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THPRD offers virtual opportunities during facility closures
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is continuing facility closures to the public in response to Governor Brown’s announcement regarding the new matrix for COVID-19 risk assessment within counties, except for registered participants in child care and preschool programs.
Per the new guidance based on county risk level, the following types of facilities are closed, and associated activities are PROHIBITED under the county’s current risk level:
- Gyms and fitness organizations
- Indoor recreational facilities
- Indoor entertainment activities
- Indoor pools and sports courts
To ensure THPRD’s compliance with the statewide order, the following facilities will remain closed until Washington County enters a new risk level: Babette Horenstein Tennis Center, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, Tualatin Hills Nature Center, and Tualatin Hills Athletic Center.
Due to financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, other THPRD centers will remain closed to the public through at least June 30, 2021. These include the Elsie Stuhr Center, Garden Home Recreation Center (the closure does not affect the Garden Home Community Library), and the Aloha, Beaverton, Harman, and Sunset swim centers.
To learn more about Oregon’s Risk and Protection Framework, please visit https://coronavirus.oregon.gov/Pages/living-with-covid-19.aspx/.
Limited Activities Allowed to Continue
- THPRD child care and preschools. THPRD is following all state guidelines in place for childcare operators during the pandemic. Parents are encouraged to call their centers for more information.
- The temporary homeless shelter at the Elsie Stuhr Center. In addition, Meals on Wheels People is operating food delivery services but not serving meals inside the Elsie Stuhr Center.
- THPRD mobile recreation programs. These programs remain open, but are focused on handing out activity kits in conjunction with Beaverton School District free food box distribution sites.
- Volunteer opportunities. THPRD outdoor volunteer opportunities, such as the community garden clean-up events, continue as scheduled.
Outdoor Spaces Remain OPEN
THPRD parks, dog parks, playgrounds, fields, trails, and natural areas remain open. All visitors must comply with the Governor’s order for physical distancing and face coverings. Please be vigilant and wear masks, maintain extra space and physical distancing from others, and move to the edge of the path for passersby.
The best source for updated information during the pandemic is our website. Please visit: http://www.thprd.org/district-information/coronavirus-update.
Virtual Recreation Opportunities
THPRD’s Virtual Rec Center is offering FREE online fitness classes during the closure to keep you active.
Live class information can be found at http://www.thprd.org/activities/virtual-recreation-center/fitness or by emailing Jen Smirl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for classes at THPRD’s Virtual Rec Center
Stay active and entertained from the comfort of your own home – check out the amazing activities on our Virtual Rec Center! Registration for online classes is now open. You will also find:
- Nature Education
- Fitness Activities
- Free Virtual Classes & Events
- Community Connections
- And, much more!
All ages and abilities welcome. Come and join the fun at thprd.org/activities/virtual-recreation-center. To view a full list of classes and activities, please visit thprd.org.
Creatively Serving and Engaging Seniors
THPRD is developing creative ways to engage seniors during facility closures due to the pandemic. Current senior-focused programming is available on our Virtual Rec Center for seniors, including chair fitness and yoga instruction. The Wellness on Wheels mobile unit is also visiting senior living centers. Previously THPRD hosted a Virtual Health & Wellness Fair and senior-focused events like Drive-In BINGO in the Elsie Stuhr Center parking lot.
The Elsie Stuhr Center’s senior-focused e-newsletter, The Sentinel, provides news, updates, and engagement opportunities to our 55+ patrons. The Sentinel continues to be the best way for Stuhr patrons to stay informed.
THPRD is also looking for additional ways to expand our senior outreach through the Sentinel newsletter, website updates, social media, and word of mouth.