THPRD's Board of Directors is elected by taxpayers to represent the public interest.
Board meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. Additional work sessions will be scheduled if needed; public input is welcome. Please see the schedule or call 503-645-6433 for further information.
Most meetings are held at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, Dryland Meeting Room. >>Schedule/Agenda
Past THPRD Board Members
THPRD would like recognize and give thanks to the citizens listed below for their service to the community.
Elsie Stuhr, 1955-75
Folkert Menger, 1979-88
Leonard Uppinghouse, 1955-60
Edward Stuhr, 1983-87
Joe Pearson, 1955-63
Ray Phillips, 1985-90
Virginia Robinson, 1956-63
Mabel Eng, 1987-93
Merrill Meigs, 1956-59
Robert Mitchell, 1987-91
Chris Schindler, 1959-60
Robert Hathaway, 1989-97
Marvin Newman, 1960-73
June Crabb, 1990-95
James Sare, 1960-67
Dennis Doyle, 1991-95
Jack Cady, 1963-66
Marlene Carson, 1993-95
Helene Nelson, 1964-69
Mark Knudsen, 1995-2005
Edward Lilly, 1966-69
Terry Moore, 1995-2003
Robert Henry, 1967-72
Janet Allison, 1995-2001
Warren Mitchell, 1969-70
Gail Parker, 1995-99
James Barnard, 1969-85
Bruce S. Dalrymple, 1997-2006
Robert Glasgow, 1970-75
Deanna Mueller-Crispin, 2001-05
George Hobbs, 1972-75
Bill Kanable, 2005 - 2013
Sydney Nelson, 1973-77
Joe Blowers, 2003 - 2015
James Moore, 1975-79
John Griffiths, 1999 - Current
Sally Stockwell, 1975-77
Larry Pelatt, 2005 - Current
Kathy Christy, 1975-77
Bob Scott, 2006 - Current
Carole Shick, 1975-83
Jerry Jones, Jr., 2013 - Current
Larry Cole, 1977
Ali Kavianian, 2015 - Current
Donna Stuhr, 1977-79
Babette Horenstein, 1977-93
Eldon Foster, 1979-89
Public forum for THPRD board candidates slated for April 29
The public is invited to a forum on April 29 at Elsie Stuhr Center featuring all candidates for open positions on the THPRD Board of Directors. The election is May 16.
The public is invited to a forum on April 29 featuring all candidates for open positions on the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Board of Directors.
The forum will be held 1-3 pm in the Manzanita Room of THPRD’s Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton. The Stuhr Center is just a short distance (about a half-mile) from downtown Beaverton.
Each candidate in attendance will give a brief presentation and take questions from the audience. The candidates will also remain after the Q&A period to talk with anyone interested.
Three of the five positions on the THPRD Board are open this election season and will be decided on May 16:
Position 1: Larry Pelatt (incumbent) v. Felicita Monteblanco.
Position 2: Jerry Jones (incumbent) v. Stephanie Thompson.
Position 3: Holly Thompson v. Lori Waldo v. Nathan Dahlin (all running for the seat occupied by Bob Scott, who chose not to run for reelection).
Winners will begin their term on July 1. Their four-year term will expire with the conclusion of THPRD’s fiscal year on June 30, 2021.
The forum is presented by the Friends of the Elsie Stuhr Center.
Refreshments will be provided. For more information, including directions to the Stuhr Center, call the center at 503-629-6342.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 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.
Director – Communications
Date: April 3, 2017
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New park planning process gives neighbors a seat at the table
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
In the fall of 2019, THPRD will open a new 7.5-acre neighborhood park in Aloha at a site near Beaver Acres Elementary School that includes two recently acquired parcels and the small, undeveloped Crowell Woods Natural Area.
Last week, park neighbors were invited to participate in three design workshops with THPRD and WH Pacific, the landscape architect that will soon prepare the preferred master plan.
“It feels very inclusive, which is nice because we live in the area and it’s nice to have a one-on-one, before it goes in front of everybody,” park neighbor Adam Grabel said after attending one of the workshops with his wife and children. “Even if it’s just offloading ideas that we thought were important to the community, I like that ‘early-in’ process for us.”
February’s workshops are another element of THPRD’s reimagined approach to park planning; several new processes have given neighbors and other park advocates more input before the master plan is prepared. This pioneering approach may become a template for future THPRD park design projects.
The district began the dialogue with neighbors in November with three “Community Conversations.” These focus groups gave several groups – including nearby residents, families and underrepresented cultural communities — a chance to discuss their recreational needs.
Additionally, nearly 200 people expressed their preferences in a survey distributed to neighbors and posted on a project web page at THPRD.org.
At the recent workshops, more than 30 people learned new details about the site’s features and constraints. They also participated in a group exercise to propose their own design ideas for the property. Afterward, each group presented their ideas to the larger gathering.
“I liked being able to meet neighbors and get their perspective, because it helped us to see not just what we wanted, but what other people wanted,” Sonja Grabel said.
Generally, participants supported elements that preserved and showcased the natural beauty of the site, which features many mature trees and is intersected by a small creek.
“We have ideas – my daughter especially – about what we’d like to see,” said Andrea Galvin, whose daughter joined her in attendance. “Nature play is really big for her. There’s a lot of little kid play structures in the area, but nothing for bigger kids to play on.”
Galvin said the give-and-take with neighbors was a worthwhile exercise.
“It’s a great way to bring us all in and we can give our input before the decisions are made for us,” she said. “I was happy to see what people came up with today. At times, I thought, ‘I like their idea better than what we came up with!’”
All of the feedback gathered throughout this multitiered planning effort will now be compiled and vetted by THPRD’s Design & Development staff. It will then be integrated into a preferred master plan.
Once completed, that plan will be presented to THPRD’s advisory committees and also made available for review at a public meeting this spring.
“I would expect that, when the next plan comes out, that it speaks to some of what we saw and talked about here.” Sonja Grabel said.
If the district’s first iteration of the master plan reflects the vision of park neighbors and receives public support, it could be approved by THPRD’s Board of Directors as early as June.
Construction of the unnamed park is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2019.