Citizen scientists help THPRD track animal populations
December 28, 2017 - Posted in:
Natural Resources, Public Participation, Nature, Volunteers
Citizen Science – research conducted by non-professional scientists – is a practice that THPRD’s Natural Resources staff is successfully utilizing to keep track of regionally important animal species and pollinators. Volunteer opportunities are now available.
Cedar Hills Park cerrará para construcción el 8 de enero
December 22, 2017 - Posted in:
Noticias en español
Como parte de un proyecto importante de construcción que llevará una variedad de mejorías al parque Cedar Hills, el parque estará cerrado a partir del 8 de enero de 2018, excepto por una vía peatonal de la escuela primaria William Walker (Lynnfield Lane) hasta el bulevar Cedar Hills.
December 21, 2017 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure, Maintenance, Planning and Development, Beaverton School District, Closures, Parks
In order to begin construction that will bring a variety of improvements to Cedar Hills Park, the park will be closed starting Jan. 8, 2018 except for a pedestrian pathway from William Walker Elementary School to Cedar Hills Boulevard.
Registration for THPRD's winter term will be open to district residents starting at 8 am on Saturday, Dec. 9. Out-of-district registration begins Monday, Dec. 11. Online registration will be available 24 hours a day at www.thprd.org.
THPRD renews holiday giving drive for those in need
November 27, 2017 - Posted in:
Events, News Release, Public Participation, Administration, Aquatics, Beaverton School District, Social Equity
THPRD is once again working with the Beaverton School District and other community partners to create a brighter holiday season for those in need in the Beaverton area. The district will collect toys, clothing and other items for selected families and homeless children; it will also collect personal hygiene products and linens for the Union Gospel Mission LifeChange Center for Women & Children.
Aloha residents share vision for new 2.5-acre park
November 17, 2017 - Posted in:
Planning and Development, Public Participation, Bonnie Meadow, Parks, Public Meetings
More than 30 residents recently participated in three community conversations designed to give neighbors and park advocates an active voice in the planning for a new 2.5-acre neighborhood park in Aloha.
November 14, 2017 - Posted in:
Maintenance, News Release, Awards, Board of Directors
THPRD has been honored with the Edwards Center’s Employment Award for more than three decades of providing job opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.The accolade was presented in Portland as part of the Edwards Center’s 11th annual awareness-building and fundraising luncheon.
Newt Day is back! THPRD’s celebration of the rough-skinned amphibian returns on Saturday, Nov. 4, noon to 4 p.m. at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton).
Visitors will learn about the amazing adaptations of newts and other forest inhabitants.
October 03, 2017 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure, News Release, Planning and Development, Public Participation, Design & Development, New Northwest Park
THPRD is asking the public’s help in the planning of a new 2.5-acre park in Aloha. Neighbors can sign up to discuss their wants and needs for the new park, which will be located at SW 187th Avenue and SW Bonnie Meadow Lane.
THPRD's newest park to open in Aloha; Grand Opening Oct. 14
September 22, 2017 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure, Events, News Release, Planning and Development, Public Participation, Accessibility, Adaptive Recreation, Aloha park, Beaverton School District, Board of Directors, Design & Development
Mountain View Champions Park, a 21.5-acre site in Aloha featuring Oregon’s first athletic field for people of all abilities, will open to the public on Oct. 2. Join THPRD at a grand opening celebration on Oct. 14 from 3 to 6 pm.
September 22, 2017 - Posted in:
Events, News Release, Cedar Hills
Families wishing to get an early start on their Halloween celebration may want to stop by THPRD's annual Fall Festival. This costume-friendly event will be held at Cedar Hills Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 am to 3 pm.
September 21, 2017 - Posted in:
Events, News Release, Health & Wellness, Stuhr Center
On Saturday, Oct. 7, the Elsie Stuhr Center will host a free Health and Wellness Resource Fair to provide activities and information that address health topics relevant to Beaverton’s aging adult population.
September 21, 2017 - Posted in:
Events, News Release, Aquatics
The Aloha Swim Center is the site of THPRD's next Dive-In Movie on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 5:30 pm. Dive-In Movies combine two great pastimes – swimming and a trip to the movies – all for the cost of a drop-in swim.
September 18, 2017 - Posted in:
Events, News Release, Nature
Get ready for fall and planting season with THPRD’s 17th annual Fall Native Plant Sale. A wide variety of shrubs, ground covers, perennials and trees will be available for purchase at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 am to 2 pm.
September 01, 2017 - Posted in:
Events, News Release, Stuhr Center
Shoppers of all ages will delight in the broad array of treasures, collectibles, antiques, clothing, furniture and home goods available at the Elsie Stuhr Center’s annual Harvest Bazaar on Sept. 7 and 8.
Before the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center closes for its second phase of scheduled renovations, the pool will host just the third installment ever of THPRD’s popular Doggie Paddle. The canine-only open swim will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, 4-6 pm.
August 01, 2017 - Posted in:
Cedar Hills, Garden Home, Sports, Sports
THPRD is hoping to hit a bullseye with archery enthusiasts. A new range at the PCC Rock Creek Campus is now open daily, from dawn to dusk. There is no cost to use the site, which includes targets set at lengths ranging from 10 to 60 yards.
Fanno Creek Trail users in the Garden Home neighborhood will notice a recent change in the landscape. Several weathered steel sculptures were installed, just above the ground, along a 120-foot section of the trail near SW 86th Avenue.
Bridge repair to slow down trail users at Commonwealth Lake
July 13, 2017 - Posted in:
Maintenance on the west end bridge at Commonwealth Lake Park will occur July 17-28. During the project, the park and the loop trail remain open, but the bridge will be closed; visitors will be unable to walk the loop.
June 28, 2017 - Posted in:
Maintenance, Garden Home, Trails
On July 7, THPRD will close a portion of the Fanno Creek Trail to allow PGE to remove a dead poplar tree. The path will be closed between Garden Home Recreation Center and SW 76th Ave. from about 8 am to 1 pm.
THPRD offers free summer concerts for 13th consecutive summer
June 28, 2017 - Posted in:
Events, News Release, Parks
Looking for free summer fun? For the 13th consecutive summer, THPRD will stage free concerts at neighborhood parks across its 50-square-mile service area. The first of four shows is Thursday, July 6, at Bethany's Pirate Park.
THPRD’s seventh annual Groovin' on the Grass show returns to Beaverton on Saturday, Aug. 19. This outdoor concert event features a trio of iconic Northwest acts -- Quarterflash, The Curtis Salgado Band and Nu Shooz -- sharing the stage for the first time. Gates will open at 4 pm for the 5 pm show.
Montage of Fanno Farmhouse presented to Sheri Malstrom
June 02, 2017 - Posted in:
News Release, Board of Directors, History
John Griffiths of THPRD's Board of Directors recently presented Oregon State Representative Sheri Malstrom with a framed photo montage of Washington County’s first registered home, THPRD's historic Fanno Farmhouse.
A Washington County construction project on and around SW 175th Ave. is now underway. This project will include moving the Winkelman Park entrance to the North end of the park. Access to the park will be challenging, but the park will remain open.
THPRD, ODFW to partner on archery range at PCC-Rock Creek
May 18, 2017 - Posted in:
Cedar Hills, Garden Home, Health & Wellness, Sports, Sports
THPRD is excited to announce a partnership with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to build an archery range at the north end of the PCC-Rock Creek Sports Complex. The range will open this summer.
THPRD takes steps to increase credit card security
May 02, 2017 - Posted in:
News Release, Registration
Effective June 1, THPRD will no longer accept credit card payments over the phone. Patrons will still be able to register for classes and activities over the phone, but payments will have to be made through the online registration system or in person at a THPRD site within two days.
Six board candidates campaign at Stuhr Center forum
May 01, 2017 - Posted in:
Events, Public Participation, Board of Directors, Stuhr Center
Six candidates for three open positions on the THPRD Board of Directors participated in a public forum at the Elsie Stuhr Center. The candidates summarized why they are running and the priorities they would pursue if elected.
April 25, 2017 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure, Public Participation, Accessibility, Adaptive Recreation, Aloha park, Beaverton School District, Board of Directors
THPRD’s board of directors reached general agreement on a permanent name for a new 21.5-acre park in Aloha that will open to the public later this year. If adopted by the board in May, the park will be named “Mountain View Champions Park.”
THPRD hosts its annual Spring Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 29, at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center from 10 am to 2 pm. This year, the sale will highlight plants that attract native pollinators such as birds, bees, and butterflies.
THPRD offering variety of spring egg hunts in April
April 03, 2017 - Posted in:
Events, News Release
What sort of spring egg hunt excites you? The traditional kind? One that’s paired with a pancake breakfast and artisan bazaar? Or one that invites the kids to go into the water? THPRD has them all in April.
New park planning process gives neighbors a seat at the table
March 01, 2017 - Posted in:
Natural Resources, Planning and Development, Public Participation, Advisory Committees, Board of Directors, Crowell Woods, Crowell Woods, Design & Development, Parks
Earlier this month, about 30 community members participated in three design workshops with THPRD and WH Pacific, the landscape architect that will soon prepare a master plan for a new park in Aloha. The workshops are another element of THPRD’s reimagined approach to park planning
District to test new deck surface at Willow Creek Boardwalk
February 21, 2017 - Posted in:
Upcoming scheduled maintenance at Willow Creek Boardwalk may force temporary closures or restricted access during mid-February. THPRD is testing a new deck surface, and will replace the existing decking in four test areas.
THPRD wins budget presentation award for 13th consecutive year
February 13, 2017 - Posted in:
Budget, News Release, Awards
THPRD has been honored for the quality of its budgeting process for the 13th consecutive year, once again receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
Metro approves $3.7 million grant for new THPRD trail segment
February 09, 2017 - Posted in:
News Release, Planning and Development, Design & Development, Grants, Metro, Trails
The Metro Council has approved a $3.7 million federal grant to THPRD for construction of a new, 1.5-mile trail that will connect Hocken Avenue in Beaverton to the Westside Trail at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park.
Design workshops planned for new Crowell Woods park
January 26, 2017 - Posted in:
Planning and Development, Public Participation, Crowell Woods, Crowell Woods, Parks, Survey
Our public outreach continues for a new 7.5-acre neighborhood park that will be built in Aloha, near Beaver Acres Elementary School. Get involved in our park planning by signing up for one of three February workshops.