08 Oct 2018 Gold Medal Finalist Video
We are proud to be a finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Award!
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) have announced that Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) is among the finalists for a 2018 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
The award signifies “excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition.”
Only six agencies nationwide will earn the NRPA Gold Medal in 2018. Five of the winners will be chosen based on population and the sixth will be awarded for armed forces recreation. THPRD is in the Class II category (serving 150,001 to 400,000 people).
The winner for the Gold Medal Award will be announced at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, September 25-27, 2018.
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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 on Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, visit our website at thprd.org.