THPRD is a special purpose local government formed to oversee park and recreation services within Beaverton and parts of unincorporated Washington County. Board members serve as the governing body for the district. The Board has legislative, administrative, and quasi-judicial authority.
The Board is made up of five members elected at-large by voters within the district. Board members must reside within the boundaries of the district throughout the length of their term.
Board members set policy and oversee the annual budget of more than $60 million dollars.
Individual Board members have no authority to act on behalf of the district as individuals but only as a member of the board at meetings, except as the board may authorize otherwise.
Dates to Remember
February 4, 2023: First day for candidates to file
March 16, 2023: Candidate filing deadline
March 20, 2023: Last day to file for Voters’ Pamphlet
May 16, 2023: Election day
Length of Term of Office
Terms of office are four-years. The terms will begin on July 1, 2023, and end on June 30, 2027.
Washington County Elections Division Contact
The election is administered by the Washington County Elections Division. All questions about the election should be directed to the county and more information can be found on their website at washington.or.us/elections.
The mission of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is to provide high-quality park and recreation facilities, programs, services, and natural areas that meet the needs of the diverse communities it serves.
History of THPRD
In the early 1950s, a local physical education instructor, Elsie Stuhr, determined that Beaverton-area residents needed more opportunities for recreational activities. Never one to shy away from a challenge, she began an initiative campaign to establish the District to focus on parks, open space, and recreational activities. On March 4, 1955, the voters spoke and affirmed Elsie Stuhr’s vision. Today, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving 250,000 residents. The District offers year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include more than 6,000 classes, nearly 100 park sites, over 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,500 acres of natural areas.