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 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:
Tualatin Hills Athletic Center
Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center
Babette Horenstein Tennis Center
Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center (child care programs only)
Cedar Hills Recreation Center (child care programs only)
Tualatin Hills Nature Center (preschool only)
Facilities that will be Closed through at least June 30, 2021: Elsie Stuhr Center, Garden Home Recreation Center, Aloha Swim Center, Beaverton Swim Center, Harman Swim Center, and the Sunset Swim Center.
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.
Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas 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.
Virtual Recreation Opportunities
THPRD’s Virtual Rec Center is offering FREE online fitness classes during the closure. Live class information can be located in our Virtual Recreation Center or by emailing Jen Smirl at email@example.com. 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.
Temporary Rules for Park Use
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. Wear a mask when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained.
Follow State Rules for Group Size: Groups are limited to 25 people per state rules for Phase 1.
Be Healthy: If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, stay home. These are symptoms of COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider.
Face Coverings: The following new state of Oregon requirements are in effect and apply to all park visitors, as well as campers, and staff:
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.
Temporary Rules for Use of 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.
Patrons are Encouraged to Follow State Public Health Guidance: Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings and to bring their own hand sanitizer. Be mindful to avoid touching surfaces.