THPRD June News June 2024

A huge THANK YOU to our wonderful community for supporting the THPRD levy!We are incredibly grateful for your support, and we can’t wait to continue providing amazing parks and programs for everyone to enjoy.

June is PRIDE Month, and THPRD is excited for the lineup of events happening this month. Join us as we come together to honor and support the LGBTQ+ community, creating a safe and welcoming space for all individuals to express themselves authentically. Together, let’s celebrate the beauty of love, celebrate diversity, and foster a sense of unity within our community. Get ready for an unforgettable month filled with empowerment, acceptance, and PRIDE! Visit our website to learn more about all the THPRD Pride events.

Embrace the vibrant spirit of inclusion and solidarity as we come together to celebrate the diversity of our community through the power of fitness! From high energy Zumba® with Sarah to empowering strength training with Teresa and mind-body practices with Kristi A, invigorate your body AND uplift your spirits with us! Please visit the event webpage for more details.

Celebrate Pride with fun, free, family-friendly social events at Cedar Hills Recreation Center! Bring your family and friends to celebrate diversity and inclusivity. Free activities and entertainment for all ages may include: bounce slide, foam cannon, outdoor yard games, face painting, crafts, photo wall, light refreshments, bubbles, and more. Additionally, you can start your celebration off strong with a free 90-minute workout with THPRD Fitness in the Cedar Hills gymnasium. Join us for one or both of these free events that are sure to be a blast. See you there! Please visit the event webpage for more details.

THPRD’s annual summer kick-off concert event returns in late June at Mt. View Champions Park. Family-friendly activities are planned! Please visit the website for more details and to mark your calendars for all other summer events.

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THPRD is excited to announce the opening of the dog run at Ridgewood View Park! Bring your furry friends out for a game of fetch and let them roam freely in our newly fenced dog run. Ridgewood Park is near the corner of 217 and Wilshire, at 10001 SW Ardenwood St.

THPRD is excited to announce the opening of La Raiz Park. Construction is finished and the park was opened to the public on May 6. Street parking is available along Lombard Avenue and there’s a nearby TriMet bus stop. Shelter rentals will be made available starting in July with a grand opening scheduled for the evening of July 18!

RISE volunteers

THPRD is looking for RISE Youth Leaders, who 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 1.5 hours in length. We also need Junior Lifeguards, who 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). Visit the Youth Opportunities page for more information.

Outdoor tennis courts, pickleball courts, and basketball hoops are being serviced across the district. Services include court cleaning, replacing worn out nets, and blowing debris from the courts weekly during the high use season.

Discover the joy of walking with “Walk with Me” events happening this summer! These guided walks through parks are led by one of THPRD’s fitness instructors. It’s a chance to connect with nature and enjoy a walk on THPRD trails, parks, and surrounding areas all while staying active. Come join us with your friends and family! All levels are welcome. No registration required. Please visit the event webpage for more details.

Not only do we have great live music featuring Dancehall Days—an all genres cover and dance band—but there will also be plenty of activities for the kids! THPRD Rec Mobile offers kids’ activities. THPRD Nature Mobile will host interactive educational displays and other activities. The Beaverton Safe Routes to School will host a Bike Rodeo, featuring a bike skills course, free helmets and fittings, free bike tune-ups, prizes and refreshments! Please visit the event webpage for more details.

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Join us for an open swim—we will swim till the sun goes down on the longest day. Please visit the event webpage for more details.

One of two major holidays celebrated in Islam, Eid al-Adha is a joyous and celebratory holiday that includes gathering with family for feasts of thanksgiving. All are welcome to join in family friendly activities including inflatables, laser tag, bazaar, food vendors, music and more. This is a celebration not to be missed! Co-sponsored by THPRD, Cool Islam, Islamic Community Center of Hillsboro, Islamic Society of Greater Portland, Bilal Masjid, and Afghan Support Network. Please visit the event webpage for more details.

Please join THPRD and the Beaverton Community Band for an evening of music and celebration. This free event will also host art activities, and an opportunity to hear about the West Side Trail Project from park district staff. The Beaverton Community Band is an all-volunteer group of adult musicians who share a love for concert band music and willingness to share their talents with the public. A variety of food vendors will be on site to purchase dinner and snacks or pack a picnic for the whole family. Please visit the event webpage for more details.

Pride Party is an annual event with a free, family-friendly community celebration that kicks off Pride Month and features a variety of vendors, live music & entertainment, food, community resources, and activities for all ages. More than 40 craft vendors and community partners will offer a variety of free educational resources and activities, along with creative items to purchase. We’ll also have a variety of food trucks for dining, or feel free to explore the local Orenco Station Plaza food options. Please visit the event webpage for more details and to see the schedule.

Join the city in presenting Tartuffe, a comedy by Molière, adapted and directed by Nik Whitcomb. This production is presented free of charge to the community in partnership with the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department & Hillsboro’s Cultural Arts. Please visit the event news story to get tickets and learn more about the comedy and its performers.

Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market is a weekly outdoor summer festival in Historic Downtown Hillsboro, presented to the community by volunteers, friends, and local partners. A private nonprofit organization, Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace, Inc provides a free community gathering place featuring music, food, shopping and other events. Please visit the event’s website for more details and to plan your visit.

The Washington County Chamber Black Advisory Business Council, in collaboration with various community groups, will present a vibrant and engaging celebration. Juneteenth will feature an array of activities, including food, music, art, inspiring speakers, and a diverse range of Black-owned business vendors around the theme of “The Reunion.” Please visit the event website for more details and to plan your visit.

You are invited to this summer’s hottest cultural festival, El Sol Festival. In partnership with the Hillsboro Cultural Arts District, join M & M Marketplace in its celebration of “The sun shines for everyone.” Join us for three summer weekends. Save the date—the next two will be on July 13-14 and August 10-11. Dancers and entertainers from around the globe come together to celebrate with music, movement, food, family and friends. Free parking is available.

Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of Latin culture at the 18th Annual Washington County Chamber—Unitus Community Credit Union Latino Cultural Festival! This culturally rich event provides a platform for sharing information, connecting with the community, and promoting local businesses and nonprofits to more than 10,000 attendees. The festivities will kick off with a colorful parade featuring Hillsboro elementary students, talented dancers, and musicians. Experience a diverse lineup of entertainment that showcases both renowned performers and local youth talent, while indulging in the delicious flavors of Latin cuisine from a variety of food vendors. The event also features cultural entertainment, a bustling art village, and an electrifying futsal tournament with over 200 players competing for glory. Join us for an unforgettable celebration of Latin culture and community! Visit the event webpage for more details, to register for volunteer opportunities or to plan your visit. Free parking is available.