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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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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: District expands partnerships with ‘Silver’ programs

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: District expands partnerships with ‘Silver’ programs

by Bill Evans, THPRD If you pay attention to American history, you know a post-World War II spike in birth rates from 1946-64 produced the nation’s baby boomers. Well, the majority of those “babies” are now in their sixties, and health insurance providers are taking a proactive approach to keeping this fast-growing population healthy, active […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: See Tower of Power thrill Beaverton for just $10 per ticket by Bill Evans, THPRD

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: See Tower of Power thrill Beaverton for just $10 per ticket by Bill Evans, THPRD

By Bill Evans, THPRD Tower of Power – the iconic 10-piece ensemble that has wowed audiences for nearly 50 years with its soulful, horn-driven sound – will headline THPRD’s annual Groovin’ on the Grass concert event on Saturday, Aug. 15, 6-8:30 pm. The show will also feature Portland jazz trio Boy and Bean. Groovin’ on […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Party in the Park returns on July 25 with more free fun

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Party in the Park returns on July 25 with more free fun

by Bob Wayt, THPRD Bring on the cake! Party in the Park, THPRD’s largest annual community event, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The extravaganza of free fun for people of all ages will happen Saturday, July 25, from 11 am to 5 pm at the Howard M. Terpenning Complex, 158th and Walker Road, […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature, For fun in the sun, park district is all you need to know

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature, For fun in the sun, park district is all you need to know

By Bob Wayt, THPRD Summer and the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District go hand in hand. From June through September, you’ll find a wide variety of activities – many of them free – that create healthy, fun and meaningful memories for people of all ages. Party in the Park, our biggest community event of […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Portland Timbers expand presence at THPRD facility

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Portland Timbers expand presence at THPRD facility

By Bob Wayt The Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer have expanded their training facility in Beaverton as part of a new agreement with THPRD. Construction is complete on a 2,600-square-foot expansion of the adidas Timbers Training Center, which the Timbers have used since 2012. The center is located within THPRD’s Fanno Creek Service Center […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: District celebrating its 60th anniversary of dedicated service

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: District celebrating its 60th anniversary of dedicated service

by Bob Wayt, THPRD For most public agencies, March 4, 2015 was just another date. Not for the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. Sixty years ago on that date, voters in the Beaverton area approved a taxing structure for the district, and THPRD was officially born. The vote capped a two-year campaign led by […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: ‘14 bond successes include parks, trails, new art, ADA work

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: ‘14 bond successes include parks, trails, new art, ADA work

by Bob Wayt, THPRD The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District continued to make headway in 2014 on projects funded by its 2008 voter approved bond measure. “We’re two-thirds of the way through our bond projects list now,” said Doug Menke, THPRD general manager. “The positive public response to all the new amenities we’ve provided […]

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