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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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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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