Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Land Acquisition

A portion of THPRD's bond measure funds are earmarked for acquisition. Land will be used for community parks, neighborhood parks and natural areas.

Overall, the Park District will acquire six neighborhood park sites -- at least one in each quadrant of the district -- as part of the $100 million bond measure approved by voters in November 2008.

As the district acquires properties, we will list each property on this page (click the links below) with more information about the property, photos, the cost, and its intended use.

The district does not have funds available currently to develop the properties. As a result, they will not be available for public use now. A public master planning process needs to be created to determine how the site should be developed, but there is no timetable for that.

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Cobb Trust

Details

The first THPRD land acquisition funded by 2008 bond measure dollars was completed in August 2010. It was accomplished with assistance from Metro and the City of Beaverton. The property, totaling 8.66 acres, consists of two tax lots at the southeast corner of Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Sexton Mountain Drive. Previous owner was the Cobb Trust.

Cost

Purchase price was about $2.8 million. Of that amount, the City of Beaverton provided $300,000 of the local share funds it received from Metro's voter-approved 2006 natural areas bond measure. That $227 million measure included $44 million for projects selected by cities, counties and local parks providers.

Future plans

THPRD intends to use the property for a new neighborhood park in its southeast quadrant. The Cobb Trust property is adjacent to two separate tax lots owned by the city. One of them is managed by THPRD as Wildwood Mini-Park. The other property is 3.36 acres, about half of which could be combined with the Cobb Trust property to form an even larger future park.

For more information

Call Lindsay Beckman at 503/629-6305 or leave a message online at www.thprd.org/contact.

Bronson Creek

Details

In January 2011, THPRD completed the purchase of a 2.84-acre parcel on the east side of NW 174th just north of Bronson Road. The property, which includes an uninhabitable house that will be demolished soon, is about 40 percent wooded and features a section of Bronson Creek in the southern portion of the site.

Cost

Purchase price was $425,000.

Future plans

It is intended as a natural area and a future trailhead access for the Bronson Creek Trail.

For more information

Call Lindsay Beckman at 503/629-6305 or leave a message online at www.thprd.org/contact.

Farmington Road

Details

Another THPRD bond land acquisition completed in January 2011 is a 6.67-acre grouping of three properties on the east side of SW 165th just north of Farmington Road. There are currently five homes on the site, three of which are uninhabitable and will be removed soon with two retained as rentals until the park is developed.

Cost

THPRD purchased the properties for $930,000 total from Sterling Savings Bank and two private owners.

Future plans

About half of the property will likely remain a wetland, riparian corridor. THPRD intends to convert the other half, the western section of the property, into a 3.5-acre neighborhood park.

For more information

Call Lindsay Beckman at 503/629-6305 or leave a message online at www.thprd.org/contact.

Teufel site

Details

Continuing to implement its 2008 voter-approved bond measure, THPRD purchased a 23-acre property in the Cedar Mill area for a future community park.

The acquisition was closed on April 29, 2011, after almost two years of negotiation with the former owner, Larry Teufel. The site is currently operated as a wholesale nursery by Teufel Holly Farms, Inc. It will continue to be used that way and leased back to Teufel for the time being, according to terms of the sale.

Cost

The property is on the east side of NW Miller Road and north of Barnes Road. Purchase price was $8 million. THPRD had allocated $10 million in bond measure funds for acquisition of a community park in the Cedar Mill area.

Future plans

The Park District has no immediate plans or funding to develop the property. No development will occur until an extensive public planning process has been completed.

THPRD General Manager Doug Menke believes the size, location and layout of the Teufel site are ideal for a future community park, which the Park District defines as 10-25 acres in size with an ample variety of amenities to serve residents.

“When it’s developed, this will be a complete community park serving the Cedar Mill area including athletic fields, sport courts, open areas, play structures and picnic facilities with a natural area and trails near a stream,” Menke said.

Teufel is happy to be able to sell the property for future park development.

“This property has been in my family’s ownership since the late 1800s,” he said. “It’s good to know that it will become a recreational asset for the entire community.”

For more information

Call Steve Regner at 503/629-6305 or leave a message online at www.thprd.org/contact.

Cedar Mill

Details

The Park District has acquired a 0.76-acre vacant parcel in Cedar Mill to be used as a natural area. It will also help expand the local trail network.

Cost

The vacant 0.76-acre parcel, purchased from the Collins Living Trust, is adjacent to NW 114th Avenue and features mature trees and dense undergrowth. Sale price was $340,000. It is bounded by THPRD properties on the south and east (Foege Park).

Future plans

Besides having value as a future natural area, the property will provide a trail connection to Foege Park. As part of its Timberland Master Planned Community project, developer Polygon Northwest has built a nature trail near the newly purchased parcel. According to THPRD’s Planning Department, Polygon plans to donate the trail to the Park District to add to the Cedar Mill Community Trail. When funding becomes available, the trail will be continued through the new parcel to Foege Park.

For more information

Call Lindsay Beckman at 503/629-6305 or leave a message online at www.thprd.org/contact.


This page was last updated on Monday May 05 2014 at 2:14 PM.



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