Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Park Improvement Volunteers

We hope you will join the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District as we work to protect and restore the natural areas in our community. Below is a list of park improvement events where we need volunteer help.

If you have questions about an event, contact Melissa Marcum, Natural Resources Volunteer Coordinator, at 503/629-6305 Ext. 2720 or mmarcum@thprd.org. New events will be added periodically, so check back for updated information.

Important Notice

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW.

We ask that volunteers bring reusable water bottles to drink from throughout the day and hope that volunteers will take this simple step to assist us in our efforts to reduce waste at the end of the day.

For these projects, volunteers should wear long pants, old tennis shoes or hiking boots and weather appropriate clothing. Feel free to bring heavy-duty work gloves, loppers and a shovel, however tools and gloves will be provided.


This page was last updated on Tuesday July 22 2014 at 11:32 AM.

Garden Work Party at the Nature Park Interpretive Center

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday September 20, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we maintain the native vegetation throughout the Interpretive Gardens that surround the Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center. Activities could include weeding, mulching, pruning or planting. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day.

Address: The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is located at 15655 SW Millikan Way, in Beaverton. Volunteers will meet for a brief orientation inside the Nature Park Interpretive Center before getting started. (97006) Map

SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup along the Rock Creek Trail

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Saturday September 27, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Celebrate Oregon's streams with SOLVE and THPRD by helping us cleanup the Rock Creek Trail corridor. This project will focus on removing trash from Rock Creek and adjacent natural areas along the Rock Creek Trail. If possible, please bring gardening gloves and a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the event. Extra tools, gloves, snacks and and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Volunteers will meet at the corner of NW 149th Court and Vance Drive for a brief orientation. The litter pickup will start at 149th Court and continue westward through the park. 97229 Map

SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Autumn Ridge Park

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Saturday September 27, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Celebrate Oregon's watersheds with SOLVE and THPRD by helping us remove the Himalayan blackberry and English ivy from the natural areas of Autumn Ridge Park. This effort has been going strong since 2008, so volunteers have made great progress in these areas. This project will focus on maintaining areas that have already been cleared of these invasive plants. If possible, please bring a shovel, set of loppers, heavy duty work gloves and a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the event. Extra tools, gloves, snacks and and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Autumn Ridge Park is located on NW Fieldstone, just west of 173rd Ave. Volunteers will meet at the basketball courts. Please follow the paved path off of Fieldstone, which will lead you to the basketball courts. 97006 Map

Garden Work Party at the Nature Park Interpretive Center

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Thursday October 2, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we maintain the native vegetation throughout the Interpretive Gardens that surround the Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center. Activities could include weeding, mulching, pruning or planting. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day.

Address: The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is located at 15655 SW Millikan Way, in Beaverton. Volunteers will meet for a brief orientation inside the Nature Park Interpretive Center before getting started. (97006) Map

Trail Improvements at Cooper Mountain Nature Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday October 4, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we improve the drainage along trails throughout Cooper Mountain Nature Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Cooper Mountain Nature Park is located at 18892 SW Kemmer Road, in Beaverton. Volunteers will meet behind the Nature House for a brief orientation before getting started. 97007 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of McMillan Park

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Sunday October 5, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from the forested portions of McMillan Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on SW Chestnut Place, just north of Cypress Street. McMillan Park is located just southwest of the intersection of SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and Jamieson Road. Please park along neighborhood streets. (97005) Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Moonshadow Woods

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Sunday October 12, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we plant native trees and shrubs throughout the riparian corridor of Ash Creek in Moonshadow Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Moonshadow Park is located on SW Alden Street, between SW 66th Place and Alden Court. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on SW Alden Street, just west of 66th Place. 97223 Map

Garden Work Party at the Nature Park Interpretive Center

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday October 18, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we maintain the native vegetation throughout the Interpretive Gardens that surround the Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center. Activities could include weeding, mulching, pruning or planting. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day.

Address: The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is located at 15655 SW Millikan Way, in Beaverton. Volunteers will meet for a brief orientation inside the Nature Park Interpretive Center before getting started. (97006) Map

Trail Improvements at Cooper Mountain Nature Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday October 18, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we improve the drainage along trails throughout Cooper Mountain Nature Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Cooper Mountain Nature Park is located at 18892 SW Kemmer Road, in Beaverton. Volunteers will meet behind the Nature House for a brief orientation before getting started. 97007 Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Vale Greenway

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Sunday October 19, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we plant native shrubs and continue to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from along South Johnson Creek throughout Vale Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Vale Park runs along South Johnson Creek between Hart Road and Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on the west side of SW Gearhart Drive, between Gearhart Court and 150th Place. This meeting location will be marked with volunteer project signs. 97007 Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Vale Greenway

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday October 25, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we continue to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from along South Johnson Creek throughout Vale Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Vale Park runs along South Johnson Creek between Hart Road and Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on the west side of SW Gearhart Drive, between Gearhart Court and 150th Place. This meeting location will be marked with volunteer project signs. 97007 Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Vale Greenway

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday November 1, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we continue to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from along South Johnson Creek throughout Vale Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Vale Park runs along South Johnson Creek between Hart Road and Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on the west side of SW Gearhart Drive, between Gearhart Court and 150th Place. This meeting location will be marked with volunteer project signs. 97007 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of McMillan Park

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Sunday November 2, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from the forested portions of McMillan Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on SW Chestnut Place, just north of Cypress Street. McMillan Park is located just southwest of the intersection of SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and Jamieson Road. Please park along neighborhood streets. (97005) Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Tualatin Hills Nature Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday November 8, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove English ivy from the natural areas of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is located at 15655 SW Millikan Way, in Beaverton. Volunteers will meet for a brief orientation inside the Nature Park Interpretive Center before getting started. 97006 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of NE Park

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Sunday November 16, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove English ivy from the forested portions of NE Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: NE Park is the forested area located on the southeast corner of NW Saltzman Road & Laidlaw Road. Volunteers will meet the crewleader on the northeastern corner of this intersection. Please park along neighborhood streets, just north of Laidlaw. Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Granada Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday November 22, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Help us continue to remove English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and non-native trees from the upland forest of Granada Woods! Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Granada Woods is located on the corner of SW Bany Road and 179th Avenue. Volunteers will meet at the northernmost entrance on SW 179th Avenue. 97007 Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Vale Greenway

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday December 6, 2014


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we continue to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from along South Johnson Creek throughout Vale Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Vale Park runs along South Johnson Creek between Hart Road and Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on the west side of SW Gearhart Drive, between Gearhart Court and 150th Place. This meeting location will be marked with volunteer project signs. 97007 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of NE Park

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Sunday January 11, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove English ivy from the forested portions of NE Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: NE Park is the forested area located on the southeast corner of NW Saltzman Road & Laidlaw Road. Volunteers will meet the crewleader on the northeastern corner of this intersection. Please park along neighborhood streets, just north of Laidlaw. Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Granada Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday January 17, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Help us continue to remove English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and non-native trees from the upland forest of Granada Woods! Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Granada Woods is located on the corner of SW Bany Road and 179th Avenue. Volunteers will meet at the northernmost entrance on SW 179th Avenue. 97007 Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Vale Greenway

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday January 24, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we continue to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from along South Johnson Creek throughout Vale Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Vale Park runs along South Johnson Creek between Hart Road and Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on the west side of SW Gearhart Drive, between Gearhart Court and 150th Place. This meeting location will be marked with volunteer project signs. 97007 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Lilly K. Johnson Woods

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday February 7, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we plant native trees and shrubs throughout the newly acquired areas of Lilly K Johnson Woods. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Lilly K Johnson Woods is located just south of Farmington Road and east of 160th Avenue. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on SW Division Street, between 155th Terrace and 153rd Avenue. Please park along neighborhood streets. 97007 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Tualatin Hills Nature Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday February 7, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove English ivy from the natural areas of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is located at 15655 SW Millikan Way, in Beaverton. Volunteers will meet for a brief orientation inside the Nature Park Interpretive Center before getting started. 97006 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of McMillan Park

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Sunday February 8, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from the forested portions of McMillan Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on SW Chestnut Place, just north of Cypress Street. McMillan Park is located just southwest of the intersection of SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and Jamieson Road. Please park along neighborhood streets. (97005) Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Cooper Mountain Nature Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday February 14, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we plant native trees and shrubs throughout the meadows at Cooper Mountain Nature Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Cooper Mountain Nature Park is located at 18892 SW Kemmer Road, in Beaverton. Volunteers will meet behind the Nature House for a brief orientation before getting started. 97007 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Moonshadow Woods

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Sunday February 15, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we plant native shrubs and remove invasive plants from the riparian corridor of Ash Creek in Moonshadow Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided

Address: Moonshadow Park is located on SW Alden Street, between SW 66th Place and Alden Court. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on SW Alden Street, just west of 66th Place. 97223 Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Summercrest Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday February 21, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we plant native trees and shrubs throughout the riparian corridor of South Johnson Creek in Summercrest Park! Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day. Supplies, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Summercrest Park is located on SW 165th Avenue, just north of Rigert Road. Volunteers will meet at the playground structure located just west of 165th Ave. for a brief orientation before getting started. The meeting location will be marked with volunteer project signs. 97007 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Hyland Woods

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday February 28, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we plant natives throughout the natural areas of Hyland Woods! Please bring a shovel and a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided.

Address: Hyland Woods is located just east of Murray Blvd. and north of Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the northernmost trailhead located on SW 135th Ave., adjacent to SW Lancewood St. This meeting location will be marked with a volunteer project sign. 97008 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Hyland Woods

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Sunday March 1, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we plant natives throughout the natural areas of Hyland Woods! Please bring a shovel and a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided.

Address: Hyland Woods is located just east of Murray Blvd. and north of Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the northernmost trailhead located on SW 135th Ave., adjacent to SW Lancewood St. This meeting location will be marked with a volunteer project sign. 97008 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of McMillan Park

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Sunday March 1, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from the forested portions of McMillan Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on SW Chestnut Place, just north of Cypress Street. McMillan Park is located just southwest of the intersection of SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and Jamieson Road. Please park along neighborhood streets. (97005) Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Lilly K. Johnson Woods

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday March 7, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we mulch the recently planted native trees and shrubs throughout the newly acquired areas of Lilly K Johnson Woods. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Lilly K Johnson Woods is located just south of Farmington Road and east of 160th Avenue. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on SW Division Street, between 155th Terrace and 153rd Avenue. Please park along neighborhood streets. 97007 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of NE Park

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Sunday March 8, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove English ivy from the forested portions of NE Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: NE Park is the forested area located on the southeast corner of NW Saltzman Road & Laidlaw Road. Volunteers will meet the crewleader on the northeastern corner of this intersection. Please park along neighborhood streets, just north of Laidlaw. Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Vale Greenway

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday March 14, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we continue to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from along South Johnson Creek throughout Vale Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Vale Park runs along South Johnson Creek between Hart Road and Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on the west side of SW Gearhart Drive, between Gearhart Court and 150th Place. This meeting location will be marked with volunteer project signs. 97007 Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Vale Greenway

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday April 11, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we continue to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from along South Johnson Creek throughout Vale Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Vale Park runs along South Johnson Creek between Hart Road and Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on the west side of SW Gearhart Drive, between Gearhart Court and 150th Place. This meeting location will be marked with volunteer project signs. 97007 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Murrayhill Park

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Sunday April 12, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us at Murrayhill Park as we continue to remove Himalayan blackberry from the natural areas. If possible, please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on SW 155th Avenue, between Nightingale Court and Oriole Circle. Please park along neighborhood streets. Murrayhill Park runs along the trail corridor between SW Weir Road and Scholls Ferry Road, just west of Murray Boulevard. (97007) Map

Restore the Natural Areas of NE Park

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Sunday April 19, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove English ivy from the forested portions of NE Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: NE Park is the forested area located on the southeast corner of NW Saltzman Road & Laidlaw Road. Volunteers will meet the crewleader on the northeastern corner of this intersection. Please park along neighborhood streets, just north of Laidlaw. Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Tualatin Hills Nature Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday April 25, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Celebrate Earth Day by removing English ivy from the natural areas of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park! Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is located at 15655 SW Millikan Way, in Beaverton. Volunteers will meet for a brief orientation inside the Nature Park Interpretive Center before getting started. 97006 Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Vale Greenway

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday May 2, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we continue to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from along South Johnson Creek throughout Vale Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Vale Park runs along South Johnson Creek between Hart Road and Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on the west side of SW Gearhart Drive, between Gearhart Court and 150th Place. This meeting location will be marked with volunteer project signs. 97007 Map

Restore the Natural Areas of Granada Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday May 9, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Help us continue to remove English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and non-native trees from the upland forest of Granada Woods! Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Granada Woods is located on the corner of SW Bany Road and 179th Avenue. Volunteers will meet at the northernmost entrance on SW 179th Avenue. 97007 Map

Celebrate National Trails Day at Tualatin Hills Nature Park!

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday June 6, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Celebrate National Trails Day with some trail maintenance at Tualatin Hills Nature Park! Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided.

Address: The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is located at 15655 SW Millikan Way, in Beaverton. Volunteers will meet for a brief orientation inside the Nature Park Interpretive Center before getting started. 97006 Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Vale Greenway

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday June 13, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we continue to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from along South Johnson Creek throughout Vale Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Address: Vale Park runs along South Johnson Creek between Hart Road and Sexton Mountain Drive. Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located on the west side of SW Gearhart Drive, between Gearhart Court and 150th Place. This meeting location will be marked with volunteer project signs. 97007 Map

Restore South Johnson Creek in Summercrest Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Saturday July 11, 2015


Registration: Individual | Group
Join us as we remove litter from South Johnson Creek and Summercrest Park! Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day. Supplies, snacks and a water cooler will be provided.

Address: Summercrest Park is located adjacent to Hart Meadows Park, which runs along the powerline corridor just south of Hart Road. Volunteers will meet on the south side of Bridle Hills Drive as it passes over the powerline corridor, just southeast of SW Coe Way. 97007 Map


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