JACKSON, Wyo. — Astoria Park Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land have announced the opening of Astoria Hot Springs on Friday, September 11. This opening announcement follows the completion of phase-one construction and all pre-opening systems testing.
Due to procedures in place for COVID-19 safety, only locals with a valid ID or current paystub — defined as residents living in Teton County, Wyo., Teton County, Idaho, Sublette County, Wyo. and Lincoln County, Wyo. — will be able to visit Astoria at this time. Pool passes are necessary and must be reserved in advance at AstoriaPark.org.
Two-and-a-half hour time slots will be available for reservation, beginning at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. This will allow staff to thoroughly clean the facility between user groups.
Hot Springs admission pricing for locals is $14 for adults and $10 for children 2-12; children under 2 enter for free. This includes access to each of the five soaking pools along with other amenities within the hot springs area. To reserve your passes and for more information about visiting, including FAQs and COVID policies, visit astoriapark.org/hotsprings.
“Astoria Hot Springs will be a gathering place for the community for generations to come,” said Chris Lea, local Jackson resident and National Board Member for The Trust for Public Land. “We’re proud to have worked with the Astoria Park Conservancy to make this park a reality.”
Astoria’s multi-phase development began in 2012, and for eight years, local volunteers have worked with Astoria Park Conservancy and their partners at The Trust for Public Land to protect the nearly 100-acre park site. Together, they have redesigned an inspiring park centered around the mineral hot springs and established Astoria Park Conservancy, the local non-profit that now owns the park, to facilitate affordable access, educational programs, and wellness offerings for residents.
Construction of the phase-one improvements, including the park’s Welcome Center, hot springs, and associated amenities, began in early 2019 and was managed by The Trust for Public Land.
Future phases of park development will focus on the surrounding park with a trail system, natural playground, picnic areas and a kiosko. Astoria Park Conservancy will manage future development and facilitate public programs with a mission to connect the community through inspiring experiences in nature that improve livability, health, and wellbeing.
Astoria Park Conservancy is participating in the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole’s Old Bill’s Fun Run philanthropic giving event that runs through September 18. Donations made to Astoria during Old Bill’s will generate support for affordable public access to Astoria, as well as continued stewardship and educational and wellness programming.
Community support has been a cornerstone of this project since its inception, from individuals to local businesses.
“Hundreds of local supporters, the Trust for Public Land and corporate partners like Rocky Mountain Bank, all believed in our dream to re-open the hot springs as an affordable public park for our community,” said Paige Byron Curry, Executive Director of the Astoria Park Conservancy.
”Together we are excited to welcome residents to our state-of-the-art hot springs. While we look forward to opening fully as soon as possible, we are pleased to be able to offer residents the ability to soak now, especially at a time when our individual and collective well-being is more important than ever before.”
Are you ready to visit Astoria? Reserve your pool pass online today for a visit, starting on Friday, September 11.