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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Groovin’ on the Grass Aug. 20 Features The Temptations

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Groovin’ on the Grass Aug. 20 Features The Temptations

by Bill Evans The Temptations, whose soulful vocal harmonies skyrocketed them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will headline THPRD’s 6th annual Groovin’ on the Grass concert event on Saturday, Aug. 20. The legendary Motown quintet has a catalog of hits that includes the iconic “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and countless other R&B […]

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THPRD Makes History as USTA Selects Tualatin Hills to Host 2016 Davis Cup

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
THPRD Makes History as USTA Selects Tualatin Hills to Host 2016 Davis Cup

by Bob Wayt For the first time, the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton (15707 SW Walker Road) has been selected as the site of a Davis Cup match. THPRD will host the 2016 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Quarterfinal between the U.S. and Croatia July 15-17. The best-of-five match series begins on […]

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THPRD a Finalist for National ‘Gold Medal’ Award for Parks Excellence

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
THPRD a Finalist for National ‘Gold Medal’ Award for Parks Excellence

THPRD has been selected as a finalist for the coveted 2016 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. By Bill Evans The award is presented annually by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal program […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature community park, trail link and synthetic turf top list of 2016 bond projects

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature community park, trail link and synthetic turf top list of 2016 bond projects

by Bob Wayt Although most of the work resulting from its 2008 bond measure is complete, THPRD still has some major construction projects to fi nish – three of them this year: The district will soon begin development of a 21.5-acre community park at and around Mountain View Middle School in Aloha. Features will include […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature THPRD centers, Rec Mobile serve up free meals and smiles to children

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature THPRD centers, Rec Mobile serve up free meals and smiles to children

by Bill Evans About 15% of Oregon residents lack regular access to affordable, nutritious food in sufficient quantity. Historically, the state has one of the higher food insecurity rates in the nation. Over the past decade, THPRD has emerged as a reliable meal source for those who need it most. The district is expected to […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Trained employees save a patron’s life after heart attack at AC

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Trained employees save a patron’s life after heart attack at AC

By Bill Evans “It happened very swiftly. I began to get light-headed. I knew I was in trouble,” said retired Portland deputy police chief Rob Aichele, recounting the last details he remembers before suffering a heart attack at the Tualatin Hills Athletic Center on Nov. 5. “I made a move for the railing (of the […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: District names 3 parks purchased from a developer

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: District names 3 parks purchased from a developer

by Bob Wayt The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Board of Directors have approved the names of three new park sites – one in south Beaverton and two in the Cedar Mill area. All three were acquired from developer Polygon Northwest within the last two years. The south Beaverton park – which spans 1.2 […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature Longtime THPRD: Edwards contract a benefit to both

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature Longtime THPRD: Edwards contract a benefit to both

by Amy Milshtein The Edwards Center, based in Aloha, provides housing, social outlets and employment opportunities to people with developmental disabilities. For the past 30 years, THPRD has partnered with the center, employing a six-person landscape crew at the Jenkins Estate two days a week from April through November. The program has proved successful and […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Outdoor circuit training system is district’s first

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Outdoor circuit training system is district’s first

by Bill Evans, THPRD THPRD has jumped on a fitness trend that provides Elsie Stuhr Center patrons and other area residents an opportunity to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. In August, a Life Fitness “training station” was installed in the park behind the Stuhr Center (5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton). The apparatus resembles a […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Volunteer watches over people, birds at Commonwealth

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Volunteer watches over people, birds at Commonwealth

by Bob Wayt, THPRD Spend a little time with Amanda Legernes and one thing will quickly stand out: her smile. It’s always on. That positive attitude has made her one of THPRD’s most valued and well-liked Park Watch volunteers. Monday through Friday of every week, for 60-90 minutes each day, she circles the loop at […]

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