Join us at Party in the Park -- a great day of free, family-oriented fun at the park district's largest annual community event! The 12th annual event be held on Saturday, July 29.
The Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex in Beaverton will be transformed into an all-day festival of free activities, including drop-in sports, swimming, crafts, games, climbing walls, inflatables and more. Most activities run 11 am-4 pm, rain or shine.
The day begins with an untimed Family Triathlon at 9am and includes the Beaverton Police Department's popular K-9 demonstration and other activities. Food and drink will be available for purchase from several local vendors.
Parking is free at Party in the Park, but space will be limited. The complex is served by bus routes 59 and 67. In addition, THPRD will run a shuttle between the complex and the Merlo Road/SW 158th MAX light rail station from 10:30 am to 5 pm.
What can I expect at Party in the Park?
All-day activities (11 am-4 pm): inflatable play structures, climbing walls, arts & crafts,
face painting, sports (basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, basketball, tennis, pickleball, bubble soccer), games (giant jenga, bocce ball, cornhole), Nature Mobile, Rec Mobile, WOW Mobile, iHeartRadio, food and drink vendors.
Beaverton Police Department K-9 Unit Demonstration (11:30 am-12:45 pm): this popular exhibition demonstrates the skill of some the city's talented four-legged officers. Field #1.
Open Swim (1:30-3:30 pm & 4-6 pm): the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center hosts an open session for swimmers of all ages.
Join the Circus (11 am-4 pm): two experienced circus performers will share their skills. Visitors can try their hand at juggling, hula hoop, spinning and balancing props, and bucket stilts. Field #4.
Rocket Works (noon-1 pm): Stop in at "rocket school" to dream, design and construct a customized rocket, then launch it at a target. A prize is awarded for rocketeers who hit their mark! Field #3.
Oregon Rocketry (1-1:30 pm): Get an introduction to the world of hobby rockets. Check out an exhibition from hobbyists that travel throughout the state, launching several different rocket models into the sky above. Field #3.
Geezers of the Sky! (1:30-2 pm): Local hobbyists will fly several various model airplanes during this 30-minute exhibition. Field #3.
Puppet show & puppet-making workshop (noon-2:30 pm): After the Backyard Heroes Puppet Show (12-12:45 pm), stop by KC Puppetree’s puppet-making table to learn how to make your own great puppet out of recycled materials. Field #4.
Silent Disco (2-4 pm): Heartbeat Silent Disco builds communities through dance and communication. Participants can choose from multiple audio channels, on volume-controlled wireless headsets. This dance party is a unique way to get your groove on with friends and family, even if your tastes are different. Field #5.
Check out our photo galleries on Facebook from previous celebrations: 2016 l 2015 l 2014