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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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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Park district boosts: its commitment to ‘nature play’ sites

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Park district boosts: its commitment to ‘nature play’ sites

By Bill Evans, THPRD Creating nature play areas is proving an effective way to connect kids to nature at an early age. Several studies show it contributes to the intellectual, physical and emotional development of young people. Bruce Barbarasch, THPRD superintendent of Natural Resources & Trails Management, defines nature play as a spectrum of activities […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: New Jenkins Estate garden grows with love from masters

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: New Jenkins Estate garden grows with love from masters

by Bill Evans, THPRD One of Washington County’s most serene and picturesque locations, Jenkins Estate on Cooper Mountain in Aloha has long been a destination for weddings. Now it is a destination for urban gardeners as well. A new 15,000-square-foot “learning garden” was planted in a meadow at the estate this year by the Master […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: New art placements in parks designed to link patrons, nature

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: New art placements in parks designed to link patrons, nature

By Bill Evans, THPRD A unique project funded by THPRD’s 2008 voter approved bond measure is taking shape in several of the district’s most popular natural areas. “Nature Revealed: Discovering Nature through Art” funds natural resource art installations at five natural areas and parks. The project was conceived to educate patrons about natural history and […]

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