Stuhr Center holiday party will celebrate building's namesake
December 12, 2016 - Posted in:
Events, News Release, Stuhr Center
Guests 55 and older are invited to Elsie Stuhr Day, a holiday party that honors the countless contributions of the district’s most celebrated founder. The annual event will take place on Dec. 16, 1:30-3:30 pm.
December 12, 2016 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure, News Release, Beaverton School District, Sports, Sports, Trails
THPRD has completed two more major construction projects that will help meet recreational needs in the Beaverton area for years to come, including a trail segment that connects the Westside and Waterhouse trails.
Public invited to propose names for new Aloha park
November 28, 2016 - Posted in:
News Release, Public Participation, Accessibility, Adaptive Recreation, Aloha park, Beaverton School District, Board of Directors
THPRD is inviting residents to propose names for the 21.5-acre community park in Aloha, adjacent to Mt. View Middle School, that is scheduled to open in 2017. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 15, 2017.
November 21, 2016 - Posted in:
News Release, Board of Directors, Sports, Sports
The Portland Winterhawks have approached THPRD with a public/private partnership proposal that would entail building an ice rink facility at THPRD’s HMT Recreation Complex in Beaverton. Discussions are ongoing, but no decisions have been made.
November 18, 2016 - Posted in:
Maintenance, Public Participation, Parks, Risk & Safety
THPRD is making plans to remove an aging playground from Burntwood Park. This playground, which is about 30 years old, is in a state of disrepair and no longer meets the current safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
THPRD renews holiday giving drive for those in need
November 14, 2016 - Posted in:
Events, News Release, Public Participation, Beaverton School District, Cedar Hills, Conestoga, Garden Home
THPRD will once again work with Beaverton School District and other community partners to create a brighter holiday season for those in need. THPRD will collect unwrapped gifts for families in need and support a drive to collect non-perishable food and hygiene products.
Longtime employee Keith Watson has been promoted to superintendent of Sports for THPRD. Watson will oversee programming and fiscal management for the Sports Department, coordinate partnerships with the Beaverton School District and affiliated sports leagues; and recruit tournaments and other sporting events.
October 21, 2016 - Posted in:
Planning and Development, Closures, Westside Trail
In order to complete sidewalk and ADA improvements at each of the four trail crossings at public right-of-ways on Westside Trail segment 18, crews will need to close several sidewalks to public access for up to four weeks this fall.
Bond measure refinancing boosts taxpayer savings to $31 million
October 13, 2016 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure, Budget, News Release, Board of Directors
Moving aggressively to take advantage of opportunities in the financial markets, THPRD has reduced the fiscal impact of the 2008 bond measure. Through favorable bond sales and refinancings, the district has reduced taxpayer liability by $31 million.
Cooper Mountain Nature Park closed Wednesday-Friday
September 27, 2016 - Posted in:
Natural Resources, Closures, Nature
Cooper Mountain Nature Park will close on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for a controlled burn that is designed to reduce the risk of wildfire and help restore habitat for wildlife and plants. The park is expected to re-open on Saturday, Sept. 30.
THPRD awarded $400,000 grant for key trail segment
September 13, 2016 - Posted in:
News Release, Planning and Development, Trails
The Oregon Transportation Commission has awarded THPRD a $400,000 grant to help pay for one of the final links of the Waterhouse Trail, a system that will ultimately extend 10 miles through the heart of greater Beaverton.
Community event to dedicate new Ridgewood View Park
September 01, 2016 - Posted in:
Planning and Development, Parks, Sports, Sports
On Sept. 20, THPRD and the Tualatin Valley Water District celebrated the reopening of Ridgewood View Park. In addition to a new reservoir and pump station, the site will include tennis, pickleball and bocce courts.
Within the next six weeks, the park maintenance department will have a contractor remove the hitting wall that sits between the basketball courts adjacent the Harman Swim Center. The wall has been the target of repeated acts of vandalism.
Stuhr Center seeks donations for annual fundraiser
August 11, 2016 - Posted in:
Events, Public Participation, Stuhr Center
The Elsie Stuhr Center is asking residents to support its annual fundraiser by donating gently-used items, including home goods, jewelry, antiques, clothing, collectibles, sporting goods, garden items, toys and holiday décor to be sold at the Harvest Bazaar.
Aquatic Center to get new roof; closure begins August 1
July 28, 2016 - Posted in:
Maintenance, News Release, Planning and Development, Aquatics, Closures, Design & Development
The Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, the largest of THPRD's eight swimming pools, will close on Aug. 1, so that the facility’s roof and structural roof deck can be replaced. Work is expected to be completed at the end of November.
There are a lot of things that THPRD does well. Touting our accomplishments isn’t always one of them. As a finalist for the National Gold Medal Award, we’re taking a moment to puff out our chest a little.
Construction underway on one of the final links to a 10-mile trail backbone
May 13, 2016 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure, Maintenance, News Release, Planning and Development, Closures, Design & Development, Design & Development, Design & Development, Design & Development, Trails
THPRD has begun construction on a small but significant connection in its popular trail system. With funding from its voter-approved 2008 bond measure, THPRD is now working to link the Westside Trail to the Waterhouse Trail.
Hannah recently completed her first Baby & Me class at THPRD’s Sunset Swim Center. Our class met 10 times – twice per week for five weeks – this spring. It was time well spent. Here are a few things we enjoyed:
April 25, 2016 - Posted in:
Maintenance, Planning and Development
Trail maintenance is scheduled on the Rock Creek Trail between the Stoller Creek Trail and West Union Blvd., April 26-29. To complete repairs on the trail, this trail segment will be closed on Tuesday, April 26, from 7 am - 6 pm.
In an achievement that took 10 years but significantly reduced employee injuries in the process,THPRD has graduated from a prestigious safety program run by the Oregon division of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Trail construction will close portion of Westside Trail
April 13, 2016 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure, Planning and Development, Closures, Trails
The Westside to Waterhouse Trail connection is a bond-funded project to connect the Waterhouse Trail to the Westside Trail. The project will require the temporary closing of a 0.5 mile segment of the Westside Trail, beginning April 21.
Online and phone registration for THPRD summer classes, camps and activities will be open to in-district residents starting Saturday, April 16, from 8 am to 6 pm. Class descriptions and schedules, along with registration instructions and forms, are in THPRD’s 2016 summer activities guide.
March 29, 2016 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure, News Release, Board of Directors, Bond Oversight Committee
THPRD's Board of Directors have reappointed five community volunteers to the Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee. Selected for new two-year terms were Wink Brooks, Anthony Mills, Kevin O’Donnell, Stephen Pearson and Jack Platten.
Want to attract birds and butterflies to your backyard this spring and summer but don’t know where to start? Native plants are the answer, and THPRD will have more than 150 varieties available at its Spring Native Plant Sale and Resource Fair on Saturday, April 16, 10 am - 2 pm.
March 22, 2016 - Posted in:
Advisory Committees, Trails
THPRD has a great new amenity in place for cyclists. The district has installed its first self-service bike repair station near popular Pirate Park, where the Waterhouse Trail meets the Rock Creek Trail.
March 01, 2016 - Posted in:
Events, News Release, Cedar Hills, Conestoga, Garden Home
Eager kids of all ages won’t have to wait much longer to enjoy THPRD’s annual spring egg hunts – they arrive early this year! Preregistration is recommended at all events because space is limited; hop online to secure a spot, or call the host center.
February 23, 2016 - Posted in:
2008 Bond Measure, Public Participation
The 2014-15 Report on Bond Measure Progress is now available. The sixth annual report, charting progress toward fulfilling the stated objectives of the voter-approved $100 million bond measure, was prepared by the Parks Bond Oversight Committee.
You're invited to participate in budgeting process
February 05, 2016 - Posted in:
Budget, Public Participation, Board of Directors
The budget informs THPRD's decision-making process and ensures funds are available for the programs, maintenance, and special projects that serve your recreational needs. It gives us confidence your property tax dollars are being managed and spent responsibly.
THPRD wins budget presentation award for the 11th consecutive year
February 02, 2016 - Posted in:
Budget, News Release
For the 11th straight year, THPRD has been honored for the quality of its budgeting process. The district received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
Public input sought for Eichler Park Master Plan Update
January 12, 2016 - Posted in:
Planning and Development, Public Participation, Parks, Public Meetings
On Thursday, January 28th at 6:00 pm, attend a public meeting to provide feedback on the proposed expansion at Eichler Park. Join us - children are welcome! - to review master plan designs, ask questions and provide your input on the proposed expansion.