Fanno Creek Service Center grand opening on June 20 to feature Portland Timbers
With an assist from the Portland Timbers, the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District will formally unveil its new Fanno Creek Service Center to the public with a grand opening on Wednesday, June 20.
This free event, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will include tours of the Park District’s new maintenance plant, a scrimmage by the Timbers U-23s, a youth soccer clinic for kids 8-12, an autograph session with Timbers Jake Gleeson and Mike Fucito, an appearance by Timber Joey and more.
Located at 6220 SW 112th Avenue in Beaverton, the Fanno Creek Service Center includes a 90,000-square-foot building and more than 13 acres of land.
(Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers)
It is home base for THPRD’s building, park, fleet and athletic field maintenance groups and provides office space for the district’s Maintenance, Planning, and Natural Resources staffs. It is also a training site for Portland’s Major League Soccer franchise through a partnership announced in January 2011.
“Our new site is helping us serve patrons better by providing a larger, more centralized location for our Maintenance staff and other departments,” said THPRD General Manager Doug Menke. “And thanks to our partnership with the Timbers, the new synthetic turf field will help young athletes stay fit and hone their skills.”
Once a Frito-Lay processing facility, the property was acquired by THPRD in December 2010. After extensive renovation, the district’s transition into the facility began in October 2011 and concluded earlier this spring.
The adidas Timbers Training Center features indoor facilities and two new side-by-side soccer fields -- a natural grass field used by the Timbers and a synthetic turf field designated for almost exclusive use by the public.
As another part of the partnership, the Timbers will make an annual donation to the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation and conduct a series of annual youth soccer camps and coaching clinics.
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.
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|Date: June 5, 2012
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