Park News May 2024

Are you ready to make this summer one for the books? At THPRD, we’re gearing up for a fun-filled season of learning and adventure, and we can’t wait for you to be a part of it! No matter your age or interests, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy. From kids eager to explore new adventures to adults seeking enriching experiences and seniors looking to stay active and engaged, THPRD is your summer destination. 

Register for your summer adventure now at the website’s portal

The district adopted its first Climate Action Plan in March. The full plan can be found on our website by visiting the sustainability page

THPRD is improving trail accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists across the regional trail system by partnering with Washington County’s Urban Road Maintenance District. Washington County is leading the project’s design and construction and THPRD is dedicating $125,000 toward the effort. The construction for these crossings is currently expected to begin in mid to late 2024.

Location of the future pedestrian bridge to connect the north and south segments of the Westside Trail

THPRD is launching the planning and development of new sections of the Westside Trail that will connect to the future Westside Trail bridge crossing over Highway 26. Visit the project webpage for more information.

THPRD continues to move toward construction of the new multi-purpose sport court at Mountain View Champions Park, a park dedicated to supporting recreation for those with disabilities. Construction is anticipated to begin in late spring 2024 and expected to be finished in fall 2024.

RISE Youth Leaders assist in a leadership capacity with district events, classes, and summer camps. Youth interested must be 13 or older and able to attend a virtual training session, which is approximately one and a half hours in length. Monthly trainings are scheduled through the winter/spring. Junior Lifeguards volunteer to assist lifeguards during open swim and swimming classes. Youth interested must be 12 or older and be able to complete a junior lifeguard course (20-25 hours of training). Youth can sign up for volunteering at this youth volunteer webpage

This May, voters will have the opportunity to vote on a new local option levy to fund THPRD operations. If approved by voters, the levy would be for $0.50 per $1,000 assessed value for five years. The levy would increase taxes on the average home in the district by $152.12 per year or $12.68 per month. The levy would maintain existing service levels, improve safety and maintenance in parks, natural areas and trails, and fund a new registration system. Items the levy would fund include ensuring weekly garbage collection at parks, ensuring public restrooms stay open and cleaned, preserve up to 300 positions (50 full-time and 250 part-time), fund after school and preschool programs, and maintain facility hours for the public at recreation centers.To learn more visit the levy webpage

Walk, Reset: Learn how to help yourself or others in overwhelming situations during the instructor-led walk. 
Pen to Paper: Learn how journaling or writing prompts can help you work through mental blocks or everyday challenges you may face. Meet at the park entrance near restrooms.
Make it a Habit: Learn about creating habits and how being consistent in even the little tasks of your day can have a big impact on you. 

Visit the Fitness in the Park webpage for more fitness events. 

Volunteer while supporting BSD middle school students to do their best competing at local track meets. Volunteers will welcome athletes, provide support with timekeeping, and help run various meet stations throughout the evening. Please bring a reusable water bottle to drink from throughout your shift.

One of the fishing/wildlife viewing piers at Commonwealth Lake Park

THPRD’s hosting a free family fishing day for everyone! Volunteer to help out at the event by welcoming attendees, helping fishing novices with their technique, and supporting experts from ODFW who will be leading demonstrations. Sign up to volunteer today!

Friendship entry level tournament designed for those who have not competed before. No head contact sparring with minimal gear: chest protector and mouthguard. Each competitor will have at least two rounds of sparring; sparring time dependent on the age of the competitor. Poomsae (forms): judged on basics. Board break: two boards, judged on breaking first hit and kihap. Medals awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Uniforms must be worn. Divisions created based on registrations: age and belt rank. Please visit the event page for more information and to register. 

Join us every first Tuesday of the month to explore Hillsboro’s Cultural Arts District and enjoy local galleries and art spaces, live music, food, engaging activities, and shopping. Visit the Art Walk page for more information and to plan your visit. 

Light up your hearts with Kendall and Allie of Bright Heart Circus! This high energy duo will captivate the whole family with their variety circus act, complete with empowering show themes, silly audience interaction, enchanting magic, LED glowing lights, and their famous 10 hula hoop talents. Join us for this dazzling and playful circus story that’s fun for all ages. Please visit the event webpage to purchase tickets and learn more about the performers.