With a 58-year history of developing classes, facilities, services, and events for residents, the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) provides year-round recreational and educational opportunities for people of all ages in the Beaverton, Oregon area, near Portland. Offerings include thousands of broadly diverse classes and more than 200 park sites, 60 miles of trails, and 1,300 acres of natural areas in addition to eight swim centers and six recreation centers.
THPRD is supported by taxpayers, headed by a five-member elected board of directors, and managed by a staff of park and recreation professionals.
The district's Administration Office is located at 15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR 97006. Main phone number: 503/645-6433.
The mission of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is to provide high-quality park and recreation facilities, programs, services and natural areas that meet the needs of the diverse communities it serves.
The district is governed by an elected five-member board of directors. They are:
- Joe Blowers, President/Director
- John Griffiths, Director
- Bill Kanable, Director
- Larry Pelatt, Secretary/Director
- Bob Scott, Secretary Pro-Tempore/Director
The district is managed by Doug Menke, who assumed the post in 2007. He has worked for THPRD for 25 years.
THPRD was formed in 1955 by a group of foresighted citizens led by local physical education teacher Elsie Stuhr. The group envisioned that Beaverton would grow dramatically and that its residents would need recreational facilities. Today, THPRD is the largest special park and recreation district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving more than 200,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area.
THPRD is a great place to work which is reflected in the dedication and high caliber of our staff. THPRD employees are offered free classes and recreation within the district in addition to competitive salaries, insurance plans, holidays, and sick leave.
Learn more about how the various departments serve the needs of THPRD.
The public is welcome to attend advisory committee meetings. Schedules, agendas and minutes for the various committees are linked below. Meeting days, times, and locations are subject to change. Advisory Committee Application Form
- Bond Oversight
- Historic Facilities
- Natural Resources
- Stuhr Center