Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Interpretive Sign Network; Nature Revealed: Discovering Nature Through Art

Bond Category:Park Additions and Upgrades
Site Address:
OR
Status:Master Plan Phase
 
Master Plan Start:November 2009
Construction Start:January 2014
Construction Finish:December 2014
Estimated Public Opening:December 2014

Project Summary & Public Benefits

The Natural Resources Department will be creating, constructing, and installing interpretive, natural resource art installations throughout significant natural areas to educate patrons about natural history and the environment.

The project goals for Nature Revealed: Discovering Nature through Art are as follows:

1) Encourage, and allow for, repeat visitation and engagement in natural processes and our natural areas.

2) Increase patron's observation skills of the natural environment.

3) Increase patron's knowledge and understanding of ecology and the interconnectedness between people and natural resources.  

From July 2013 to May 2014, public meetings were held at each of the parks to share information and details about the Nature Revealed:  Discovering Nature through Art bond project.  Minutes from each of those public meetings can be found in the Meetings section on the right side of this web page.  

Update

****Last updated September 5, 2014****

Construction and installation of artwork in parks will begin in August 2014. Please note the specific park installation dates below; these will be updated further as final dates are confirmed. 

As with most construction activities, there will be noise, dust, and traffic/trail impacts.  Areas of the park may be temporarily closed to the public via fencing, flagging, and signs.  For your safety, please keep away from the construction areas.  We apologize in advance for these inconvenices and appreciate your understanding and patience. 

Jordan Woods Natural Area Installation: Completed on August 5, 2014

Greenway Park Installation: Granite stones have been installed.  Planting of trees near stones will be completed later this fall/winter. 

Raleigh Swim Center/Park Installation:  Completed on September 3, 2014

Hazeldale Park Installation: October/November 2014

Bethany Lake/Rock Creek Greenway Installation: To be determined

For specific information and details about the artwork that will be installed as well as park maps, please reference the Document Center on the right side of this webpage.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the Nature Revealed: Discovering Nature through Art project, please contact Kristin Atman, Interpretive Programs Supervisor, at 503/629-6350 or via email at katman@thprd.org.

Project Budget

$339,300

Contact Information

Please direct bond project-related comments or questions to 503/629-6305 or electronically via THPRD's web contact form.

Contractor Information

Bethany Lake Park/Rock Creek Greenway:  John Grade, Artist

Hazeldale Park:  Stacy Levy, Artist

Jordan Woods Natural Area:  Vaughn Bell, Artist

Raleigh Swim Center/Park and Greenway Park:  Adam Kuby, Artist



15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006

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