Astoria City Council moves forward with Scandinavian Heritage Park

The Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association is rejoicing that it has finally reached an agreement with the Astoria City Council which will allow it to move forward with its plans for a monument honoring Scandinavian immigrants in the former People’s Park in downtown Astoria on the Riverwalk.  When the monument is completed, the park will be renamed Scandinavian Heritage Park. Fundraising will start soon to fund design, construction, and maintenance of the monument. The Astoria Rotary Club will work with ASHA to maintain the park.  ASHA anticipates it will take up to two years to complete the process.  Follow progress at the newly renamed park website: