Welcome to the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation
Since 1958, the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation has served as the charitable arm of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. Some People refer to us as "THPF", others simply call us "The Foundation". By any name, we've provided support through fundraising efforts, which we've then used to augment Park District programs.
WHY DOES THE DISTRICT NEED OUR HELP?
THPRD excels at serving the public with available resources, but the needs of the community are greater than those funds. The Foundation is here to provide resources for special projects the district cannot fund. The Foundation can make the impossible possible and can accelerate projects that would otherwise lag for funding.
The Park Foundation is here to make sure that every person living within the THPRD boundaries is able to use the district's facilities. We want to make sure that physical challenges or economic struggles don't ever get in the way of people enjoying their park district.
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Summer Charity Raffle 2012
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Who Should Play?
You can help ensure that all children get the chance to participate in the wonderful programs at the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. As our economy in Oregon continues to struggle, families are facing tough choices on where to spend their hard-earned money. In many cases, this means that children don’t get the opportunity to participate in programs that will help them become more successful, happy and healthy.
At Tualatin Hills Park Foundation, we believe everyone deserves the right to participate, and we know you feel the same way. You can make sure that a child gets to play; send in your tax-deductible donation to the Ron Wiloughby Who Should Play program. Send your check to the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation (15707 S.W. Walker Rd., Beaverton, Oregon 97006) or donate online on our donation page. This will make sure that families who need our help don’t have to ask the question, “Who Should Play?”
Champions Too Field Project
The “Champions Too” sports field will be specially designed for children and adults with special needs. It will be a baseball field primarily, but easily re-tasked for other sports. This field will be specially designed to provide the thrill of athletic competition to those with developmental and physical challenges.
The Tualatin Hills Park Foundation will partner with THPRD to build a field that is fully accessible for all. THPRD will schedule use of the field. Disabled children and adults will have first priority for use.
Standard sports fields present formidable challenges for children and adults with special needs. THPRD’s own Camp Rivendale, Special Olympics’ Miracle League, Little League’s Challenger program, Oregon Disability Sports, and other partners will join THPF and THPRD to provide programs and opportunities for use of this field by children and adult athletes with disabilities.
The field will be used year-round and lighted for evening play. It will be a multi-use turf field and will be adaptable for many sports including baseball, soccer, youth football, and lacrosse.
What makes a sports field a Champions Too field? Wider base paths to accommodate wheelchairs. Resilient turf field surface, yet firm enough to accommodate wheelchairs. Larger dugouts to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and crutches. Bases flush with the ground. Deeper backstop area. This type of field has been built in 40 states, none in Oregon. A field sized to accommodate two teams on the field, the special needs team and the “buddy” team.
- Mission statement: The Tualatin Hills Park Foundation develops resources to ensure access to recreation for all Park District residents.
- Vision statement: Everyone’s life enriched through recreation.
- 2011 Park Foundation winter newsletter