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City of Astoria, Oregon

 

Riverwalk

Distance: 6.4 miles
Location: Along the Columbia River on the north side of Astoria from Smith Point / Port area to Lagoon Road on the east.

Trailhead Access: Accessible from all portions of the waterfront. Trailhead parking at the west-most end on Port property and at Maritime Memorial Park. The recent eastward extension provides access from the Lagoon Road trailhead in the Alderbrook neighborhood. Public parking is available at various locations along the trail including at street ends, Columbia River Maritime Museum, and Sixth Street parking lot.

Allowed Use: multiple use (hard surfaced)

Description: Flat, mostly paved surface; some portions are on wooden railroad trestles. Trail passes through urban, industrial, and natural area environments.

Amenities:
Scenic waterfront
Some parking
Benches
Garbage cans
Dog bag receptacles
Interpretation of the waterway
Accessible from downtown
Bridges
Historic trolley
Accessible

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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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