THPRD Acquires 25 acres of Natural Area. Spring Registration and Valentines activities

THPRD Acquires 25 acres of Natural Area. Spring Registration and Valentines activities

THPRD recently acquired 25-acres along Bronson Creek for wildlife habitat conservation and future public access.  The site represents the largest single natural area purchase of the district’s 2008 bond measure.

The voter-approved bond measure directed THPRD to use funds to protect local natural areas and lands near creeks and streams throughout the district, safeguard water quality and protect fish and wildlife habitat.

The property is adjacent to more than 50-acres of THPRD owned properties as well as other natural areas along Bronson Creek.  Preserving this property helps provide cool, clean water to the lower parts of the watershed.  Bronson Creek is an important wildlife corridor and local biodiversity hot spot.  Elsewhere along the creek, THPRD staff have done restoration work to benefit native aquatic turtles and rare red-legged frogs.  Community science volunteers will do turtle observation this spring to guide restoration plans.

Spring Registration is Almost Here!

Are you ready to register for your spring classes?  In-district registration begins on Saturday, March 7 at 8 am.  Out-of-district registration will begin on Monday, December 9. The activity guide is already available on-line or at centers (please refer to the Winter/Spring guide).  The district recommends registering on-line – it is the fastest and easiest way to get registered.  You can also drop in at any of our facilities to get in person assistance with registration.  Telephone registration is also available by calling 503-439-9400.

THPRD has all kinds of activities in February to inspire your inner valentine.

Valentine Dinner Dance at Cedar Hills Recreation Center: Friday, February 7 from 6 to 8pm.  Dress in your best, dance to your favorite music, have a special dinner and celebrate.  Cost per adult/child combo is $31 per couple (in-district) or $38.75 (out-of-district).  All are welcome.  Best for ages 4-10 years old.

Sweetheart Swim at Harman Swim Center: Saturday, February 8, from 1 to 2:30 pm. Bring your little sweetheart for a swim and sweets!  Work together to create a Valentine craft project.  Children under 7 must be accompanied in the water by an adult.  Cost is $10 per couple.  All are welcome.

Valentine’s Day Dance at Elsie Stuhr Center: Thursday, February 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Enjoy the festivities and dance the afternoon away. Enjoy great music, tasty treats, and a whole lot of love.  Cost is $5 per person at the door.  For people 55 and better.

Parents Night Out at Beaverton Swim Center:  Friday, February 14, from 6 to 9 pm. Are you looking for a Valentine’s Day date night?  Register your children for Parent’s Night Out.  Children will receive dinner, make holiday crafts, go swimming and so much more.  Age range is 7 to 12 years old.  Cost is $26 (in-district) and $32.50 (out-of-district).  Registration number: BV300000.

Learn more about any of these events at www.thprd.org.