THPRD Board of Directors: Leading the Way

THPRD Board of Directors: Leading the Way

The newest members of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Board of Directors took office in July.  New members include Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, Heidi Edwards and Tya Ping.  Wendy Kroger was sworn in to complete the term she was appointed to last year.  Felicita Monteblanco was elected the THPRD Board President for the year.

This board represents a milestone in THPRD’s 64-year history. The park district which was founded by community activist Elsie Stuhr, has for the first time a board of directors comprised entirely of female leaders.  The new board has hit the ground running and been busy attending summer events and activities.  This photo shows the board attending a recent tour to learn more about Greenway Park.

Expanded After-School Care Options

THPRD leaders have been working on expanding after-school programs and options for families.  The district offers the THRIVE Afterschool program at some of our facilities including Cedar Hills, Conestoga, and Garden Home. New this year, the Athletic Center will be offering the THRIVE Afterschool program for Elmonica Elementary and Beaver Acres.

Our elementary school programs provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment with a wide variety of scheduled activities, sports, arts & crafts, gym games, outdoor play, and unstructured play time.  Snacks and homework assistance are provided daily.  Registration is open and spots are available.  Visit www.thprd.org/activities/after-school-programs to learn more.

Cedar Hills Park – Reopening this Month

September will be an exciting month with the reopening of the Cedar Hills Park which has been closed for redevelopment.  It will host a multi-purpose sports field, a community garden, a splash pad, shelters, playground equipment, trails, a bocce court, a sport court, a picnic area, and more.  Construction is ahead of schedule so the park will be available to the public sometime in September with a Halloween-themed grand opening party coming later in October.  Thank you to the THPRD public for supporting the development of this community park with the 2008 bond measure.

Love Em & Leash Em!

We appreciate your help keeping dogs leashed in THPRD parks and on the trails.  Park Patrol has reported a definite improvement in the number of off-leash dog complaints with the push this summer to remember to keep pets leashed.  Not everyone loves your pup as much as you do, and the THPRD rules are all pets must be leashed, so everyone can feel safe to enjoy our shared space.

Upcoming Events

  • Check out some of the exciting happenings in September including:
  • Friday, Sept. 13th – Celebrating Indian Culture at Conestoga from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 14th – Beaverton International Celebration at Conestoga 12:30 to 4 pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 22nd – Cedar Mill Cider Festival at 1pm at the John Quincy Adams Young House

To learn more about the THPRD board, visit thprd.org