Sunday Trailways debuts June 24 on the Fanno Creek Trail
"Sunday Trailways," a new event offering fun, fitness and education for families and individuals at various spots along Beaverton's Fanno Creek Trail, will debut on Sunday, June 24.
Organized by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District with the help of numerous community partners, the event will start at 11 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m.
In the Beaverton area, the Fanno Creek Trail extends 4 1/2 miles within THPRD boundaries from Garden Home Recreation Center to Greenway Park. It connects to some of Beaverton’s most scenic areas, including the Koll Wetlands, Fanno Farmhouse and Vista Brook Park.
THPRD plans activities at all five points. In addition, at 11 a.m., the Park District will dedicate a new segment of the trail that extends from the intersection of Scholls Ferry Road and Allen Blvd to 105th Avenue (near the intersection of Denney Road and Highway 217).
The dedication will occur at the end of the cul de sac on 105th, just north of Denney Road.
From there, participants of all ages and fitness levels are invited to walk, run or bike the trail (including the new segment) and enjoy some of the many planned activities:
- Radio Disney Road Crew with dancing, entertainment, games and prizes (Garden Home).
- Body fat/fitness assessments by THPRD personal trainers (Garden Home)
- Kids station with face painting, games and activities (Garden Home)
- THPRD Rec Mobile with activities for kids (Vista Brook Park and Greenway Park)
- Wildlife and plant education with THPRD park rangers (Vista Brook Park)
- Historical guides/performances (Fanno Farmhouse and Vista Brook Park)
- THPRD Nature Mobile with opportunities for kids to touch real animal fur and feathers (Koll Wetlands)
- In-depth information on THPRD trails (Greenway Park)
- Free basic bike inspection and repair by Riders and Sliders (Greenway Park)
- Food/beverages for sale (Greenway Park, Garden Home)
These activities will go on continuously at each site for all four hours of Sunday Trailways so participants can join them whenever and wherever they like.
Participants are encouraged to print out this map for more detailed information about activities at each site. For additional assistance, call 503/645-6433.
“This event promotes awareness of our trails,” said Lisa Novak, THPRD superintendent of Programs and Special Activities. “It is active, community and family-oriented, highlights our natural resources, and showcases a non-motorized alternative for city travelers.”
Several organizations are providing volunteers and safety support to help make Sunday Trailways happen. They are Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Beaverton Police Department, City of Beaverton, ODOT, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Event sponsors are Northwest Natural, Curtis Trailers, Riders and Sliders, and Schultz-Clearwater Sanitation.
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: June 12, 2012
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