The board had in August 2015 approved a staff recommendation to rename the park in honor of Babette Horenstein, a longtime THPRD board member and Beaverton-area community leader. Horenstein died in late 2013.
The renaming was consistent with THPRD policy and followed an extensive public outreach effort. Hideaway Park in particular was chosen because of the Horenstein family's strong personal connection to it. Babette Horenstein frequently took her daughters to the park to play when they were young.
However, neighbors objected to the renaming and asked the board last October to reconsider. The Horenstein family subsequently asked that the district find a different facility to name after Mrs. Horenstein. On Tuesday night at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, board members agreed this was the best course of action. District staff plan to bring a new proposal to the board at a future date.
THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving 230,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, more than 90 park sites with active recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
Director – Communications
|Date: January 13, 2016
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