April Events & Updates From Parks & Rec
We're wasting no time recovering from Spring Break. In fact, we're ready for more fun and fitness in April. We're also helping you to get a jump on Summer activities. But first, come find out where we're at in the Master Plan process - we have three events planned. 
For more information, please visit our website at  www.astoriaparks.com
Master Plan Open Houses - info and input sessions
In April we're hosting three public comment opportunities on the initial findings of the Astoria Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan

Attend any of the open house sessions to learn about the initial results of the Plan, and weigh in with your feedback. The APRD will give an update on the planning process and share its initial findings and next steps with the community. We value your input and hope you can attend.
Wed, April 6
5-7pm
5:30pm Staff Presentation
Fort George Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street
Thurs, April 7
7-10am
Street 14 Café
(private dining room)
1410 Commercial St 
Sat, April 9
5-8pm
Old Town Framing
(during Art Walk)
1287 Commercial St
Have questions? Contact Ian Sisson at  isisson@astoria.or.us for more information. 
Volunteer at Run on the River
Join in the fun on race day! Volunteer for any number of helpful activities at Run on the River. You'll ge t all the perks too: complementary lunch and a beverage from Buoy Beer and a ROTR t-shirt. 

Run on the River Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is sponsored by Buoy Beer Company and is May 22. Registered participants get lunch and a beverage from Buoy Beer, a t-shirt and medal. Have you signed up yet? 
2016 Summer Program Guide  
I know, I know. It just turned Spring. But now you can start making plans for the summer. 

Check out our Summer 2016 Program Guide for Summer Camps, the Movies in the Parks schedule, swim lessons and other sports activities. We've got your summer fun covered. 

Spring Sports Sign Ups  
Parks and Recreation is offering Youth Jiu Jitsu, Self Defense, CPR, Youth Softball and more this Spring. Visit the registration site for more details.

Adult Fitness at the ARC
The Astoria Recreation Center offers many fitness classes through out the week. Check out our Boot Camp,  Cardio/ Circuit Training,  Core/Strength,  Pilates,  Pound!,  Studio Cycling,  Studio Cycling / Core Strength and  Stretch & Tone.  Click for the schedule.

Swim Lessons
Sign up for swim lessons. Classes are held through out the day on  Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on skill level.  Session 1: April 5-May 5.  Session 2: May 10-June 9. Click here for more information. 

Join Astoria Parks and Recreation's Maintenance Division. 
Work outside in the local parks, playgrounds and sports fields doing landscaping and more. Visit the City of Astoria's  Employment Website for more information and to apply.

The Aquatic Center is Hiring Lifeguards. Apply now!
Want to be a lifeguard or to learn water safety? Sign up now for the April 29-May 1 Lifeguard Training Class.  Sign up here. 

Lil' Sprouts is Hiring
Lil' Sprouts is looking for qualified teachers for multiple classrooms with kids ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. If you or someone you know is interested in teaching young minds and building positive and enriching relationships with children and their families, go to our employment website. 

2016 Monthly Passes available
Monthly Aquatic Center and Land & Water Passes are available at the Aquatic Center and Astoria Recreation Center. Stop by to pick yours up today.  More: Parks and Rec>
Donations accepted to replace Oscar the Bounce House
In March we had to say good bye to our beloved Oscar the Octopus, the Port of Play Bounce House.

Many have offered donations toward something new. While a replacement has not yet been chosen, donations are appreciated. They can be dropped off or send directly to Port of Play at 785 Alameda Ave.   
What else is new at Port of Play?
The Port of Play stage recently got a makeover. The Parks Department Maintenance crew opened up the stage for easy accessibility and visibility, which included adding a new viewing window to the left of the stage.  
Fundraising for the community, encouraging volunteerism
The Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation  was founded in 2010 by a passionate group of individuals whose mission was to better the parks and recreational opportunities in the community. APRCF hosts local events like the Run on the River, ZeroK and Parks After Dark movie nights to help raise funds to assist Astoria residents in the form of scholarships. These scholarships can be used for passes to the Aquatic Center and other Parks and Recreation facilities. Interested in learning more? Want to volunteer or join the board?  Click here>