August 19, 2020: THPRD is set to welcome the public back to two of our flagship facilities, the Tualatin Hills Athletic Center (50 NW 158th Ave.) and Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center (9985 SW 125th Ave.). Both locations will open to the public on Monday, August 31. The facilities will have some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the activities offered and the processes to access services. The pools at Conestoga will remain closed until Washington County enters Phase 2 of the state’s reopening framework.
Hours of Operation:
• Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center: Sunday – Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm
• Tualatin Hills Athletic Center: Monday – Friday, 7 am to 7 pm / Saturday – Sunday, 8 am to 2 pm
Reservations Required for Most Activities: Patrons will be able to register for their favorite amenities such as the weight room or sign up for classes online at www.thprd.org/portal. Reservations can be made one week in advance for use of the weight room, indoor courts & gyms, and fitness classes.
We appreciate your help adjusting to this new process as we comply with state requirements for contact tracing, physical distancing, and class size limits. Online reservations will be available starting Monday, August 24, and on a rolling 7-day basis thereafter.
How to Register: To register please go to www.thprd.org/portal. Patrons must have a THPRD account to register. If you do not have access to a computer or if you require assistance from a staff member to register, you may call the center to reserve your spot. Please contact the appropriate center directly at the following numbers: Athletic Center (503) 629-6330 or Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center (503) 629-6313.
Activities Available at Conestoga:
The pools at Conestoga will remain closed until Washington County enters Phase 2 of the state’s reopening framework. Conestoga will be offering fitness and yoga classes that are limited to 12 people at a time. The weight & cardio room will also be available for registration of up to 12 people at a time. All drop-in programs have been suspended at this time. Check out class descriptions now at www.thprd.org/facilities/recreation/conestoga/ and register starting August 24 at www.thprd.org/portal.
Activities at the Tualatin Hills Athletic Center
The Athletic Center will be offering a weight & cardio area, fitness and yoga classes as well as access to the walking track by reservation. This site will also be offering drop-in pickleball, table tennis, and badminton. Four people will be allowed per court. Personal training sessions are also available. Check out class descriptions at www.thprd.org/facilities/sports/athletic-center and register starting August 24 at www.thprd.org/portal.
Health & Safety Information: THPRD is following all Oregon Health Authority and state guidelines for workout facilities. Face coverings, specifically masks, are required for individuals over the age of five inside THPRD buildings. The district has limited the number of people in the facilities and reduced class sizes consistent with state guidance. All equipment has been spaced to allow six feet of separation. All equipment and spaces will be cleaned and disinfected after every reservation timeframe. District maintenance staff has carried out enhanced cleaning procedures for the facilities including upgrades to the buildings’ air filter systems. All building visitors must register to ensure compliance with state-required contact tracing requirements.
Status of other THPRD Facilities & Activities:
Thanks to a grant award from Washington County, as part of the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds, THPRD will be able to bring back FREE mobile recreation programs very soon. We will be announcing details in the coming weeks. We are also working on late summer and fall community events that can be held consistent with physical distancing guidelines. THPRD will continue to roll out the reopening of additional facilities as district operations allow.
Facilities Expected to Open Later this Fall Include: the Babette Horenstein Tennis Center, the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center (once Washington County enters Phase 2 per state requirements), Cedar Hills Recreation Center, and the Tualatin Hills Nature Center. THPRD is working on plans to offer out of school time care and preschool care options for families.
Facilities Expected to Open in 2021 Include: Garden Home Recreation Center, Elsie Stuhr Center, and additional swim center locations (Aloha, Beaverton, Harman & Sunset). Garden Home Community Library and private tenants are currently operating at Garden Home, and the Meals on Wheels People program continues to prepare meals at the Elsie Stuhr Center for distribution to community members.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 250,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
|Date: August 19, 2020
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