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Reservations No Longer Needed at the Astoria Aquatic Center

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

The City of Astoria has been awarded $843,844 in grant funds from ODOT

Fitness Classes Return to the Astoria Aquatic Center

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.

Astoria Aquatic Center Reopens March 15

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.

City of Astoria Receives OPRD Grant for Riverwalk Improvements

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.

Astoria Aquatic Center to Reopen in Early March

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

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to Open at the Astoria Aquatic Center

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

City of Astoria Announces New Parks Director

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

Maritime Memorial Expansion Begins March 14th

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

Astoria Parks & Recreation Foundation to Support Furloughed Federal Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

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

Historic Oregon Film Trail to Debut Jan. 10

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)

Over 100 Participants Run to Support Clatsop Community Action on Thanksgiving Day

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

New Fall Fitness Schedule is Released!

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

City of Astoria Set to Recognize Veterans of First World War

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


Lap Lanes will be impacted starting October to November

Save the Date for the Annual Gobbler Gallop 5k

The annual run takes place on Thanksgiving morning.

Sign up for Youth Sports & Swim Lessons

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

Astoria Aquatic Center NOW Open!

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

Astoria Parks Awarded $17,190 Grant for WWI Doughboy Monument

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

A Lifetime of Discovery Awaits with Astoria Parks & Recreation

Celebrate Park and Recreation Month this July

Friends of the Astoria Column Receives Kudos

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

Fourth of July Closures

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

McClure Park Slide Opens June 25, 2018

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

Important Information for our neighbors on Run On the River

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

Astoria Parks Department and Board Mourns the Passing of Board Member

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

The 5th Annual Run on the River

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

City of Astoria Invites Community to Celebrate 105th Anniversary of Ghadar Party Founding

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

Spring Forward with Astoria Parks

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

Local service organizations to bring back Astoria Parks' annual Easter Egg Hunt

Astoria's World War I Doughboy Monument on track for Completion by 100th Anniversary

Astoria Aquatic Center Wins Safety Award

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

Astoria Parks Employee Receives Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award

Run on the River is May 20, 2018

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!

A Joyous Season to Celebrate

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.

Senator Betsy Johnson, Van Dusen and Singh Families to fund replacement sign that honors Ghadar movement founders

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

Community 'jumps' at chance to donate a new bounce house for Port of Play

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.

Stand up Paddle Board Rentals Available at the ARC

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

Understanding the Challenges to the Astoria Parks and Rec Budget

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.

Cocoa with a Cop VIDEO

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

Astoria Parks and Recreation offering one month free fitness with automatic payments!

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.

Parks and Rec Awarded $40k for Shively and McClure Parks

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.

Astoria Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan is now an Award Winning Master Plan

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

We're going digital!

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

Ocean View Cemetery Grave Locator and Map

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 Receives Silver International Aquatic Safety Award

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

April Newsletter is here!

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

APRD Master Plan Public Comment Opportunities and Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting Dates

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

Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation announces partnership with Buoy Beer Company for Annual Run on the River Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

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!

Watch the Parks Field Trip video here!

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

Astoria Parks and Recreation Fees Increase in 2016

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.

Friends of McClure Park Awarded Grant for Park Improvements

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.

Astoria Parks Survey, Win a Punch Pass

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.

Effort Underway to save Bigleaf Maple at LaPlante Park

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

Astoria Parks and Recreation implements new guidelines to reduce the use of herbicides in our parks

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.

Dedication Ceremony to the Corps of Discovery’s stay at Tongue Point on November 7

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.

Tobacco and marijuana smoking now prohibited in all Astoria Parks

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

Parents Night Out

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.

Volleyball Open Gym

Wednesday nights starting Sept. 30

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