Category Archives: Parks

Park News October 2022

Abbey Creek Park concept plan

• Community meeting for future dog run
• Abbey Creek Park concept plan• Volunteer for a THPRD advisory or budget committee
• THPRD winter term registration
• FREE fitness in the park
• Basketball leagues starting soon!
• Looking for spooktacular Halloween happenings?

Cider Festival returns!

The annual Cedar Mill Cider Festival returns after two long years of the pandemic. We will bring together history, music, food, and fun for the community on the grounds of the historic John Quincy Adams Young House in Cedar Mill.

Under the spreading hickory tree

hickory nuts on the tree

You can enjoy the large, spreading shade of a special tree, a Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa), right here in Cedar Mill, at the John Quincy Adams Young House park.

Park News September 2022

group fitness class

• Annual passes are back!
• Plant native this fall, order now!
• Welcoming Week: “Where We Belong”
• Volunteer to help improve THPRD services
• Free monthly admission to THPRD facilities!

August 8 update

• Commissioner Districts Survey
• Neighborhood meeting for 9495 SW Taylor St
• Paving schedules
• Fall Care Fair for afterschool programs
• Flea Market at the Skyline Grange
• WashCo Bikes Repair Clinic
• Storytimes in different languages
• Water District proposes rate hike, offers listening sessions
• Fall Native Plant Sale at THPRD Nature Center
• James Recycling Event at Columbia Sportswear

Cedar Mill Cider Festival returns next month

September 18: Enjoy free freshly pressed apple cider, live music, cultural and craft booths, the History Tent where you can learn about the community’s history, kids’ activities, and one or more food trucks serving lunch!

August Park News

• New dog run at Ridgewood Park
• Fall Native Plant Sale ordering starts
soon
• Bonny Slope play structure among
THPRD projects getting Metro
funds
• Summer events at THPRD
• THPRD is hiring
• Save the date for Fall THPRD
registration

It falls over lava! The geology of Cedar Mill Falls

falls

Cedar Mill Falls is the only waterfall in eastern Washington County, and one of the only urban-area falls in Oregon.

Community News June 2022

kaleidoscope

• Celebration of Life for Mr. James
• It’s prep time. Let’s get ready for the wildfire season together.
• Join us “virtually” at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• Metro funding for Westside Trail? Take the survey
• Civics for Adults
• Scavenger Hunt and Food Drive to support DVRC
• Meet Your Watershed Navigator
Legislative Town Hall
• Tualatin Valley Creates: Kaleidoscope from the Sea
• Fourth of July concert with Britnee Kellogg
• Museo Ambulante—Walking Museum
• Ask WCSO: My kids are good swimmers; is there still an expectation for them to wear life jackets?
• Retirement 101
• City of Beaverton events
• Gallery at The Reser
• Access to the arts: Cultural Coalition survey
• Beaverton Community Band Spring Concert
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• PlanetCon Fair offers recycling, gear swap, learning, and more
• Become a Master Recycler
• Cedar Hills Ready! presents: Emergency Water Filter Workshop
• Viva Village

Park News April 2022

pole

• Register for summer programs
• Westside Trail pedestrian bridge update
• Sentinel Plaza transitions to WashCo Parks/Beaverton
• Volunteer While You Enjoy the Spring Weather!

Park News March 2022

• Swim Instructor shortage limits Spring swim classes
• Volunteer in the parks

Garden News March 2022

bare root plants

• Tree and native plant sale at Skyline Grange
• THPRD Spring Native Plant sale
• Soil School
• Rock Creek Corner garden needs a gardener (or two)

Park News February 2022

• Get ready to register for THPRD spring programs
• THPRD Volunteer opportunities

Community News December 2021

• Street tree mapping project needs volunteers
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum
• Sunset grad party fundraising
• Gently-used children’s items welcome at Northwest Children’s Outreach
• Arts & Communication Magnet Academy fundraising and more…
• The Legacy Project: End-of-life workshop series
• PEARLS: Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives
• The ArtPass Card: a perfect gift
• Ask WSCO: How can I avoid holiday scams?
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar
• TVF&R Offers Holiday Safety Tips
• 55+? Join the Friendship Circle!
• Winter term PCC Community Ed non-credit class registration now open!
• Cedar Hills Ready! survey open now
• Chehalem Ridge Nature Park opening soon
• Using COVID-19 home tests

CPO 1 News

• October meeting
• September meeting notes

Park News October 2021

• Commonwealth Lake Park improvements need your support
• THPRD hosts their fourth Talking Walls event
• Work parties
• High honors for THPRD’s visioning process

Park News September 2021

working with kids

• Registration for THPRD’s Fall Season
• THPRD Has Job Opportunities

CPO 1 News June 2021

Cedar Mill Creek

• CPO 1 June meeting
Clean Water Services • Sheriff •
USPS
• CPO 1 May Meeting summary

THPRD News June 2021

Cedar Mill Greenway Trails

• THPRD News
• Walk with Me—Cedar Mill
• Volunteering at THPRD
• Celebrate National Trails Day at Tualatin Hills Nature Park
• Community Garden Work Party at Cedar Hills Park
• RISE Youth Leadership Program is Now a Year-Round Opportunity!
• THPRD is Now Hiring!
• Updated Face Covering Guidance at THPRD

History in the News May 2021

JQAY house

• Our heritage trees: In the iconic 1905 photo of the JQA Young House on Cornell, you can see a pear tree with a ladder leaning against it. That tree has survived along with its neighboring apple tree, but both of them were in bad shape.
• Website help wanted!

Park News May 2021

somerset play

You may have noticed a few changes coming to Somerset West Park (off of 185th and Parkview) next to the Somerset West Swim Center. The park has been redeveloped with field and playground improvements funded by the 2008 bond measure.

Park News April 2021

• Celebrate spring through volunteering in your parks
• Workgroup to evaluate District Affiliates
• Summer Camp Jobs & More
• THPRD Summer Schedule Online April 12

Wildlife in Our Parks

Blacktail deer roam throughout our parks and along stream corridors, and sometimes appear in our yards!

A tree frog croaks in the distance. A banana slug slithers on the ground beside you. You can hear songbirds singing and see a freshly chewed tree stump, evidence of beaver. These are just some of the wildlife sightings you might experience while walking through Jordan Woods Natural Area.

Park News February 2021

Concept drawing of cyclists approaching the bridge from the south. Pacific Office Automation building is on the right.

• Jackie Husen Dog Run is permanent
• Gain Valuable Experience through Internships
• Love Your Trails Celebration
• THPRD Westside Trail Bridge update
• Chehalem Ridge Nature Park

Community News January 2021

heritage quilt barn

• Christmas Tree recycling
• THPRD January news
• Housing Providers Needed for Beaverton Metro HomeShare Program
• Westview Red Cross Blood Drive
• Washington County Forum
• Viva Village January activities
• Clean Water Services Rate and Utility Bill Support
• Library Events
• Board of Commissioners seeking volunteers to serve on new Salary Commission
• The Big One? How to Become Earthquake Safe in Your Home
• SAMBA Can/Bottle Drive
• Tualatin Valley Creates
• Helping Farmers, Ranchers, and Foresters Plan for Business Transition
• Tips to Carry You Safely into 2021
• The value of reporting
• ACMA Dining Fundraisers
• Book Review: “Swedes in Oregon”

CMBA helps bring musical bench to Cedar Mill

Musical bench in Timberland park

Katie Smith is the Community Outreach coordinator for the Cedar Mill Business Association, in addition to being Sales Manager of The Ackerly at Timberland. CMBA was looking for a project to replace the hanging flower baskets (since funding had dwindled), when she learned about Tualatin Valley Creates (TVC) and got in touch with Raziah Roushan, Executive Director.

Park News November 2020

• THPRD Vision Action Plan
• THPRD Budget Comm. openings
• Metro Parks & Nature Comm. openings

THPRD proposes pedestrian bridge to cross Highway 26, link segments of Westside Trail

THPRD bridge

When it is completed, it will connect the Westside Trail from SW Greenbrier Parkway to NW Cornell Road through the BPA powerline right-of-way behind the industrial area on Science Park Drive.