We acknowledge that all U.S. government agencies have roots stemming from systemic racism and oppression, including THPRD.
We seek to hold ourselves accountable for our role in perpetuating these systems and are committed to taking action to create meaningful change.
We aspire to bring people together, to be a welcoming and inclusive park and recreation district, and to live our values of advancing social and racial equity.
Context for THPRD's Equity and Inclusion Statement The above statement was created in an inclusive way, authored by the employees serving on the district’s Welcoming and Inclusive Committee (WIC). Members spent a great deal of time crafting and thoughtfully examining the statement through an equity and anti-racist lens.
A child riding their accessible handcycle at THPRDMountain View Champions Park
We will enhance healthy and active lifestyles while connecting more people to nature, parks, and programs. We will do this through stewardship of public resources and by providing programs/spaces to fulfill unmet needs.
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.
Below are our organizational values affirmed by THPRD Board of Directors. These guide and inform our policy making and the daily direction of our work. Our values are enduring and stay with us year after year and are not likely to change often.
Leading with Equity with special attention to Racial Equity
THPRD values all dimensions of equity including ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, and other identities. We see it as an essential core value that we prioritize all aspects of equity. A commitment to equity means looking at individuals’ needs and understanding that people need different things to achieve equitable outcomes. THPRD recognizes that to achieve meaningful equity we must prioritize investments in activities to reach those most marginalized therefore we support a comprehensive investment in equitable outcomes for the most impacted people and at this time, due to disparate impacts, a special focus on activities to advance racial equity is an important component of our overall equity strategies.
We value our natural environment and demonstrate this value through how we acquire, plan for, and maintain these areas. Environmental stewardship extends to the way we build and maintain our facilities, and the practices we use to procure goods and services.
Commitment to Community Vision
We are committed to honoring and realizing the community feedback captured through the district’s visioning process. We will integrate the public’s feedback into our planning and operational efforts to honor the four visioning goals to be Welcoming and Inclusive, provide play for everyone, to build and maintain accessible and safe places, and to preserve natural spaces.
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