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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Hungry for archery? A new range at PCC Rock Creek hits the target

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Hungry for archery? A new range at PCC Rock Creek hits the target

by Bill Evans THPRD is about to hit a bullseye with archery enthusiasts. Through a partnership with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the park district has built a new range at the PCC Rock Creek campus for archers to hone their skills. “ODFW provided the materials to build the range, and we provided […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature, Iconic Northwest bands to share Groovin’ on the Grass stage Aug. 19

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature, Iconic Northwest bands to share Groovin’ on the Grass stage Aug. 19

by Bill Evans THPRD’s seventh annual Groovin’ on the Grass show returns to Beaverton on Saturday, Aug. 19. This outdoor concert event will feature a trio of iconic Northwest acts sharing the stage for the fi rst time. Quarterflash, The Curtis Salgado Band and Nu Shooz will perform live at THPRD’s Howard M. Terpenning Recreation […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Outdoor pools and splash pad open in time for our hot summer weather

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Outdoor pools and splash pad open in time for our hot summer weather

by THPRD Grab your towels and some sunscreen, THPRD’s two outdoor pools are set to open on June 26. Somerset West Swim Center and Raleigh Swim Center will host children’s lessons, adult classes and lap swimming along with open swim time for the whole family. THPRD offers swimming programs year-round at its six indoor pools, […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Future synthetic field at Cedar Hills Park to be named for Bruce Dalrymple

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Future synthetic field at Cedar Hills Park to be named for Bruce Dalrymple

by Bob Wayt Look around the Beaverton area today and you’ll find 10 synthetic turf fields in use, with three more to be added this year. But it wasn’t so long ago there were none. Until Bruce Dalrymple came along. His interest in synthetics started in the 1980s when he was a volunteer coach. And […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Instead of giving up, she got up – and now inspires as fitness instructor

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Instead of giving up, she got up – and now inspires as fitness instructor

by THPRD “I am enough.” THPRD instructor Emily Liedtke repeats this simple affirmation to herself at least once a day. It’s a reminder of who she is and how far she’s come. The Beaverton native lost an impressive 211 pounds in 24 months, was featured in Health magazine’s November 2016 issue, and inspires her students […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Metro Council Approves Major Grant to THPRD for New Beaverton Trail

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Metro Council Approves Major Grant to THPRD for New Beaverton Trail

by Bob Wayt The Metro Council has approved a $3.7 million federal grant to the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District for construction of a new, 1.5-mile trail near downtown Beaverton that will offer a variety of benefits to users. The Beaverton Creek Trail will run east-west and connect Hocken Avenue in Beaverton to the […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: ‘Cyber-Seniors’ pair up with teens to hone their technolgy skills at Stuhr Center

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: ‘Cyber-Seniors’ pair up with teens to hone their technolgy skills at Stuhr Center

by Ravleen Kaur, Beaverton Valley Times At THPRD’s Elsie Stuhr Center, John Flood Sr. peered at his smartphone, his brow furrowed as he tried to fi gure out how to send his daughter a message containing a picture. Teen volunteer Sam Madsen – whose mother Karin Madsen is a THPRD program coordinator at the center […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Park district work helps high school grads with disabilities prepare for adult life

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Park district work helps high school grads with disabilities prepare for adult life

by Bill Evans Three young men eagerly filled wheelbarrows and trudged through dirt, spreading wood chips along soft-surface trails at THPRD’s Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex at 158th and Walker Road, Beaverton. There was no complaining and little chatter, just shovels hitting dirt on a cold and wet October morning. “It’s a great way to […]

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THPRD’s Holiday Giving Drive Is Underway, Will Benefit Children and Others in Need

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
THPRD’s Holiday Giving Drive Is Underway, Will Benefit Children and Others in Need

by Bob Wayt THPRD employees are once again working with the Beaverton School District and other community partners to create a brighter holiday season for those in need in the Beaverton area. THPRD is collecting toys, clothing and other items for selected families and homeless children within its boundaries. The park district is also collecting […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Latest Bond Measure Refinancing Boosts Total Taxpayer Savings to $31 Million

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Latest Bond Measure Refinancing Boosts Total Taxpayer Savings to $31 Million

by Bob Wayt Almost eight years after voter approval, the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s $100 million bond measure has produced a plethora of new and improved parks, trails, natural areas and upgraded recreational facilities for residents throughout the greater Beaverton area. During that time, the district has also moved aggressively to take advantage […]

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