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“Tapiola means water in Finnish, and a fun place to go.”
Review of Tapiola Park

Tapiola Park
Ranked #23 of 45 things to do in Astoria
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Astoria oregon
Level 6 Contributor
1,707 reviews
327 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 726 helpful votes
“Tapiola means water in Finnish, and a fun place to go.”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

As one of a family that was growing up in Astoria in the 60's
and 70's we all played and swam
at the pools and park that were constructed post world war 2.
It was built on the sunny south slope of our often windy cold summer little town.

Then times were hard on Tapiola,
The pools had aged and the cost to maintain and repair becane prohibitive. With leadership from people like our Mayor Willis Van Duesen, our parks and rec man Fred Lindstrom a new pool was built, by the hospital near downtown. This is not to be missed. We all enjoy this new pool for our morning swim and I like the pool that the works against you to give the exercise or therapy needed.
At that time the park became what it is today. Much money and hard work was spent here, one can see as we enjoy all the improvements here and the adjoining baseball fields. Including much volunteer labor!! Signage designates some. One can bring the kids meet with the other parents of children . The replicas of the area such as Fort Clatsop are well done. It is a creative yet restful and a great family park. Our local dairy queen across the street.
An area and work that makes you return time after time with the family. Something for all ages including skate park, swing and amusements for younger, ball fields, picnic area , to name a few.
Beautiful views of Youngs Bay.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Everything for kids of all ages”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Wonderful skate park, community built playground, basketball hoops, baseball field, picnic areas over looking the Youngs' River

Visited August 2013
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Astoria, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Awesome way to keep the little people happy!”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

This is an awesome play park with many different structures. Be prepared to stay for awhile since the kids are never ready to go. It has an awesome view of the river and there is a Dairy Queen on the corner!

Visited September 2013
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Astoria, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Play structure design makes it hard to keep children in view”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

My kids love to go to this park, but as a parent, I don't enjoy it. There are too many enclosed spaces where your children cannot be seen. Also, many of the visitors (adults and children alike) do not give the park rules a passing glance, and make it a less pleasant experience for everyone else.

Visited February 2013
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Astoria, Oregon, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Play here to frequently!”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Great park but it can be a little scary because of all the places kids can roam and it's hard to see them unless you are walking right along with them...but it is a great place to play and enjoy the day!

Visited February 2013
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