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City of Astoria, Oregon
  • Teen Zone is FREE!

    Now being offered during the summer as well as during the school year.

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  • No School? We've Got Your Child Care Covered

    Send your kids to our "school's out" play on in-service and conference days.

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  • Gobbler Gallop 5K

    Stretch your legs before the big Thanksgiving meal! Run along the river Thursday November 28. Registration is $10 per person or free with a donation of canned foods.

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  • Ocean View Cemetery Planning

    Interested in the development of the Ocean View Cemetery Master Plan? Join us for a Public Forum November 13 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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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

Ocean View Cemetery Master Plan

The City of Astoria has begun working on a Master Plan for Ocean View Cemetery.

2019 Youth Summer Programs

Keep the kids active and engaged with our NEW summer programming at Astoria Parks and Recreation!

Maritime Memorial Expansion Begins March 14th

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

Coming Events

Fall Fitness Classes

Fall Group Fitness Schedule

We have variety of programs and classes for adults! You are sure to find something that will interest you. It's a great opportunity to meet new people in a high energy environment. Find a printable group fitness schedule HERE pdf Document.


Gobbler Gallop 5K

Between stuffing the turkey and getting stuffed on turkey, gallop along with your family, friends and neighbors on our beautiful Riverwalk. Costumes and silly hats are encouraged. Get in on this Thanksgiving day family tradition.

The run starts at 9 a.m. at the Columbia River Maritime Museum (1792 Marine Drive) on November 28, 2019.

  • Registration starts at 8 a.m. and is only available DAY OF.
  • Fee $10 or 5 cans of food to benefit Clatsop Community Action.

Awards for top finishers. Post-run snacks for participants.
Distance is approximately 5 kilometers or 3.10 miles.


Winter Bazaar and Craft Fair

Join Astoria Parks and Recreation for the Winter Bazaar and Craft Fair. Shop for local trinkets and holiday gifts, and wander through out winter wonderland. Admission is free and food bank donations are encouraged.

  • Saturday, December 7 at the Astoria Recreation Center (1555 W Marine Drive) 
  • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Interested in being a vendor? Contact Desiree at 503-325-7275 or


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Matt Moritz has only been the Grounds Coordinator for around 10 months and his contributions and positive impacts have already made a vast difference in the Parks Maintenance Division and Parks Department as a whole.  Matt is eager to help, excited to make improvements, and constantly seeks ways to help out our team; always with a positive and friendly attitude.  In addition to streamlining daily and routine tasks and assisting the seasonal Grounds crew, Matt has undertaken several large projects aimed at raising the standard of care at our sites.  These include overhauls of softball infields, renovations of beds at the Community Garden, decreasing the impacts of nesting birds at Port of Play’s covered area, and many more.  Thank you Matt!


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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