Tualatin Hills Park Foundation, in partnership with THPRD, launched the Access For All initiative in 2014 to support a future that allows people of all backgrounds and abilities access to the social, emotional and physical benefits of the facilities and programs of the park district.
Specifically, Access for All will lend support to programs that expand access for:
Access for All is currently enlisting financial support for its first project: a 21.5-acre Model Community Sports Park in the Aloha neighborhood.
Model Community Sports Park
Imagine a place where people of all abilities are invited to experience the joy of sports (hitting a ball, making a catch, scoring a goal), as well as the social connection and camaraderie of being part of a team.
Imagine a park designed to provide inclusive sports and recreation with the following planned amenities:
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016; the park is expected to open in 2017.
Location: Adjacent to Mountain View Middle School, in a culturally and economically diverse neighborhood where about two dozen native languages are spoken.
Access for All is seeking an additional $1.5 million for those amenities that will yield a more inclusive community park, including the Champions Too Field, which would become the first inclusive multi-sport field in the state of Oregon.