Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Fitness in the Park, Walk with Me, updated trails map…all are free from THPRD

by Bob Wayt

In the summer of 2017, THPRD introduced a series of free Fitness in the Park and Walk with Me events. They were designed to bring high-quality health and wellness opportunities – the same kind residents get at THPRD facilities – to neighborhoods.

Response was positive, so the district is bringing the events back in 2018, at the same nice price.

The Fitness in the Park series will feature 55-minute workout classes in selected parks three times a week from June 2 to July 26. Walk with Me sessions will be offered from June 6 to July 18 and consist of guided walks of 2-3 miles using district trails.

A full schedule is available at http://www.thprd.org/fitnessin- the-park. All fitness levels are welcome and no registration is required.

“By connecting people to our beautiful parks, we are providing a safe place for them to exercise and learn about THPRD programs,” said Doug Menke, park district general manager. “It’s another extension of our goal to provide access for all.”

Free trails map available

THPRD has updated its popular nature and trails map to help users find parks and natural areas and walk, run, ride and roll across the 50-square-mile district.

The handy foldout features a large map of THPRD’s entire service area. It displays the district’s growing trails network by surface type and shows bike lanes, rail lines, parks, natural areas and greenways, and park district facilities.

It also includes information on nature classes, wildlife watching, nature play sites, THPRD dog parks, and much more.

Printed copies are available – for free – at all THPRD centers and the Administration Office, Beaverton-area libraries, the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington County Visitors Association.

Users will also find the map at thprd.org/trailsmap. For more information, call the Tualatin Hills Nature Center at 503-629-6350.