered every Saturday from 6-9:30pm, at Port of Play. Due to the holidays PNO will not be offered 10/31, 11/28, 12/26 or 1/2.

Wednesday nights starting Sept. 30