Parks News February 2024

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THPRD News February 2024

February Events near Cedar Mill from THPRD

February Events near Cedar Mill from Hillsboro Parks & Recreation

Registration for spring programs, classes, and activities begins Saturday, February 24, at 8 am for in-district residents. Out-of-district registration starts on Monday, February 26.

THPRD clearing the trail to the western part of The Bluffs Park

Thank you to the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Maintenance staff who have been going above and beyond to clean up from the winter storm damage. We’ve got staff who have been with us for 30+ years who have said this is some of the worst damage across the district they’ve seen in their careers. Thank you to the community for your patience—as we anticipate it will take some time to clean up the debris. We’ve got downed trees at many sites, water damage inside buildings, and more.

Downed trees blocked the trail to Bonny Slope Elementary

The Elsie Stuhr Center, Harman Swim Center, and Jenkins Estate’s Gatehouse, unfortunately, suffered extensive damage from last week’s storm. As a result of the winter storm, the Elsie Stuhr Center experienced a loss of power for multiple days, a severed data line, multiple down trees, broken pipes, flooding inside the building, and other damage. Harman Swim Center had a power outage resulting in two heating modules failing. Without the heating modules, the center did not have hot water. Staff have also been working to remove several large down trees on the property, including one that fell in the parking lot, blocking access to the back parking area. Both facilities are now open. 

Several parks and natural areas across the district experienced damage and debris from the storm. Fallen trees were the largest issue we had reported. Staff are in the process of visiting all facilities, parks, trails, and natural areas to continue assessing storm damage using a map-based database tool created by the district’s park resource analyst. If you are looking to see field conditions, please visit this Field Conditions & Closures website

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Crews were able to clear the trail in time for school’s reopening after the storms

Join THPRD and volunteers on the Local levy Option to learn more about the upcoming levy. We will be providing in-depth information about the levy—why we are requesting it, how much it will cost, and what the money will be used for. We will be providing refreshments as well as swag giveaways, so don’t miss it! You are our ambassadors to the district, so we want to ensure that you are well informed and answer any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!

Volunteer coaches are needed for year-round youth athletic leagues. Give back to your community and inspire youth by creating a positive environment that promotes self-confidence and self-esteem. We need basketball coaches for Winter, Spring, and Summer for grades 5-12 and coaches for the track & field program. Sign up on the volunteer coach application page

Boost your swimming skills, gain rescue and first aid expertise, and earn a valuable lifeguard certification. Dive into our Earn to Learn Program for paid, professional training and free certifications. Sign up on the THPRD website.

Find the schedule on the event webpage.

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We will discuss preschool options offered at THPRD facilities and then have time to answer any questions. Join us to learn more about THPRD’s 9-month Preschool Program and to get prepared for open registration for the 2024-2025 year. Facilities include Bilingual Spanish at Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Fanno Farm House, Jenkins Estate and the Nature Center. More information about registration and contact information for each facility can be found on the event webpage

Walk with Me presents Sweetheart Stroll, a Family Walk & Roll. Join us for an early morning walk with those you love most! This 1.5 mile walk is accessible to all people of all ages and abilities! Meet at the park entrance near the intersection listed. 

Join us for a special movie screening series at the Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, highlighting influential athletes who defied the odds and paved the way for future generations. Pre-registration is recommended but walk-ins are welcomed. More information can be found on the event’s webpage. All movies are at Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, 50 NW 158th Ave, pre-register here, free.

King Richard

Remember the Titans


More Than a Game

Practice your Spanish language skills while helping families in your community at THPRD’s Centro de Bienvenida—a Welcome Center for English Language Learners and Financial Aid Families. With staff support, volunteers will welcome and guide families through the selection of classes and opportunities with THPRD. All levels of bilingual skills (English-Spanish) are welcome. Please bring a reusable water bottle to drink from throughout your shift. For more information or to sign up, visit the THPRD website

This event is in honor of the national Women in Sports Day and is focused on creating a safe place for girls, transgender, and non-binary youth to sample different sports. Participants will have the chance to rotate between several different sports stations, learn the basic skills and rules of each sport, and play lots of fun games along the way! Families will also have the opportunity to connect with and learn about the different organizations in our community supporting girls’ athletics. Instruction is led by an all-female coaching staff. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. We will have limited walk-up registration available on the day of the event as well.