In response to Governor Brown’s announcement last week regarding the new matrix for COVID-19 risk assessment within counties, THPRD will continue its closure of facilities to the public, with the exception of registered participants in child care and preschool programs.
Per the New Health and Safety Framework Guidance from Governor Brown, the following will remain CLOSED under the county’s current risk level:
- Gyms and fitness organizations
- Indoor recreational facilities
- Indoor entertainment activities
- Indoor pools and sports courts
To ensure THPRD’s compliance with the statewide order, the following facilities will continue to remain closed until Washington County enters a new risk level: Babette Horenstein Tennis Center, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, Tualatin Hills Nature Center, and Tualatin Hills Athletic Center.
To learn more about Oregon’s Risk and Protection Framework, please visit https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/.
Limited Activities Allowed to Continue
THPRD child care and preschools will remain open. THPRD will follow all state guidelines in place for childcare operators during the pandemic. Families are encouraged to call their centers with any questions.
The temporary homeless shelter at the Elsie Stuhr Center will remain operational. Meals on Wheels will still operate food delivery services, but will not serve meals inside the Elsie Stuhr Center building.
THPRD mobile recreation programs will continue, and will focus primarily on handing out activity kits in conjunction with Beaverton School District free food box distribution sites. THPRD outdoor volunteer opportunities, such as our community garden clean-up events, will continue as scheduled.
Virtual Recreation Opportunities
THPRD’s Virtual Rec Center is offering FREE online fitness classes during the closure. Live class information can be located on our website at http://www.thprd.org/activities/virtual-recreation-center/fitness or by emailing Jen Smirl at firstname.lastname@example.org. Through these offerings, community members now have the chance to interact with our talented instructors through Microsoft Teams in live classes such as yoga and tai chi.
Outdoor Spaces Remain OPEN
THPRD parks, dog parks, playgrounds, fields, trails, and natural areas remain open. All visitors must comply with the Governor’s order for physical distancing and face coverings. Please be vigilant and wear masks, maintain extra space and physical distancing from others, and move to the edge of the path for passersby.
The best source for updated information during the pandemic is our website. Please visit: http://www.thprd.org/district-information/coronavirus-update
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.
Community Programs Manager
|Date: December 3, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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