Spring has arrived — at least, if the Tigard Parks & Recreation Department has anything to say about it.
Tigard Parks & Rec published its Spring 2017 Activity Guide online Friday. The guide describes activities, classes and events coming up into the month of June.
Highlights include a schedule of swimming lessons with the Tigard Tualatin Aquatic District, which operates a public pool on the Tigard High School campus (and a second pool on the Tualatin High School campus), youth sports and outdoor camps, and special community events happening this spring.
Those events include:
• The Latino Informational Festival, being held for the second year. The event is geared toward Tigard's Spanish-speaking population and seeks to connect them with city services and volunteering opportunities. Participants can also enjoy refreshments and local art. It is being held March 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tigard Public Library, 13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.
• The Tigard Egg Hunt, also in its second year. Children up to age 10 are invited to participate in a search for eggs, do some crafts and meet the Easter bunny. Participants should make sure to bring their own basket for eggs. The event is April 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Cook Park, 17005 S.W. 92nd Ave.
• The Downtown Tigard Art Walk, now in its fourth year. The weekend street fair will feature local artists and businesses, as well as food. It is hosted by the Tigard Downtown Alliance, which represents Main Street-area merchants. Hours are May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. and May 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the second day being oriented more toward families, on Main Street.
The department first published a seasonal activity guide last summer. A second edition was published for the fall and winter.