Astoria Aquatic Center
Astoria Aquatic Center
1997 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
Astoria Aquatic Center Description
Not your neighborhood YMCA, the Astoria Aquatic Center is a state-of-the-art facility with a long, twisty water slide, a wading pool (where the water temperature is a cozy 88 degrees and even babies can have fun), and a lazy river. Teens will be attracted to the bigger pool with a cordoned-off section for lap swimming and the separate fitness center. This is a great place to spend the afternoon with kids when it's rainy in Astoria (or even when it's not).
Babies: The wading pool is shallow enough for babies who can sit up straight to enjoy. Only children under 48" are allowed in it, which makes it a calm place for babies and their parents.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Toddlers and preschoolers: Although they're too little to go on the water slide, they will enjoy the wading pool and the larger pool, which has plenty of shallow parts and fun water spray features. Lifejackets and noodles are available for emerging swimmers.
School-Age Kids: School aged kids: Kids must be 4 feet tall to ride the water slide. Children 8 and older are allowed to use the pools without adult supervision (numerous lifeguards keep a watchful eye).
Pre-Teens & Teens: The water slide is long enough to be a thrill for this age group, and the lazy river is popular for every age (including adults). Kids over 14 are also allowed in the spa.
- Towel Off Towels are available for rent for $1 or for purchase for $6.
- Take advantage of the family discount. An incredibly reasonable $14 gets two adults and three kids or one adult with four kids into the center.
- Verify open swim times. The schedule changes constantly and the website may not have the most updated hours. Avoid disappointment by calling ahead.
- Lock up.Lockers are now free to use, but you must provide your own lock, you can purchase one there.
Just the Facts
Hours: Call ahead to confirm.
Fees: Less than $10 per person.
Recommended Time: 1 to 2 hours
Reviews of Astoria Aquatic Center
By nissan187 April 04, 2010
By Elaina253 July 12, 2009 | Son: Age 18, Daughters: Ages 15 & 6
What we didn't love:
We felt misled
When we saw the flier that read "Play swim from 1 - 8" we were like, "Great! Thats perfect for us!" The picture showed a slide and a few really cool pools. Well, when we got there around 3:30, turns out one of the pools was closed for lessons and the other pool was taken up by 3 lanes which only fit two people at a time - and of course, were already taken. To top it off, the slide was only open from 7:15 - 8:00. My two year old was itching to get into the activity pool where only ONE person was being taught a lesson but was barked at by the life guard NOT to go in the pool. After about an hour of fighting her needs, we left disappointed and misled. The flier read "Play" swim, which to us meant, use of the pools cool parts to play. So for $10 you get HALF of the bigger lap pool, an over crowded jacuzzi since nobody is allowed anywhere else and a small kiddie pool. Then to top it off the slide is only open for 45 at night! Not worthit!br/But maybe if we were given all the information up front, we would feel differently. Read More