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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Plenty of summer fun ahead with music, triathlon for all, big trucks and more

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Plenty of summer fun ahead with music, triathlon for all, big trucks and more

by Bob Wayt Looking for family fun this summer? It’s hard to beat THPRD’s entertainment lineup. There’s something for just about every age group and interest. And to make it even better, most activities are free. Like music? Theater? How about trucks suitable for honking, or a non-competitive triathlon for people of all abilities? A […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Fitness in the Park, Walk with Me, updated trails map…all are free from THPRD

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Fitness in the Park, Walk with Me, updated trails map…all are free from THPRD

by Bob Wayt In the summer of 2017, THPRD introduced a series of free Fitness in the Park and Walk with Me events. They were designed to bring high-quality health and wellness opportunities – the same kind residents get at THPRD facilities – to neighborhoods. Response was positive, so the district is bringing the events […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature, Sign up for summer fun starting April 21; plant sale is set for April 28

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature, Sign up for summer fun starting April 21; plant sale is set for April 28

by Bob Wayt Online and phone registration for THPRD’s summer classes, camps and activities will be open to in-district residents starting April 21 from 8 am to 6 pm. Patrons registering by computer for the first time must establish an online account in advance at www.thprd.org/activities. Those registering by phone should call 503-439-9400 April 21-24 […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Thank you, Beaverton: Gift donations increase sharply, food drive next

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Thank you, Beaverton: Gift donations increase sharply, food drive next

by Bob Wayt Sure it’s March, and the holidays ended a couple months ago. But it’s never too late to share good news, right? And the results of THPRD’s annual holiday giving drive certainly qualify as that: The number of gifts collected from patrons and THPRD staff surpassed 600 – more than double the previous […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: ‘Citizen Science’ helps Natural Resources track endangered wildlife

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: ‘Citizen Science’ helps Natural Resources track endangered wildlife

by Bill Evans Citizen Science – research conducted by nonprofessional scientists – is a practice that THPRD’s Natural Resources staff is successfully using to keep track of regionally important animal species and pollinators. The reason THPRD’s in-house experts are entrusting “amateurs” with this important role is pretty straightforward, says Park Ranger Kyle Spinks. “If I […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: District debuts array of outdoor fitness stations at Vista Brook Park

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: District debuts array of outdoor fitness stations at Vista Brook Park

by Bill Evans Working in the field for THPRD Park Maintenance, Mike Cero often notices park visitors using any apparatus they can find – soccer goals, park benches, play equipment and more – to assist their individual workout regimen. “Push-ups, pull-ups, box jumps,” he said, listing just a few of the exercises he sees people […]

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THPRD: Connecting People, Parks & Nature: Park district is honored for support of people experiencing disabilities

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
THPRD: Connecting People, Parks & Nature: Park district is honored for support of people experiencing disabilities

By Bob Wayt The Edwards Center has presented THPRD with its Employment Award for more than three decades of providing job opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities. The announcement was made in Portland as part of the Edwards Center’s 11th annual awareness-building and fundraising luncheon. According to Georgia Lampros, development director for the Edwards Center, […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: THPRD earns accreditation as one of the nation’s best park providers

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: THPRD earns accreditation as one of the nation’s best park providers

by Bill Evans Talk about a September to remember: THPRD staff received confirmation late in the month that their park district is one of the best in the U.S. Approval by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) on Sept. 25 means THPRD is one of only 155 agencies nationally – less […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: New park opens in Aloha with recreational amenities for everyone

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: New park opens in Aloha with recreational amenities for everyone

by Bob Wayt Mountain View Champions Park, a 21.5-acre site in Aloha featuring “Champions Too,” Oregon’s first athletic field for people of all abilities, is now open to the public. The park is owned and managed by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. Through a partnership with the Beaverton School District, it is located […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature Thanks, Mike: Historic Schlottmann House at HMT gets period paint

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature Thanks, Mike: Historic Schlottmann House at HMT gets period paint

by Bill Evans With THPRD’s historic Schlottmann House in need of a fresh coat of paint, the park district didn’t have to look very far for a project manager. Mike Janin, THPRD’s superintendent of Security Operations, maintains his office in the early 20th century residence, which is part of the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex […]

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