Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

News Release

Registration start for fall classes moved up to Aug. 20


Online and phone registration for the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's fall classes and programs will be open to in-district residents starting Saturday, Aug. 20 – three weeks earlier than previous years.

"Earlier registration will enable us to start fall classes earlier (Sept. 12), therefore shortening the break between our summer and fall terms," said Sharon Hoffmeister, THPRD superintendent of Aquatics and registration coordinator. "When we surveyed our patrons, that's what they told us they want."

The change also allows THPRD to extend its classes by one week.

Online and phone registration for Park District residents will begin at 8 a.m. on the 20th and go until 6 p.m. that day. It will continue Aug. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. and Aug. 22-26 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Patrons registering by computer for the first time must establish an online account in advance at www.thprd.org/activities. Those registering by phone simply need to call 503/439-9400 starting Aug. 20.

THPRD will again offer, on a limited basis, Spanish language assistance during phone-in registration for classes and programs. The service will be available Aug. 20.

For residents living outside the Tualatin Hills district, registration will begin Aug. 26 at 8:30 a.m. Those who have paid an assessment fee ($70 quarterly) may register by phone, fax, Internet, mail or walk-in starting that day.

All residents registering by phone must have class information handy, along with credit card or debit information (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or THPRD gift card) and a valid THPRD residency card. A resident may register only for his or her own immediate family. Those with questions in advance should call 503/645-6433.

Class registration instructions and forms are in THPRD's Fall 2011 Activities Guide, which is available online at www.thprd.org. Printed copies of the guide can be picked up at any THPRD center or the Administration Office at 158th and Walker Road.

The printed guide is also available at Beaverton-area libraries, the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, Beaverton City Hall, Washington County Visitors Association, and the Beaverton School District Administration Center.

Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving more than 200,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational and educational opportunities for people of all ages. Offerings include a broad range of classes and more than 200 park sites, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,300 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503/645-6433.

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Bob Wayt
Director – Communications
503/614-1218 (direct)
503/686-5134 (cell)
Date: August 12, 2011
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15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006


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