Construction on one of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s largest bond measure projects, the redevelopment of Cedar Hills Park, will start on July 9.
The project will create a long list of amenities for the public: multipurpose synthetic turf athletic field, splash pad, play equipment, multipurpose sport courts, sand volleyball and bocce courts, community garden, picnic shelter, permanent restrooms, and concession stand.
The park – adjacent to Cedar Hills Boulevard and Walker Road in Beaverton – will also offer many new ADA-accessible features, enabling people experiencing disabilities to more easily enjoy recreation in the park.
“We’re excited to get underway with this bond project,” said Doug Menke, THPRD general manager. “The park is in a great location and has been well-used, but it hasn’t been redeveloped since we acquired it in the late ‘50s. It’s going to be a much better park when we’re finished.”
Redevelopment of the 12-acre site will take the next two summers. Work will finish in October 2019 – just after the Beaverton School District opens its new William Walker Elementary School next door in September 2019.
Because the park and the school are so close together and both THPRD and BSD have major construction projects to do simultaneously, the two entities have closely coordinated their efforts while also informing the public and gathering input on plans. Most notably, as part of the new school design, a new entrance will be built off of Cedar Hills Boulevard to improve vehicle and pedestrian access to both the park and school.
The park’s new multipurpose sport courts will include the district’s first futsal court. Futsal is a soccer-like game played on a hard surface similar in size to a tennis court.
The splash pad – a water playground with numerous in-ground spray and waterjet features that dance in different patterns and directions when activated – will be the district’s third, joining previous installations at Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center and Timberland Park. It will be free to the public to use during warmer weather months.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 250,000 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: June 28, 2018
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