Open house May 9 to celebrate Stuhr Center completion
Now that a bond measure project to renovate and expand the Elsie Stuhr Center is complete, the public is invited to see the results at an open house on May 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Light refreshments will be provided along with displays and a program featuring comments from elected officials. Festivities will also include a ribbon cutting. Guided tours will be available or visitors may walk through the building on their own.
The Stuhr Center, located at 5550 SW Hall Blvd near downtown Beaverton, is owned and operated by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. Opened in 1975, the facility provides a wide variety of recreational activities and support to individuals 55 “and better.”
Highlights of the improvement project include:
- The fitness room was relocated and more than doubled in size, from 1,138 to 2,436 square feet, and new equipment was installed. This responds to strong and steadily increasing demand from older adults for fitness opportunities.
- The former fitness room area was remodeled into two classrooms/multi-use spaces.
- The former lobby was demolished and a new, larger one was created with an entry vestibule. In addition, the former reception desk was relocated to the new lobby.
- The main restrooms were remodeled to meet ADA and other requirements.
- The roof was replaced and structural improvements were made to make the building safer for patrons and employees in the event of an earthquake. In addition, new fire sprinkler and alarm systems were installed.
- The entry drop-off area was realigned to add 10 parking spaces and make the area safer for patrons and delivery vehicles.
- Several additional improvements, all to better serve patrons, were made as part of the $1.5 million project, which was funded by THPRD’s 2008 voter-approved bond measure.
For more information about the open house, or for inquiries about recreational programs and activities at the Stuhr Center, call 503/629-6342.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving more than 220,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include a wide variety of classes, 90 park sites with active recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503/645-6433.
Director – Communications
|Date: April 25, 2012
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