General Manager's Message
Summer is on its way and that conjures up visions of being outside and enjoying all that nature offers in this area. Making it even better -- if your plans include using a THPRD park, trail or natural area -- is that admission is free.
Where are these parks, trails and natural areas? Almost everywhere. We have 90 park sites with active recreational amenities such as play equipment and picnic tables. We also offer more than 60 miles of trails for exercise and commuting. And our 1,400 acres of natural areas provide a sense of peace along with wildlife viewing opportunities.
How do you find one? Not only is there a map of our district online, on the home page in the upper right corner, you’ll see an entry in the THPRD Toolkit labeled, “Locate a Park or Trail.”
It’s your gateway to all the outdoor sites we offer across our 50-square-mile service territory. We hope you’ll use this helpful tool. If you need assistance, call us at 503/645-6433.
And more parks on the way...
In November 2008, voters approved our $100 million bond measure. One of the greatest benefits of the measure is that it provides funding to improve and expand our network of parks, trails and natural areas.
We’ve already created Meadow Waye Park in south Beaverton and completed the redevelopment of Camille and Schiffler Parks. Come this summer, Paul & Verna Winkelman Park in Aloha will open.
By the end of this year, we’ll develop Barsotti and Hansen Ridge Parks. And we’ll finish with redevelopment of A.M. Kennedy, Vista Brook, Roy Dancer and Pioneer Parks.
At the same time, we’ll complete or continue expansions of the Rock Creek Trail and Westside Trail. And we’ll start on a trail expansion project at Lowami Hart Woods.
Meanwhile, natural area restoration projects at the Jenkins Estate, Bronson Creek Greenway, and Jordan Woods are in progress, and many, many more are in the works.
Soget out this summer and enjoy a THPRD park, trail or natural area. There’s one nearby, and you can’t beat the price.
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District