Before the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center closes for its second phase of scheduled renovations, the pool will host just the third installment ever of THPRD’s popular Doggie Paddle.
The Doggie Paddle – an open swim event open to any water-loving canine – will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 6 pm. Two 45-minute sessions are scheduled. Each one will accommodate up to 50 dogs (but no humans; owners must remain on the pool deck).
The shallow end of the pool will be used for this event. Stairs and a ramp will be provided to help the canine guests enter and exit the pool, which is located at 15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton.
Preregistration for the Doggie Paddle is available. The cost is $8 in advance, $10 on the day of event (if space remains available).
“The schedule doesn’t allow us an opportunity to do this except when we know the pool is going to be drained and cleaned. Otherwise, we’d consider making it an annual event,” said Sharon Hoffmeister, superintendent of Aquatics. “It’s been a big hit each time we’ve held it.”
Following the Doggie Paddle, the Aquatic Center will be closed Aug. 21-Dec. 10. Among the many capital improvements to be completed during the closure: resurfacing of the pool tank, replacement of the pool deck, a redesign of the west side berm in the pool area, painting, resurfacing dressing room floors, and ADA improvements.
During Phase 1, which was completed in 2016, the center’s roof was replaced.
Comparable programs at other THPRD pools – which include the Sunset Swim Center, just two miles away from the Aquatic Center – will be available for the general public.
Displaced swimmers can use the links below to identify times and locations at other pools:
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 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, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
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|Date: August 7, 2017
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