Parks News July 2024

kids at enchanted park day


July Events near Cedar Mill from THPRD

July Events near Cedar Mill from Hillsboro Parks & Recreation

fall registration

Fall Registration opens up for In-District patrons on Saturday, August 10 at 8 am and for Out-of-District patrons on Monday, August 12. Register online on the THPRD website.

Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation (THPRD) is excited to announce the opening of La Raíz Park. The Grand Opening is a free community event with entertainment, family-friendly activities, and much more! Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner. Free treats will be handed out to the public.

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The park features a multipurpose court, two covered picnic areas, paved and soft-surface paths, open lawn areas surrounded by trees and natural plantings, multiple play areas including a water play feature, and more.

The park’s name, La Raíz, is Spanish for “the root” and honors numerous members of Spanish-speaking communities in the district. The name represents the site’s large trees that live in interdependent relationships through connected roots. Like spreading tree roots, the unique paths and experiences that have led people to this land continue to shape the community we live in today as we grow toward the future.

The park was opened to the public on May 6. Street parking is available along Lombard Avenue and there is a TriMet bus stop. Shelter rentals will be made available starting in July with the grand opening. Please visit the event webpage for details about the park, to register to volunteer for the event, or to plan your visit. 

Please visit the Nature Mobile program website for details or see the corresponding flyer

We have a variety of sports, recreation, tennis, and nature camps tailored for children aged 4-15. Whether your child is interested in exploring the great outdoors, honing their tennis skills, or diving into exciting sports and recreation activities, we have the perfect camp for them.

Don’t wait to secure your child’s spot! Registration for our summer camps is now open, and there is still space available. For a complete list of THPRD’s summer camps, visit our summer activities guide online for availability and registration.You may also use our search to find specific classes, camps, and programs that match your child’s interests. 

Join us for a full calendar of FREE Fitness in the Park this summer.  Find the schedule on our Fitness in the Park page.

THPRD is partnering with FLY to the World, a non-profit run by youth whose purpose is to provide financial literacy training to youth across the globe. This training is free and will be made available to youth volunteers with THPRD, plus any extra space will be available for youth to sign up publicly. Learn more on our youth volunteer webpage

Join THPRD to welcome the community to this FREE annual event led by Latinx and Native community members that cater to support Latinx and Native vendors, artists, dancers and musicians living in the area with the aim of promoting Anahuaca culture and heritage through art, food, music, and dance. Please visit the event webpage for more information. 

July 10, 6 pm, Meeting on zoom

THPRD is finalizing plans for the future pickleball courts coming to Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex. Join THPRD for a virtual meeting to learn more and ask questions about the project. 

Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather but remember when going with your best four-legged friend, you want to keep that pup on a leash. Not everyone is comfortable around dogs, and we need your help sharing the space with others. If you have concerns about a location with a lot of off-leash dog activity, give our Safety Services staff a call at 971-246-0169.

The wading pool at Sunset Swim Center (13707 NW Science Park Drive) is open. Please visit the THPRD facility page for more information or to see the calendar for times. The public swim schedule for the indoor pool can also be found at the same page by clicking on “Main Pool” above the Activity Schedules calendar and to the left of “Wading Pool”. 

Bring your family, grab lawn chairs or blankets, and meet your neighbors and friends for a summer afternoon of fun and music. Country singer Britnee Kellogg will headline the annual celebration. You may have seen her sharing the stage with the likes of Blake Shelton, Eric Paslay, Lee Brice, Kane Brown, Little Big Town and Keith Urban. Not only do we have great music, but there will also be plenty to do for the kids. THPRD Rec Mobile, kids can bounce around in the fun jump, get their face painted, enjoy yard games and more! Seating is on the grass. Beach/sand chairs or blankets for seating are recommended. Regular height lawn chairs will be permitted only at the side and rear of the seating area. No alcohol is allowed. Leashed dogs are welcome to attend with their owners. Event sponsors include the City of Beaverton, Bethel Church, and American Legion Beaverton Post 124. Please visit the event webpage for more details or to volunteer. 

kids at enchanted park day

Come join THPRD staff along with special guests for Enchanted Family Days! There will be character meet & greet, give-aways, activities and games, and treats. The kids can dress like their favorite character for a day. And don’t forget to pack the camera—surprise guests will be joining us for this fun event!

Help us spruce up the Community Garden at Cedar Hills Park! Volunteers will help weed and mulch, as needed. Please bring a reusable water bottle to drink throughout the day. Tools and gloves will be provided. No gardening experience necessary. Please visit the event webpage to register for volunteering. 

Come join us with your friends and family! All levels are welcome. No registration required.

These guided walks are led by one of THPRD’s fitness instructors through parks. 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. Visit the event webpage for more details. 

Get ready for summer fun with the return of popular concerts in the park! Free concerts will feature a variety of musical performances to fill the air! Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music along with kid’s activities. Concert-goers are welcome to bring a picnic supper to enjoy, as well as low-profile lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Visit the event webpage for more details. 

Beaverton School District, THPRD, and Wake Up Beaverton! are partnering to provide 6,000 free backpacks full of back-to-school supplies to local families in need. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to socialize, while putting together backpacks that fill a vital need in our community. Please bring a reusable water bottle to drink from throughout your shift. Multiple shifts are available—sign up here!

Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market is a weekly outdoor summer festival 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. 

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 last one is 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.