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City of Astoria, Oregon
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  • Seasonal Program Guide

    Learn what is coming up this Season at Astoria Parks

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  • Join us at the ARC this Summer!

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  • SUP Lessons at the ARC

    Are you a beginner or intermediate SUP Board enthusiast? Take our classes this summer for a terrific zero-impact fully body workout.

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Our Parks & Facilities

Come and visit our Parks! Click below for the link to locations. We have a variety of tennis courts, basketball courts, ballfields, skatepark, trails, and much more.

  • Lil' Sprouts Academy - This is a great place for your child to learn and grow!
  • Astoria Recreation Center - The Astoria Recreation Center offers programs for school age children and adults. We have a wide variety of fitness classes an after school program, a Teen Center, and offer recreational classes for all ages.
  • Astoria Parks - Check out all of Astoria's parks!
  • Port of Play - Experience structured and open play geared to young children. Our center features an indoor play center with mats, tricycles, small slides, and scooters that provide opportunities for youngsters to run and be active.
  • Aquatic Center - Four pools, a huge water slide and a large fitness area all under one roof.
  • Astoria Column - 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.
  • Kid Zone - This is a unique after school program that serves Astoria's Kindergarten through 5th grade students! Each day we will help your children with homework and offer exciting crafts, games and team building activities.
  • Master Plan - The City of Astoria Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
  • Trails -
  • Ocean View Cemetery -

Latest News

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

Coming Events

Parks After Dark

Join the Astoria Parks Recreation and Community Foundation for their annual Parks After Dark Summer Movie series. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! All movies will be show at dusk at McClure Park. All proceeds will go fund scholarships for Astoria Parks & Recreation programs. Pizza from Baked Alaska and Beer from Fort George Brewery for sale.

Tickets cost $5.00


ZUMBA in the Park

Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya!

Join us prior to our Parks After Dark movies for an evening of dance, fun, and joy with JOY, our Zumba instructor!

Can't join us on these dates? The Astoria Recreation Center offers classes all year long, including FAMILY ZUMBA. Go to the Astoria Recreation Center link for more information.

JUNE 16 8:30-9:30 pm
JULY 21 8:15-9:15 pm
AUGUST 18 8:00-9:00 pm


Stand up Paddle Board Lessons

Now Beginner and Intermediate SUP Board enthusiasts can enjoy lessons from the Astoria Recreation Center. Join our experienced SUP instructor for an hour on the Youngs Bay as we learn the basics of water safety and balance on the SUP Board. Three classes to choose from with a maximum of 5 people per class. Pre-registration is mandatory and these classes will fill up fast! $6.00 per class.

Boards, paddles, and personal flotation device are included.

June 23 9:00-10:00am 10:30-11:30am
July 14 1:00-2:00pm 2:30-3:30pm
August 11 12:00-1:00pm 1:30-2:30pm
*We recommend wearing clothes for the weather, and know that class will happen in the rain, but may be canceled due to low tides or wind. Call (503) 325-7275 for more information.

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If someone wants to adopt a park in your neighborhood,
Who you gonna call? (Jonah)
If there's something weird
And it don't look good
Who you gonna call? (Jonah)

As a leader in the Department, Jonah Dart-McLean is deserving on many levels. Employees like Jonah who are willing to help tackle any challenge whether in their division or another, and help our department continue to progress is the reason why we nominated him for Employee of the Month. Thank you, Jonah!

Volunteer of the Month

Jenn Benoit, a former employee, turned into a rockstar volunteer.  As a Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation Volunteer, Jenn took on the huge responsibility of being the Run on the River Race Director. With her strong marketing and communications skills, Jenn was able to increase participation and generate more revenue for scholarships! You rock, Jenn!


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