Astoria Park Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land have announced the donation of park land from The Trust for Public Land to Astoria Park Conservancy. This milestone moves the park closer to opening, which is planned for mid-2020. Astoria is a multi-phase project that began in 2012 with The Trust for Public Land’s efforts to regain public access to the hot springs and surrounding area. In 2016,
The Trust for Public Land purchased the future park site and redesigned the hot springs with input from 2,000 residents. Astoria Park Conservancy was founded in 2018 as the long-term owner of the park, and last spring, the two organizations celebrated the ground breaking of the park during the annual Pole Pedal Paddle event. Construction of the first phase of the hot springs began shortly thereafter, including hot soaking pools, a leisure pool, a children’s pool, gathering spaces, and a Welcome Center with a snack shop. Future phases of park development will focus on the adjacent park, with continued community opportunities.