THPRD is excited to announce a partnership with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to build an archery range in the northern end of the district.
The range, which will open this summer, will be located at the north end of the PCC-Rock Creek Sports Complex on a grass field previously used as an overflow practice area. THPRD envisions the range being available to the public, primarily on a drop-in basis.
Currently, THPRD offers archery classes at Cedar Hills Recreation Center and Garden Home Recreation Center. This new community amenity would give students the opportunity to continue pursuing the sport, and would also give THPRD the ability offer classes and other training opportunities at the site.
This concept was introduced to THPRD last year by a group of enthusiastic archers who noted the lack of facilities in the area – the closest outdoor range is located at Washington Park in Portland, more than eight miles from THPRD boundaries. PCC-Rock Creek was identified as the location that offers the best infrastructure to support the activity. Targets will range from 10 yards to 60 yards and the use of crossbows will be not be allowed.
Funding for the development of the range is being provided by ODFW, which collects excise taxes on the purchase of firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment. It distributes these funds for programs that improve wildlife habitat, support wildlife management, promote hunting and recreational shooting, or teach hunter safety. THPRD will continue to maintain the site.
If you have comments or questions about the archery range, please contact Keith Watson, superintendent of Sports, at 503-466-3982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.