Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature, Sign up for summer fun starting April 21; plant sale is set for April 28

by Bob Wayt

Online and phone registration for THPRD’s summer classes, camps and activities will be open to in-district residents starting April 21 from 8 am to 6 pm.

Patrons registering by computer for the first time must establish an online account in advance at www.thprd.org/activities. Those registering by phone should call 503-439-9400 April 21-24 (after April 24, call any park district center or the Administration Office at 503-645-6433).

Registrants should have class information, a valid THPRD residency card, and a credit or debit card when they enroll. Questions can be directed in advance to 503-645-6433.

THPRD will again offer, on a limited basis, Spanish language assistance during phone-in registration for classes and programs. The service will be available April 21.

For residents living outside the Tualatin Hills district, online and phone registration will begin April 23 at 8 am.

Class descriptions and schedules, along with registration instructions and forms, are in THPRD’s 2018 summer activities guide. The book was mailed in late March to each household within park district boundaries and is available online at www.thprd.org. Extra printed copies are at THPRD centers, the Administration Office, and certain community sites, including Beaverton-area libraries.

Native Plant Sale is April 28

THPRD’s annual Spring Native Plant Sale is Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton. Admission is free.

“Come talk with our staff and volunteers to pick the right plant for the right spot in your garden,” said Karen Munday, program coordinator at the Nature Center. “Plus you can browse information from local organizations to learn more about what you can do to augment your soil, save water and reduce pesticides in your garden.”

A small selection of native plants – including trilliums and other early-blooming wildflowers – will be available at the Nature Center in the days leading up to the plant sale during normal business hours (8:30 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm on weekends).

The Tualatin Hills Nature Center hosts education and recreation programs for children, adults and families – including summer camps – throughout the year. For more information about the plant sale or other THPRD nature programs, call 503-629- 6350.