The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Board of Directors have approved “Mountain View Champions Park” as the name of a new 21.5-acre community park in Aloha now in the final stages of construction.
The board made the decision at their monthly meeting on May 9. The name was proposed by an eight-member committee of community volunteers who oversaw an extensive public process. THPRD plans to open the park (SW 170th Ave. and SW Farmington Road) to the public in October.
“The name recognizes the collective energy of so many champions that are bringing this unique space to life – the visionaries, the designers, the programmers, those who have supported our fundraising campaign and, of course, the champions of all abilities who will play and compete when the park is open,” said Jerry Jones, president of the THPRD Board of Directors.
Located at and around Mountain View Middle School through a partnership with the Beaverton School District, the park will include side-by-side synthetic turf fields with lights, a Champions Too field with lights, and a natural grass baseball field with a multipurpose outfield. Other amenities: tennis courts, play equipment, community garden, shelters, a restroom and concession stand, pathways, an open lawn area and parking.
Champions Too will be Oregon’s first sports field for athletes of all abilities. The complex will also include a 6,500-square-foot inclusive play area.
Mountain View Champions Park is the largest undertaking of THPRD’s 2008 voter-approved bond measure, which has included 130 projects. It is funded mostly by the bond, but Champions Too has been supported by a separate community fundraising campaign.
Previously known by the temporary moniker “Southwest Quadrant Community Park,” the site provides views of two Beaverton-area peaks, Mount Williams and Cooper Mountain, where THPRD offers parks, trails and natural areas.
“The new park will be a wonderful addition to Aloha and Washington County, serving a variety of recreational needs for residents,” said Jones, an Aloha native himself. “It will be a natural gathering place where people can enjoy themselves and others. We look forward to the opening this fall.”
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 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.
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|Date: May 22, 2017
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