Astoria hot springs construction progresses, eyeing 2020 opening

If concrete is poured before the snow flies, the park could open as soon as next summer.

September 6, 2019

Dunking samples of metal lockers into sulfurous water comes with the territory when building new hot springs pools.

Every material that’s part of the construction of the new Astoria Hot Springs Park must be tested to make sure it won’t be corroded by the particular minerals at the site, Astoria Park Conservancy Executive Director Paige Byron Curry said. A search for a mineral-proof wheelchair lift for the accessible pool has led her to look into German and Finnish suppliers, she said.

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