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City of Astoria, Oregon
  • Dance Your Heart Out

    Your cordially invited to a night of dancing, music, dessert, and punch!

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  • Sign up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

    This self defense class is perfect for children and adults ages 7 & up! Register by calling (503) 325-7275.

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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

Astoria Aquatic Center Event Closure

The Aquatic Center will be closing at 3pm Jan. 18 & 23 for high school swim meets. Go Fisherman!

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

Coming Events

Winter 2018 Swim Lessons

Experience a fun, interactive, water adjustment program designed to introduce basic water skills that can lead to a lifetime of safe practices and water enjoyment. Lessons are available for children as young as 6 months to 12 years old. Private & Semi-Private lessons are available, $150 for 10 sessions.  Regular lessons are twice/week for $50.

Times vary depending on skill levels
Tuesday and Thursdays, for 5 weeks

Session 1, January 9th – February 8th
Session 2, February 13th – March 15th


Learn the Art of Self Defense!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. In this self-defense class, the student will gain self-esteem, coordination, and discipline while learning the basics of pins, joint locks, and throws through intermediate skills. Classes are great for children and adults, ages 7 and up. Classes are held weekly on Monday evenings for seven weeks. Register by calling (503) 325-7275.

Session 1: January 22nd-March 19th
Session 2: April 2nd-May 14th

Valentine’s Day Ball

Saturday, Feb 10th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

You are cordially invited to join the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department and the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) for an evening of music, dancing, refreshments, and special treats. This night is fun for the whole family! The cost is $5 per person or $10 per person at the door. 

Call (503) 325-7275 or go to to register.

*If registering online, you will need to create a username and password to utilize our online system. If you've registered for programs online in the past, you may simply enter your login information and proceed with purchasing tickets. If you have any problems with your account, give us a call at (503) 325-7275.

This event was brought to you by the generous donations from ADHDA and the Instant Gratification Run 2017 donors. If you would like to support Astoria Parks and Recreation, go to to donate in support of our events.


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Nicolette Cooper and Susan Principe

Nicolette joined our lifeguarding team in July of 2017.  Nicolette is very reliable and can always be counted on by her co-workers.  She is always willing to tackle new challenges and is training to teach swim lessons.  When our facility was faced with a shortage of a 5:00 am shift, she willingly offered to work a few mornings a week.  Nicolette is also a “cleaning warrior” and spends any free time ensuring our facility looks good.  Thank you Nicolette for your flexibility and hard work!

Susan has worked for the Aquatic Center as a swim instructor and cashier for over a year.  This fall, Susan also joined our lifeguard team.  Susan has an excellent “can do” attitude and brings positive energy to work with her every day regardless of which hat she is wearing.

Susan has a special knack for working with children and has a deep love for teaching swim lessons, she enjoys teaching group lessons and private lessons.  As a lifeguard, Susan is very attentive to safety and works well as a team member.  Additionally, Susan pays special attention to cleaning and strives to keep our facility looking nice and clean.  Thank you Susan for all you do for the Aquatic Center!


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