brg_admin | May 1, 2019 | 0
THPRD’s Future? What’s Your Vision?
Our park district was started more than 60 years ago by a group of people who thought the greater Beaverton area needed a dedicated park and recreation provider. Our founder, Elsie Stuhr, and others worked tirelessly to talk about the benefits of access to parks and recreation for our community health and wellness.
Today, THPRD has become Oregon’s largest special park district. Because our organization is dedicated exclusively to parks and recreation and due to the community’s generous support, we are able to excel at what we do.
For four years running, THPRD has been recognized as one of the Top Four parks providers in the nation for organizations serving a similar population group. This Gold Medal recognition is an important reminder our park system is truly special in terms of services nationwide.
Our Inclusion Services team, that focuses on serving people experiencing disabilities continues to receive recognition for their work, generously supported by donors to the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation. And our Aquatics Department was recently recognized by national representatives from the American Red Cross as a Top Training Provider for our lifeguarding programs. We were also honored to learn that we are third in the nation for providing Learn to Swim programs behind Chicago and Los Angeles who have between six to ten times the number of pools we do. An amazing accomplishment!
But we’re not done. As we look to the future, we need your wisdom and guidance on what parks and recreation services should provide in the future. That is why this summer, you will see volunteers and staff busy throughout the community, asking for your help shaping the future of THPRD. Help us set the course for what the next 60 years will bring. With your support, your ideas, and your vision… imagine what we can achieve together.
For more information, visit www.thprd.org