Park Fundraising Tops $750,000!

Astoria Nordic Heritage Park committee members cheered as committee chair Judi Lampi gave Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association president Loran Mathews $99.01 in cash bringing total funds raised for Astoria Nordic Heritage Park to $750,000 or three-quarters of a million dollars. Committee members have been working since 2015 on this project. The design and engineering phases of the project are finished, paid for, and have passed review by the City of Astoria. A construction management firm, Urban Resources, Inc. of Portland, Oregon, is updating the initial estimate of $1.2 million for construction of the park. Construction will begin when fundraising is complete.

A Nordic Lights Benefit Dinner for the project will be held at Carruthers Restaurant on March 28. Tickets are $150 per person and include a five-course Nordic-themed dining experience. To receive an invitation, contact Lampi at clatsop41 at or call her at 503-791-9156. To learn more about the park, visit