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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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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Gardens across the park district yield food, build community

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Gardens across the park district yield food, build community

by THPRD THPRD’s popular community garden program not only offers participants fresh air, exercise and access to healthy fruits and vegetables, it builds community. “It really brings neighborhoods together, particularly those with diverse populations,” said Lindsay Lambert, who oversees the program for the park district. “It’s great to see the different foods that people from […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Game, set, match: THPRD, local economy are Davis Cup winners

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Game, set, match: THPRD, local economy are Davis Cup winners

by Bill Evans For three days in July, THPRD staged a Davis Cup quarterfinal event between the U.S. and Croatia before near capacity crowds in a temporarily expanded stadium built around Hardin Court at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center. The event entertained thousands and illuminated the district’s potential as a major event host. “Coming here, […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Groovin’ on the Grass Aug. 20 Features The Temptations

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: Groovin’ on the Grass Aug. 20 Features The Temptations

by Bill Evans The Temptations, whose soulful vocal harmonies skyrocketed them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will headline THPRD’s 6th annual Groovin’ on the Grass concert event on Saturday, Aug. 20. The legendary Motown quintet has a catalog of hits that includes the iconic “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and countless other R&B […]

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THPRD Makes History as USTA Selects Tualatin Hills to Host 2016 Davis Cup

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
THPRD Makes History as USTA Selects Tualatin Hills to Host 2016 Davis Cup

by Bob Wayt For the first time, the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton (15707 SW Walker Road) has been selected as the site of a Davis Cup match. THPRD will host the 2016 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Quarterfinal between the U.S. and Croatia July 15-17. The best-of-five match series begins on […]

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THPRD a Finalist for National ‘Gold Medal’ Award for Parks Excellence

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
THPRD a Finalist for National ‘Gold Medal’ Award for Parks Excellence

THPRD has been selected as a finalist for the coveted 2016 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. By Bill Evans The award is presented annually by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal program […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature community park, trail link and synthetic turf top list of 2016 bond projects

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: connecting people, parks and nature community park, trail link and synthetic turf top list of 2016 bond projects

by Bob Wayt Although most of the work resulting from its 2008 bond measure is complete, THPRD still has some major construction projects to fi nish – three of them this year: The district will soon begin development of a 21.5-acre community park at and around Mountain View Middle School in Aloha. Features will include […]

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