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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 18, 2016 - Posted in:
Maintenance, Public Participation, Parks, Risk & Safety
THPRD is making plans to remove an aging playground from Burntwood Park. This playground, which is about 30 years old, is in a state of disrepair and no longer meets the current safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Longtime employee Keith Watson has been promoted to superintendent of Sports for THPRD. Watson will oversee programming and fiscal management for the Sports Department, coordinate partnerships with the Beaverton School District and affiliated sports leagues; and recruit tournaments and other sporting events.
Within the next six weeks, the park maintenance department will have a contractor remove the hitting wall that sits between the basketball courts adjacent the Harman Swim Center. The wall has been the target of repeated acts of vandalism.
Aquatic Center to get new roof; closure begins August 1
July 28, 2016 - Posted in:
Maintenance, News Release, Planning and Development, Aquatics, Closures, Design & Development
The Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, the largest of THPRD's eight swimming pools, will close on Aug. 1, so that the facility’s roof and structural roof deck can be replaced. Work is expected to be completed at the end of November.
Construction underway on one of the final links to a 10-mile trail backbone
May 13, 2016 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure,
Maintenance, News Release, Planning and Development, Closures, Design & Development, Design & Development, Design & Development, Design & Development, Trails
THPRD has begun construction on a small but significant connection in its popular trail system. With funding from its voter-approved 2008 bond measure, THPRD is now working to link the Westside Trail to the Waterhouse Trail.
April 25, 2016 - Posted in:
Maintenance, Planning and Development
Trail maintenance is scheduled on the Rock Creek Trail between the Stoller Creek Trail and West Union Blvd., April 26-29. To complete repairs on the trail, this trail segment will be closed on Tuesday, April 26, from 7 am - 6 pm.
In an achievement that took 10 years but significantly reduced employee injuries in the process,THPRD has graduated from a prestigious safety program run by the Oregon division of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
THPRD takes first step toward more accessible sites
October 15, 2015 - Posted in:
Maintenance, Planning and Development, Accessibility, Parks
Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District has begun a district-wide assessment of more than 200 parks and facilities to identify improvements that will yield more accessibility in compliance with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.