Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District major park project comes to fruition.

PHOTO COURTESY OF TUALATIN HILLS PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT - An all-inclusive playground is one of many features of a new park in Aloha. The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District will unveil its largest 2008 bond measure project, Mountain View Champions Park in Aloha, with a grand opening celebration for the public Saturday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 6 p.m.

The 21.5-acre site features Oregon's first athletic field for people of all abilities, two other synthetic turf fields and a 6,500-square-foot inclusive playground.

Through a partnership with the Beaverton School District, it is located at and adjacent to Mountain View Middle School at Southwest 170th Avenue and Farmington Road.

Numerous free activities are planned, including clinics by the Portland Timbers and Hillsboro Hops, an appearance by the mascot Barley the Hop, adaptive sports clinics, a Fun Zone with circus performers and puppeteers, large inflatable structures, face-painting, and community partner booths.

Free parking will be available at Mountain View Middle School. Guests will be able to purchase food and beverages from a variety of vendors. In addition, free cotton candy will be offered.

A ribbon-cutting will take place at 3 p.m., including remarks by the district's Board President Jerry Jones and Washington County Chairman Andy Duyck.

By Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Reporter, Beaverton Valley Times
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