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.