District hosts annual Party in the Park on July 30
Party in the Park -- THPRD's largest community event of the year -- will be Saturday, July 30, at the HMT Recreation Complex, 158th and Walker Road, Beaverton.
As always, admission will be free with a wide array of entertainment and recreation. Most activities begin at noon or later and end at 6 p.m.
For the first time, the Park District is joining forces with the City of Beaverton to showcase the diversity of our community with the Beaverton International Celebration (schedule of events).
Traditional favorites will still be part of the day, including The Classic at T-Hills car show (entry fee), which kicks things off at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. The Family Triathlon (entry fee) follows at 10 a.m. (one hour later than last year).
Other popular events include the K-9 Unit demonstration by the Beaverton Police Department, giant inflatables, drop-in sports, and much, much more. >> Read more
Registration for THPRD's fall classes and programs will get under way on Saturday, Aug. 20, three weeks earlier than last year.
The 2011 Fall Activities Guide is now available to view online, including a new interactive version that allows you to launch specific searches and bookmark pages. Printed guides will be available at all THPRD facilities and various community centers on Aug. 1.
The Tualatin Hills Park Foundation is hosting an online raffle featuring numerous exciting prizes, including an iPad 2, Oregon Ducks football tickets, a golf outing to Pumpkin Ridge with free lessons, a British Columbia getaway, and much, much more.
The deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, July 28.
To find out more about the prizes and to purchase tickets, click here.
A performance of Mark Twain's "Is He Dead?" has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Schiffler Park. The original performance on July 16 was postponed because of rain. The play will get under way at 6 p.m. >> Read more
Hapa, the Hawaiian music sensation, brings their unique song content, slack key guitar style, rhythm and extraordinary blending of voices to Cedar Mill Park on Thursday, Aug. 4. The band recently appeared on an episide of Hawaii Five-0 for an estimated 17 million viewers. the concert gets under way at 6 p.m. >> Read more
Join the Garden Home Recreation Center on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day of family fun with your favorite pooch.
With vendors, games, activities, food and awesome demonstrations, the 7th Annual Bow Wow Bash promises to be the best one yet. >> Read more
Join the Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center for this free event on Saturday, Aug. 13.
It's a great hands-on experience for the entire family. Come and sit in the monster trucks, play games in the game truck, or ride the lift into the McDonald's truck for toys (limited supply).
Admire many types of trucks and vehicles up close. Learn about safety, win prizes, and hang out with the Geoffrey, Chuck E. Cheese, and Sassy Suds mascots. >> Read more
THPRD tip of the month: Out-of-district residents invited to take advantage of voluntary annexation opportunity
Out-of-district residents pay an assessment fee (quarterly or annually) to participate in district programs. The annual fee is roughly equivalent to property taxes that the average in-district resident pays yearly to THPRD.
Each year in July, we extend a special voluntary annexation offer to out-of-district residents within THPRD’s ultimate service area. This year’s deadline is Sept. 7, and we will pay all processing fees for those who apply by then. Your application, if approved, would entitle you to all the benefits of in-district status, including the lowest possible prices and no waiting to register each term. You would pay annual property taxes starting in 2012 but no longer have to pay any assessment fees to participate in our programs.
If you have any questions, click here or call 503/645-6433.
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The Garden Home Recreation Center has openings for a full-time office tech, a part-time childcare coordinator, and fitness instructors.
Aquatics has several lifeguard jobs available and the Tennis Center is looking to fill two receptionist positions.
For more information on these and other Park District jobs, click here.