THPRD is pleased to announce more openings due to an announcement from the Oregon Health Authority last Friday on statewide reopening guidance for outdoor recreation, pools, and sports courts. With the change in the statewide guidance, THPRD is able to open additional amenities for the public.
All playground equipment, outdoor exercise equipment, and basketball courts (Basketball is limited to shooting hoops. Games and all contact sports are still prohibited in Phase 1.) We respectfully ask for the public’s patience as we work on updating signage this week at our more than 100 park sites. We will be returning swings, removing barriers and caution tape, and updating temporary rules signs at all park sites over the next week or so.
Babette Horenstein Tennis Center to Open September 14th
The center’s hours are tentatively set for 8 am to 12 pm and 3 to 9 pm Monday-Friday and 8 am-12 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Online court reservations will be available through the district’s registration portal for 90-minutes blocks of time. People will be able to reserve tennis or pickleball courts. Youth tennis camps and classes will be offered, and 60-minute private lessons will be available for one to four people at a time, costs vary based on the number of people participating.
Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center and Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center Pools to Open by the End of the Month
Another big announcement from the Oregon Health Authority on Friday was allowing pools to open during Phase 1, with some limitations in place. Staff are working on plans to reopen the pools at the Aquatic Center and Conestoga by the end of the month. Please visit www.thprd.org for updates. The district needs a couple of weeks to hire and train aquatics staff as well as prepare the pools for opening.
Both pools are anticipated to offer scheduled water fitness opportunities and reservations for lap swim. To reserve your spot, visit www.thprd.org/portal. THPRD’s remaining pools and splash pads will be closed for the remainder of 2020.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 250,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
|Date: September 8, 2020
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