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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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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: ‘Sunday Trailways’ to offer free fun for everyone Sept. 21

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: ‘Sunday Trailways’ to offer free fun for everyone Sept. 21

Sunday Trailways, a free THPRD event offering activities, entertainment and education along the Beaverton portion of the Westside Regional Trail, is set for Sunday, Sept. 21. The third annual event will run from 11 am to 3 pm. “Sunday Trailways is a fun, active, and family-oriented event,” said Lisa Novak, THPRD superintendent of Programs and […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Enrollment in fall classes, programs starts on Aug. 16

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Enrollment in fall classes, programs starts on Aug. 16

by Bob Wayt, THPRD Registration for THPRD’s fall classes and programs will be open to in-district residents starting Saturday morning, Aug. 16. Park district residents can register online (www.thprd.org) starting at 8 am. Those registering online for the first time must establish an online account. Go to www.thprd.org/activities to get started. Those registering by phone […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature

The Big One will be back on July 26 to rock Beaverton by Bob Wayt, THPRD Party in the Park will transform the district’s main campus into a carnival of activities for people of all ages. For the ninth consecutive year, THPRD will offer Party in the Park, its largest community event of the year. […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Robert Cray to headline summer concert series

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature: Robert Cray to headline summer concert series

Summer just got smoother with word that the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s summer entertainment schedule will feature five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray. Cray and his band will headline THPRD’s fourth annual Groovin’ on the Grass concert at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex (15707 SW Walker Rd., Beaverton) on Aug. 9. Blues […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature

Park Patrol’s Brady Schwartz is honored for life-saving effort by Bill Evans, THPRD Last October, Officer Anthony Jenkins of the Beaverton Police Department received word that a woman was in “the woods” intending to kill herself. Her whereabouts were unknown, so Jenkins called Brady Schwartz of THPRD’s Park Patrol and asked if he might have […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature

Every other Friday, Black Light Zumba glows at Conestoga When is a workout not a workout? A new Black Light Zumba class at THPRD’s Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center is transforming a fitness studio into a Friday night dance party. “Friday nights are harder nights to get people to go to the gym, so we […]

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March Classes at the Elsie Stuhr Center

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
March Classes at the Elsie Stuhr Center

The Elsie Stuhr Center is a THPRD recreation center designed for adults 55 years and better. We offer a wide variety of classes (arts, dance, fitness, health & wellness, music, bridge and several other general interest classes) trips and tours, special events, a fitness center, lunch and socialization opportunities. In the evening, we host specialized […]

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