How long will buildings be closed?
All THPRD buildings are closed to the public for now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The district anticipates beginning to open some facilities in mid-to-late August for limited activities. We will update this webpage when a date is finalized.
August Openings (date to be determined): Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center (not including the swimming pool or splash pad) and the Tualatin Hills Athletic Center.
Tentative September Openings (date to be determined): Cedar Hills Recreation Center, the Babette Horenstein Tennis Center, and the Tualatin Hills Nature Center.
Facilities that will be Closed for the Remainder of 2020: Elsie Stuhr Center, Garden Home Recreation Center, Aloha Swim Center, Beaverton Swim Center, Harman Swim Center, and the Sunset Swim Center.
* Note:The Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center cannot be opened until after Washington County enters Phase 2. We will announce plans for reopening the aquatic center after a Phase 2 date is announced.
Are parks and trails open? What amenities in parks are open?
All THPRD parks and trails are OPEN with temporary use and physical distancing rules in effect.
• All THPRD parks and trails
• Athletic fields (open for scheduled, permitted use only)
• Community gardens
• Outdoor tennis courts / pickleball courts*
• Skate parks
• Dog parks
• Disc golf
• Bocce courts
• Archery range at PCC Rock Creek
CLOSED for Now:
• Outdoor equipment
• Athletic fields (unless you have a valid THPRD permit)
• Picnic shelters
• Basketball courts
• Swimming pools
• Splash pads
• Water fountains
• Progress Lake fishing (not enough space for required physical distancing)
What temporary rules are in effect?
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and in compliance with direction from the state of Oregon the following temporary rules are in effect:
• Maintain Physical Distance: Keep 6 feet of distance between your group and other visitors.
• Follow State Rules for Group Size: Groups are limited to 25 people.
• Be Healthy: If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, stay home. These are symptoms of COVID-19, please call your health care provider.
What are the temporary rules for outdoor tennis and pickleball courts?
• Maintain six-foot distancing from others at all times.
• Don’t congregate on courts, in common areas, or parking lots.
• Limit or stagger playing groups.
• Play singles only – doubles play with household members only.
• Clean and sanitize paddles, rackets and water bottles.
• Do not share equipment.
• Use your paddle, racket, or shoe to pass out-of-play balls.
• Consider wearing gloves to help avoid touching pickleballs or tennis balls.
• Coordinate your group so each person serves with a different color or number ball. If that’s not an option, mark personal balls for individual use.
Is THPRD requiring park/trail visitors to wear face coverings (or masks)? Park and trail visitors are asked to wear face coverings consistent with state guidance. Visitors are also encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer with them and to be careful to avoid touching surfaces. Per the Governor's direction, if you cannot maintain six-feet of distance from other visitors, please wear a face covering.
Beginning July 24th, the following statewide requirements are in effect and apply to all park visitors, as well as campers, and staff:
Mask, face shield, or face coverings, will be required for all Oregonians ages five and older in indoor public spaces and outdoors when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
Face coverings will be required even in cases of physical exertion indoors and outdoors when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
People with a disability or medical condition may request accomodation if they cannot wear a mask, face shield, or face covering.
Is THPRD offer summer programming? What are the details?
• Summer Camps Will Start Small: Due to compliance with state rules and THPRD’s current limited operational capacity, the district will begin summer programming by focusing on summer camps for school-age youth. Each camp group will be limited to 10 participants with approximately 30 total camp options per week.
• Camps Will be Hosted Outdoors: Based on state guidelines, the first few weeks of summer camp offerings will be centrally based at two locations: the HMT Campus and Mountain View Champions Park. Space will be limited, with THPRD able to accommodate around 300 campers per week initially.
Why youth programming only? When will adult programming begin?
Due to the closure of facilities caused by the pandemic, THPRD has experienced a significant reduction in our workforce. We do not currently have the staffing capacity to offer programs as we did before and will need time to scale up our operations. Additionally, based on state guidelines, our recreation centers will remain closed for some time, and our programming will be exclusively outdoors. We made the choice to begin small with outdoor summer camps and will scale up to additional programming as we can. We do have a lot of FREE programming available for all ages at our virtual recreation center online at www.thprd.org. Please check our website as we will release updates on programming options online as our capacity grows.
When will swimming pools open?
We don’t know. It depends on what we are seeing in terms of state guidance, it looks like it will be some time before swimming pools will be able to open.
What about all of the classes? Tennis lessons, gymnastics, sports? When will they begin?
Again, we don’t know. At this point our recreation centers must remain closed. When we are able to open facilities, it will be a staggered reopening as we will need time to rehire and build our operations back up.
Are parks or trails overcrowded?
In general, the public is doing a good job complying with physical distancing rules. One of the best things you can do right now is stay local. This is not a time to overload larger community parks. We have had reports of full, or overloaded parking at our larger community park and nature park sites. If a parking lot is FULL, please be responsible and move on to another location. We have nearly 100 park sites to visit in the district and want to encourage people to enjoy their local neighborhood park and trails. To help with physical distancing we have instituted temporary one-way loops on some trails.
What about park, field and trail maintenance during this time?
With the closures and staffing reductions, patrons will see a reduction in service levels in terms of maintenance. We are mowing less. We will be watering less. With the end of the spring sports season and the closure of the fields, we are not maintaining the fields for game play readiness. We are modifying our trash pick-up procedures and focusing on minimizing risk for our staff.
At this time, one thing the public can do to help is to minimize trash in parks. We are asking that if you bring it in, please pack it out. We will still have trash collection but need your help reducing the waste in parks during the closure period.
Will the closures be extended? How long will this go on?
The building closures and temporary park and trail rules will stay in effect until public health authorities and the state deem it is safe to lift the restrictions.
Why are the permanent restrooms and portable restrooms closed?
The Governor’s Executive Order No. 20-12 states, “On-site restrooms must have trash cans, and soap and water or hand sanitizer available.” The majority of restrooms in parks and along trails are portable restrooms and do not have sanitizer within them, therefore to comply with the order, we must close access. Due to concerns over limited supplies, vandalism, and theft of supplies, we are locking all permanent restrooms to ensure compliance with the order.
How will THPRD enforce the new Temporary Park Rules?
Park Patrol staff will be enforcing the new temporary rules, but compliance and cooperation from the public is essential as our staff’s ability to respond to every violation will be very limited. Park Patrol will be prioritizing responding to the most critical public safety violations they observe and that are reported by calling 971-246-0169. Violators are subject to an exclusion and/or fine.
In addition to THPRD actions, people found in violation of the Governor’s Executive Order may be subject to penalties described in ORS 401.990, a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, a fine of up to $1,250, or both, if cited by Beaverton Police or Washington County Sheriff officers.
Will I get a credit or refund for classes or programs I’ve paid for?
Patrons who registered for programs, impacted by the closures, that required a fee through June 14, 2020, have received a refund.
I have a Deluxe or General Pass- can I get a refund?
For patrons with deluxe or general passes, THPRD will refund a prorated amount from March 13, 2020 when THPRD facilities closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we will not be selling passes for the foreseeable future.
Pass refunds will take up to one month to process. We are working on processing refunds and appreciate your patience. All refunds should be sent to patrons by August 15, 2020. Refunds will be issued as a virtual gift card and credited on your THPRD account. If you would prefer a to receive a check for the value of the credit, please contact THPRD at 506-645-6433.
What about shelter, fields or facility rentals?
All rentals are cancelled through the closure period and fees will be refunded. THPRD is not accepting any new rentals at this time.
Is THPRD Accepting Financial Aid applications during the closure period?
THPRD will not be processing new requests for financial aid during the closure period. As facilities are closed and there are not programs, classes, or activities for patrons to access, THPRD has temporarily suspended the processing of these applications.
Patrons are still welcome to submit their application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any applications received during the closure period will be processed in the order in which they were received, when the district returns to normal operations.
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