Garden of Surging Waves, Astoria

#9 of 11 in Parks in Astoria
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Garden of Surging Waves is pronounced “Cāng Láng Yuán” in Chinese. The garden will serve as a reminder not only of Chinese contributions to Astoria and the Pacific Northwest, but to Oregon's early ties to China that were first developed in the days of John Jacob Astor, and have flourished over the last 200 years.

The award winning Garden of Surging Waves is sited directly across from Astoria's City Hall. For more information, please visit our website at
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  • An important Chinese tribute and recognition for their part in Northwest history. Take time to learn and understand the contribution that the Chinese made to this area. Beautifully done. Hats off to.....  more »
  • My husband and I stumbled upon this park while exploring Astoria. What a gem! The design of the park, which is in honor of the Chinese immigrants who contributed so to the culture of Astoria, is...  more »
  • Not sure how this is called a "park" ... but sure, it's nice to stroll around a bit and sit on one of the benches to contemplate life for a little while. Don't expect tranquility and silence though! This is a couple thousand square feet rectangle in a relative busy section of downtown Astoria with a road at two of its sides.
  • Small park. Beautiful sitting area. I like to park here for the Sunday market. There was one homeless guy over flowing with his belongings, he never bothered me or my children.

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