*Dec. 9 update: THPRD assigns names to three new park sites*
The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) Board of Directors will consider naming two newly acquired sites within the Timberland development located in Cedar Mill at their public meeting scheduled for December 7th, 2015.
The first site is a one-acre neighborhood park centrally located within the Timberland development at the corner of NW 118th Avenue and NW Stone Mountain Lane. The park offers recreational amenities including a public plaza, splash pad, play equipment, and open lawn area.
The second site is an 8.77-acre natural area located in the southeast corner of the Timberland development at NW 116th Avenue and NW Cedar Falls Drive. The site contains significant natural resources and a community trail, and offers recreational opportunities such as hiking and wildlife viewing.
A vicinity map showing these site locations is provided above.
Based on the site name suggestions received during THPRD’s public outreach period in September and October 2015, and in consideration of THPRD’s District Compiled Policies for Naming of District Property, 2013 Comprehensive Plan, and 2015 Trails Functional Plan, district staff is recommending that the Board of Directors name the neighborhood park site Timberland Park and the natural area site Cedar Mill Creek Greenway.
In addition, based on the public input received, staff is also recommending that an interpretive sign be installed at the natural area site to commemorate the site's historical significance and the original survey work of William Ives.
The public is invited to submit written comment on the recommended names for the board’s consideration. To be fully considered by the board, comments should be received by November 13th, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Please submit written comment via one of these methods:
- Via THPRD.org’s contact form (topic: park planning)
- Send an email to email@example.com
- Hand-deliver to Matt Kilmartin of THPRD’s Design & Development Department at 6220 SW 112th Avenue, Suite 100, Beaverton, OR 97008
In accordance with THPRD’s District Compiled Policies for Naming of District Property, 2013 Comprehensive Plan, and 2015 Trails Functional Plan, the recommended names shall:
- Adhere to the classifications of district properties established in the Comprehensive Plan and to the trail types and names established in the Trails Functional Plan.
- Consider the site location and history, have historical, cultural or social significance, and commemorate places, people or events of importance.
- Engender a strong positive image and have symbolic value that enhances the site character and identity.
- Consolidate site and trail names when possible for sites that are functionally linked.
If you have any questions, please contact Matt Kilmartin at 503-614-4010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.