The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has scheduled a dedication ceremony to be held at intermission of its regularly scheduled Concert & Theater in the Park performance on July 16 at Cedar Mill Park.
The ceremony will celebrate completion of several recent improvements to the park that were funded by THPRD’s 2008 voter-approved bond measure.
A free concert featuring the Tony Starlight Band will begin at 6 pm at the park. During the 7 pm intermission, a brief ceremony with spoken remarks and ribbon-cutting will be held. The band will then return to the stage and play until the 8 pm conclusion.
THPRD will provide free cake and several door prizes, including tickets to the district’s Aug. 15 Groovin’ on the Grass concert with Tower of Power.
The THPRD Rec Mobile and Nature Mobile will be at the park with a variety of fun activities for children starting at 6 pm. In addition, park district employees will have an information table where guests can ask questions.
The Cedar Mill Business Association is bringing back its popular passport contest for the event. The contest encourages concert-goers to pick up a passport at the concert entrance, visit all of the community partner exhibits, and get their passport stamped. All completed passports will be placed in a drawing, with the winner receiving a gift basket.
Cedar Mill Park, which spans nearly six acres, reopened late last year after several months of renovation. Improvements include a new sports field and tennis courts, trails and play equipment. The project also included the redevelopment of the baseball/multipurpose sports field at the adjacent Cedar Mill Elementary School. The work followed an agreement with the Beaverton School District in 2013 for shared use of the school property.
“We’re really pleased with how the park turned out,” said Doug Menke, THPRD general manager. “It looks good, and we’re confident our residents will enjoy using all the new amenities for years to come.”
Another new feature is an asphalt path leading from the park to 106th Terrace and 107th Avenue, which children in the neighborhood can use to walk to the elementary school. The path also improves access to THPRD’s nearby Jackie Husen Park and Jordan Woods Natural Area.
The project was designed with significant community input and included enhancements to natural areas of the park by THPRD’s Natural Resources staff. Their work continues with the planting of additional native trees and shrubs.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015, 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.
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|Date: July 9, 2015
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