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Picnics in the Park planned in June, July

The free picnics include food, information and fun

COURTESY CITY OF BEAVERTON - The City of Beaverton's annual Picnics in the Park program kicks off June 13 at Carolwood Park.Beaverton residents can munch on free pizza or Mexican food while joining Mayor Denny Doyle, City council members and neighbors during the city's annual Picnics in the Park series.

The first of these four free picnics is Monday, June 13.

Qdoba Mexican Grill and Big O's Wood Fired Pizza will help feed the crowds, while food supplies last.

This year’s Picnics in the Park will feature activities and information on the city’s Season of Safety. Attendees can learn about how to be safe at home, at work and in neighborhoods—from crosswalk safety to major disaster preparedness—and how the city works to keep residents safe.

In addition, family entertainment will include the THPRD Recreation Mobile and Nature Mobile, activities and performances hosted by the Sister Cities Advisory Board and an opportunity to learn about city programs.

The picnics are supported by the city’s Neighborhood Association Committees (NACs). Attendees who complete a NAC survey will be entered to win a laptop from Beaverton business Ecobinary Electronic Recycler.

The four Picnics in the Park will be held on the follow schedule:

• Monday, June 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Carolwood Park, east of Southwest 149th between Hart Road and Vulcan Court. Supported by the Sexton Mountain, South Beaverton, Neighbors SW and Greenway NACs.

• Monday, June 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Camille Park, access at the west end of Southwest Marjorie Lane. Supported by the Denney Whitford/Raleigh West, Vose and West Slope NACs.

• Monday, July 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Autumn Ridge Park, Northwest Fieldstone Drive. Supported by the Five Oaks/Triple Creek NAC.

• Thursday, July 14, 5 to 8 p.m. Center Street Park, 11895 Southwest Center Street. Supported by the Central Beaverton, Highland and West Beaverton NACs. This event will be hosted with THPRD's Concerts in the Park and will feature free live music.

In case of inclement weather, call the community events information line at 503-526-2559 after noon on the day of the picnic for location updates.

For more information about the Picnics in the Park, visit BeavertonOregon.gov/Picnics.